Academic/Life Skills Coordinator

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Updated: Jul 26, 2022

Location: Irvine-Campus

Job Type:

Department: IA Support Services

Job Opening ID:40002

Reports To: Assistant Athletic Director, Academic & Student Services

Working Title: Academic/Life Skills Coordinator

Department: IA Support Services

Bargaining Unit:99

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code:004500

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time:100%

Work Schedule:8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The mission of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of California, Irvine is to facilitate and enrich the education and personal growth of its students through their participation in competitive NCAA Division I athletics. Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to the welfare of student-athletes and staff, and advocates an environment that promotes excellence in athletic and academic performance, sportsmanship, diversity, and gender equity. Intercollegiate Athletics also supports the University of California’s mission of public service and serves to generate a unifying spirit among students, faculty, staff, and alumni that transcends communities, cultures, and generations.

Academic/Life Skills Coordinator will report directly to the Assistant Athletic Director, Academic & Student Services and will perform limited range of counseling and advising targeted to student athletes with working in conjunction with Academic Advisors from respective academic units on campus. Staff member will monitor satisfactory academic progress of student-athletes and provide academic reports by sport on a weekly basis to respective coaches for assigned programs and also on a quarterly basis in alignment with university progress in conjunction with Compliance and NCAA Certification Officer. Academic/ Life Skills Coordinator will be knowledgeable with NCAA Academic Rules as well as university academic policies and procedures. Assists student-athletes in developing problem-solving, self-management, and organization skills. Provides students with test preparation techniques and strategies. Assumes liaison responsibility by regularly communicating with Coaching Staff, Campus Academic Advisors, Admissions, and other campus groups as assigned. Provides general academic counseling across disciplines, colleges, and schools to all student-athletes. Facilitates small group discussion sessions by conducting team meetings as appropriate to review academic guidelines and procedures. Available to the general student-athlete population for “drop-in” consultation and/or referral to appropriate support services. Advocates on behalf of student-athlete concerns with the appropriate campus resource. Assist other members of Student Services with Student Athlete Development Programming including but not limited to Life Skills Programs, tutoring, Study Table, Mental Health and overall Student Athlete wellbeing.

Compensation Range:

$25.57 – $35.30

Department Website:


Min of 1-2 years of experience working/interning in college academic services. Working Knowledge of NCAA Rules and Policies.

Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

First Aid & CPR certification

Knowledge of trends and issues facing low-income and first-generation college, underrepresented, disadvantaged, physically challenged, and under prepared students in higher education. Knowledge and experience in analyzing problems and identifying solutions for problem-solving; skills and experience in developing and administering programs. Knowledge of the methodologies used to enhance student achievement. Knowledge of personal growth and development areas, including critical thinking, effective communication, self-appraisal, self-esteem, clarification of values, appropriate career choices, and leadership. Knowledge of University, college, and major requirements, policies and procedures, including policies on handling student records and confidential documents. Knowledge of the theories and practice of counseling, learning, human and career development. Familiarity with research methodologies and research designs.


Knowledge of federal, state, and local requirements to provide for access, health, confidentiality, and safety; legal and ethical issues governing the delivery of counseling services.

Special Conditions Required:

Must work some nights, weekends and holidays

Conditions of Employment
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page –

Closing Statement
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949)