Director of Academic Support

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S02918P Working Title Director of Academic Support Department Athletics Student Services About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department College/Unit/Department website Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

Monday – Friday 8-5
Some nights and weekends

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Posting Date 04/11/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 06/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Academic Affairs Manager Pay Grade FLSA Exempt Job Family Athletics FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications Position Summary

Serves as Director of Academic Support and a member of the Executive Leadership team within the Rankin Smith Academic Center for Student Athletes at the University of Georgia. Responsibilities include the oversight of learning support programs for student-athletes, coordination of all academic support services (learning specialist, mentors, structured study, and tutorial), coordinate programming to facilitate support for student athletes with academic accommodations (include identification of students with learning disabilities, registration with the campus Disability Resource Center, communication of accommodations, creation of specialized remediation programs, and developing individualized academic support plans based on student needs), coordinate training programs to aid in the professional development of academic support personnel, and assess overall effectiveness of all academic support programming in the Rankin Smith Academic Center. The candidate will also be responsible for establishing programs and protocols to ensure compliance with NCAA, SEC, and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to the areas of academic honesty, academic fraud, and academic support for student athletes. Supervisor for all full-time learning specialists and other academic support staff within the tutoring/mentoring services program for student-athletes.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

The position requires the ability to lead staff who independently monitor students’ progress and coordinate their academic support schedules that include learning specialist, mentor/tutorial sessions, and any specific academic skills development programs. Communication with coaches, students, staff, parents, administrators, and professors is a necessity. Ability to provide independent academic support to students’ courses and progress towards graduation on a daily basis.

Physical Demands

The physical demands and environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly needed to sit; stand; walk; lift approximately 25 lbs; Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision, and peripheral vision.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Responsible for independent determination of all academic planning and support services for student-athletes at UGA.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Serve in a leadership role as a member of the Executive Team in the Rankin Smith Academic Center.

Percentage of time 20 Duties/Responsibilities


Supervise eight full-time Learning Specialists. Responsible for hiring, managing, and evaluating each staff member. Lead weekly meetings with Learning Specialists for planning and program evaluation purposes.

Percentage of time 50 Duties/Responsibilities


Participate in recruiting events, including evenings and weekends throughout the year.

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


Other related duties as assigned by the Deputy Athletic Director of Academic Services.

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Participation in opportunities to keep up with national industry trends.

Percentage of time 2 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you serve in any other departments within the UGA Athletic Association in any capacity?
    • Yes - I serve in another paid position
    • Yes - I am a volunteer
    • No
    • Unsure
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 4/11/2019
    Application Due: 6/10/2019
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