Utah State University

Academic Coordinator (Student Success Advisor)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/16/2022 6:41 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Student Athlete Services
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The USU Athletics Academic Coordinator (Student Success Advisor) will support the academic needs of student-athletes in assigned sports and assist in the day-to-day operation of Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS). Sports will be assigned upon hiring.


The Academic Coordinator (Student Success Advisor) assists student-athletes with academic progress in areas including academic study skills and learning strategies; educates student-athletes on NCAA, conference, and institutional eligibility requirements; and, in conjunction with campus advisors, guides student-athletes on course and major selection and career planning. The Academic Coordinator meets with student-athletes on a regular basis to monitor academic progress and review eligibility status.  Additionally, the Academic Coordinator will provide detailed reports and updates to coaches, compile semester grade/eligibility reports, and assist with the preparation of each assigned team’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR). The Academic Coordinator participates in recruiting activities, orientation, and SAAS events.


This position reports to the Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services.



  • Monitor admission process on all new incoming student-athletes for assigned sports
  • Assist in coordinating advising appointments with assigned student-athletes for course selection/registration
  • Monitor course selection for fulfillment of appropriate university course requirement fulfillment
  • Update coaches regularly with academic progress status
  • Serve as liaison between faculty/campus personnel and assigned student-athletes
  • Educate student-athletes on ACCESS/Banner registration, drops/adds, and other academic policies and procedures
  • Process end-of-term academic reports via Argos


  • Monitor initial and transfer eligibility for incoming new student-athletes in assigned sports
  • Process and monitor continuing eligibility for assigned student-athletes
  • Timely communication with coaches regarding eligibility issues


  • Evaluate high school and college transcripts
  • Meet with official and unofficial prospective student-athletes in assigned sports
  • Provide recruits with information regarding becoming an Aggie and being a student-athlete at Utah State University
  • Highlight academic accomplishments of USU student-athletes 


  • Process annual APR and GSR data for assigned sports
  • Maintain current and accurate roster of student-athletes in assigned sports
  • Assist with SAAS events
  • Other projects and programs as assigned (student-athlete development programming, etc.) 


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in academic advising of students or related student services field
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working collaboratively with colleagues and coaches 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in appropriate discipline
  • Working knowledge of NCAA eligibility rules and regulations (Bylaw 14)
  • Experience in academic support services of student-athletes
  • Experience with Academic Progress Rate and Graduation Success Rate process and submission

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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