Associate Athletic Director for Academics and Student Services - Athletics

General Summary of Position:

The Associate Athletic Director for Academics and Student Services is responsible for all areas of student-athlete academic and support services.

  1. Implements academic oversight and structure to ensure successful Academic Performance Rate (APR), retention and graduation rates of student-athletes.     
  2. Oversees the academic eligibility and progress towards degree requirements of all athletic student-athletes.    
  3. Implements academic support to include academic and career counseling for student-athletes; individual and team study sessions; tutoring services; and oversight of the academic and computer center.  Provide oversight for Grades First Student Support System.   
  4. Develops and implements successful Student-Athlete Leadership and Welfare programming and provide effective oversight of the SAAC.  Responsible for all NCAA and Conference federal reporting and maintenance of NCAA Special Assistance Fund.             
  5. Assists coaches in evaluating prospects for NCAA academic eligibility.  
  6. Serves as a liaison between campus academic units, faculty, the Registrar’s Office, Admissions, the Faculty Athletic Representative, Centers for Learning, Disability Services and the Athletics Department.  
  7. Provides leadership, direction and oversight to academic support staff.

Promotes the University’s commitment to customer service by:

  • Building effective partnerships with co-workers throughout the University by freely sharing appropriate information and providing assistance when needed.
  • Ensuring optimum service to all internal and external partners in response to all requests for service and information.
  • Maintaining an environment that is welcoming to persons of all backgrounds, nationalities, and roles.   

Working Conditions:

  • Nights and weekends are required
  • Attendance at campus events is expected

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Master’s Degree required
  • Three to five years working in the area of academic support at NCAA institutions, preferably at the Division I level
  • Thorough knowledge of NCAA Division I academic requirements, regulations, practices, philosophies, and procedures
  • Experience in supervision and departmental leadership
  • Ability to effectively organize, manage and supervise a department unit
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of standard computer software such as Microsoft Office Suite, NCAA Compliance Assistance internet (CAi), Legislative Services Database for the internet (LSDBi), and possess the ability to learn and utilize the specific software necessary for academic advising and tutoring
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with academically at-risk students and learning disabilities preferred
  • Sincere desire and ability to assist student athletes to succeed
  • Ability to interact effectively with student-athletes, advisors, coaches, faculty and administrators on their level required
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work with people in a fast-paced, potentially hectic environment
  • Experience with Grades First Student Support System

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.              

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

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