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Temporary Student-Athlete Academic Support

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Boulder, Colorado

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Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado is searching for a Temporary Student-Athlete Academic Support member to join our Athletics department! This position is planned to work through the summer, and is expected to work fully in-person, at least 30 hours a week.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

As one of 34 U.S. public research institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—our goal at CU Boulder is to directly affect Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff, and students work with the broader community to establish outstanding connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Provide intensive one-on-one assistance for assigned at-risk students.
  • Motivate students to fully engage in their academic life and promote the development of academic success.
  • Teach students about academic integrity and academic fraud.
  • Assist students in managing their time and priorities.
  • Facilitate executive skills such as goal setting, time management, note taking and study skills, test taking skills, organization, prioritization, and communication using the curriculum in the Academic Mentor Packet.
  • Guide students how to create daily and weekly academic objectives that are specific and measurable.
  • Hold students accountable to meeting times/dates, behavior expectations, and academic objectives.
  • Create detailed reports following each individual session using the preferred method of reporting.
  • Confirm students are meeting attendance standards and working on scheduled/required academic objectives and class assignments.
  • Maintain confidential records, adhere to FERPA guidelines and all departmental confidentiality policies.
  • Assist in the facilitation of tutor appointment requests.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • Hourly compensation: $18.00.


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave

Be Statements

Be challenged. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Counseling, Sport Management/Business Administration or related field.
  • Work experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Highly motivated with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Applicants should possess strong desire to work in the field of athletic academic support.
  • Candidates are expected to demonstrate academic integrity and confidentiality while complying with all University, PAC-12, and NCAA policies.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Suite.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience teaching, tutoring, or providing academic support services to student-athletes.
  • Master’s Degree, or progress towards a degree, in Education, Counseling, Sport Administration/Business Administration, or related field.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and experience working with at-risk student-athletes.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. Optional: A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 5, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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