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Fordham University
  • Position Number: 4725678
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Student Affairs and Services
Academic Counselor for Student Athletes

Academic Advising Student Athletics, Rose Hill

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers acomprehensive and competitive benefits packageto its employees, which includesmedical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

  • We offertuition remissionfor employees and their dependents

  • A generous employer match towards a 403(b)retirement plan.

  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC),Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness(PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.

  • As part of itswork-life balanceprogram, the University providesgenerous PTOincluding 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, andholidaysthat include paid time off between Christmas and New year.

  • University employees have access to theEmployee Assistance Program(EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.

Position Summary

The Academic Counselor for Student-Athletes serves as part of a team in the Office of Student-Athletic Advising. The mission of the office is to support the more than 550 Division 1 NCAA student-athletes who play on 20 teams at Fordham University, offering student-athletes the resources and direction needed to achieve their scholastic potential and to prepare them for post-graduate scholastic, athletic, and career opportunities.

The Academic Counselor for Student-Athletes is responsible for providing academic support and guidance for student-athletes, with a particular focus on undergraduate student-athletes.

Essential Functions

Academic Support and Counseling

  • Supports student-athletes in their transition to Fordham, focusing on overall academic, personal, and social well-being, as well as development of self-efficacy.

  • Develops academic strategies for success, connect students to resources and opportunities, support campus engagement, and serves as a source of ongoing support for a caseload of student-athletes (typically all members of a specified set of teams).

  • Collaborates with campus departments, faculty, and coaches in support of student engagement, retention, and success efforts.

  • Refers students to appropriate academic personnel and support resources and collaborates with other areas at Fordham to monitor and support the academic progress; track participation and provide additional support as needed.

  • Directly supports the education of student-athletes about the office and the University as a whole.

  • Works directly with students to identify and implement appropriate interventions as necessary.

  • Assesses the needs of student-athletes and, as appropriate develops, manages, implements, and monitors mentoring and tutoring sessions.

  • Promotes strategies for student success and retention through individual and group meetings.

  • Works closely with others in the office to ensure that student-athletes are meeting university and NCAA eligibility requirements.

  • Collaborates with coaching staff around student well-being.

  • As needed, assists with academic recruiting presentations and visits for prospective student-athletes.

Academic Guidance

  • Counsels and supports student-athletes in establishing realistic and attainable academic goals regarding course of study, time to degree, course load (including summer courses) and career pathways.

  • Provides developmental academic advising to student-athletes, in collaboration with deans' office staff for undergraduates in the Gabelli School of Business, the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, and upper-class students in Fordham College at Rose Hill:

  • Serves as support advisor through graduation, in collaboration with the Fordham College Advising Center for first- and second-year students Fordham College at Rose Hill (eventually, as a new advising model is phased in, all students in this college):

  • Monitors academic performance and track progress towards degree completion.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.

Management Responsibilities

Guides work of other employees who perform essentially the same work and/or student workers. Organizes, sets priorities, schedules and reviews work, but is generally not responsible for final decisions in hiring, performance management or compensation.

Additional Functions

  • Some evening and weekend work will be required along with possible travel.

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in psychology, counseling, education, sports management, or related field required.

  • Demonstrated understanding of DEI efforts and programming within the context of collegiate athletics.

  • Demonstrated counseling and advising skills

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills

  • Ability to work constructively and collaboratively in a diverse environment, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trusting relationships.

  • Ability to effectively interact and work with coaches

  • Ability to motivate and inspire students.

  • Strong organizational skills and administrative abilities.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in counseling, education, advising, sports management, psychology, or related field.

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting student-athletes in areas such as advising, career / leadership development, academic support, or personal development.

  • Familiarity with the time and scholastic challenges faced by student-athletes seeking excellence in scholarship and sports at a rigorous Division I institution.

  • Strong knowledge of college student development theory.

  • Knowledge and experience of NCAA rules and the NCAA Applications platform.

  • Working knowledge of G-Suite, Salesforce, and Banner.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Fordham University's commitment to Jesuit education.

Minimum Starting Salary: $60,000

Maximum Starting Salary: $67,500

Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.





Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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