Associate Director of Academics
Posting Number NC798P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/21252
Working Title Associate Director of Academics
Position Number 2964
Department Academic Support
About the University
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Arkansas sponsors 19 varsity sports programs (eight men's and 11 women's). These 19 programs include more than 460 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). As the only mascot of its kind in college athletics, the Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as Hogs, compete in the NCAA's Division I (FBS in football) and are a current member of the Southeastern Conference in the Western Division. The mission of the Razorback Athletic Department is to assist in the development of student-athletes to their fullest potential through intercollegiate athletics.
Department Home Page www.arkansasrazorbacks.com
Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
Under the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services, the Associate Director of Academics will monitor academic progress of student-athletes in compliance with NCAA, Southeastern Conference and the University of Arkansas rules and regulations. The Associate Director will work with coaches, staff, and professors to foster an atmosphere that retains student-athletes and culminates in graduation from the university while having supervisory responsibilities. The job duties will include advising men's basketball and women's soccer student-athletes, coordinating graduation plans, monitoring continuing eligibility including APR, and assisting with on campus recruiting.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job function of this job, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- At least three years of experience in athletic academic assistance
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
- Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- At least five years of experience in athletic academic assistance and/or student-athlete development
- Background in education, psychology, and/or counseling
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Knowledge of NCAA Division I rules and regulations
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong organizational and administrative abilities
- Ability to work with students and staff from diverse backgrounds
Physical activities associated with this position
For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.
- Repetitive motion
- Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes. The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, etc).
Physical Conditions None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).
Work Schedule Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary based on department needs)
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus - Athletic Department
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? Yes
If yes, please specify
- Criminal background check
- Sex offender registry check
Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and sex offender registry check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Close Date 07/19/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
University of Arkansas Human Resources
All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Please identify your highest level of education from an accredited institution.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Some college but no degree completion
- Associate's degree
- Bachelor's degree
- Master's Degree or higher
- * How many years of experience do you have in athletic academic assistance?
- Less than one year
- At least one year, but less than two years
- At least two years, but less than three years
- Three years or more
- * How many years of experience do you have in athletic academic assistance and /or student-athlete development?
- Less than one year of experience
- At least one year but less than two years of experience
- At least two years but less than three years of experience
- At least three years but less than four years of experience
- At least four years but less than five years of experience
- Five or more years of experience
- * Do you have a background in education, psychology, and/or counseling?
Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Proof of Veterans Status