Student Athlete Support Services Coordinator

Position Information: DescriptionThe Athletic Department at the University of North Dakota is currently recruiting for a Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) Coordinator. This position provides comprehensive assistance to the Athletics Department in the area of academic services including providing leadership education, and serving as an academic advisor which includes, but is not limited to, assisting with class selection, monitoring graduation requirements/tracking on graduation, assisting students experiencing academic difficulties and setting educational goals, assisting with study tables, and arranging tutoring.

This position is responsible for monitoring progress toward degree certification for NCAA eligibility (PTDs) as well as initial eligibility for PSAs for sports assigned. This position also assists with continuing eligibility of current student-athletes including monitoring, recording, and reviewing academic progress, and communicating with staff and student-athletes, particularly for assigned teams. This position co-supervises the Schubert Athletics Academic Center, including coordinating all hiring, training, and scheduling of study center monitors. This position will serve as a secondary liaison to various campus constituents (orientation), as needed, and will serve as a secondary administrative director/liaison for the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Student Athlete Inclusion and Diversity (SAID), as needed, providing leadership education and development opportunities.  This position will also assist with ULIFE Course, Life Skills, Wellness and Health/Safety education and development activities for the student-athletes as needed. In addition, this position is responsible for all academically related mass communication from SASS to student-athletes, coaches, staff. Manage all SASS related social media platforms.

This position will also assist with various internal operations tasks daily as assigned by the Associate Athletics Director, Internal Operations/SWA and/or the Director of Athletics.

Must have a commitment to compliance with all NCAA rules and Regulations.

Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes.

The mission of the University of North Dakota Athletics Department is to support UND through intercollegiate athletics while providing our student-athletes the opportunity to compete, learn and grow. It is UND Athletics vision to create champions in the classroom, community and competition while providing a united and diverse culture. Our core values: accountability – take responsibility for your actions; integrity – respect each other and do what is right; loyalty – take pride in everything you do, commit to excellence, and invest in honorable relationships.

Duties & Responsibilities
    In conjunction with Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS), develop academic and administrative strategies to meet the short- and long-range goals of the student-athletes and UND Athletics Department within NDUS, UND, and NCAA guidelines.Serve as an academic advisor to assigned UND student-athletes providing academic educational support and advisement (Fall, Spring & Summer Terms).Reviews academic records to determine admissions status, appropriate course load, and graduation requirements for assigned students.Co-supervises the Schubert Athletics Academic Center and all related tasks & policy development.Assists in developing academic and administrative strategies to meet the short- & long-range goals of the UND Athletics Department within NDUS, UND and NCAA guidelines.Provide study hall reports year-round with recommendations to coaches and administration; develops study hall policies and methods necessary to provide maximum efficiency for student-athletes and staff as requested. Takes a lead role in the monitoring and reporting of missed class time under the supervision of the Assistant AD for SASS & the Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations/SWA.Assists the Assistant AD for SASS with annual and ongoing student-athlete special projects & events/speakers related to academic success, life skills, wellness, or health & safety.Assists with the development of award nominations and handbook development.Serve as the secondary liaison for the UND Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).Serve as liaison to other campus support service office (i.e., Staff Senate), faculty and athletics staff including coaches as well as other campus constituencies as assigned by Assistant AD for SASS and/or the Associate AD for Internal Operations/SWA.Assists with completion of required UND, NCAA, and conference academic reporting documents; promote compliance with all NCAA rules & regulations.Other duties as assigned.
Required Competencies
    Excellent organizational and leadership skills.Excellent computer, oral, and written communication skills.Ability to work effectively and communicate with a diverse population of students and staff (i.e., students with disabilities, student-athletes, minorities)Ability to multi-task, organize, and prioritize.Ability to teach and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.Must have commitment to NCAA compliance and follow all NCAA, conference and UND rules & regulations.Must have commitment to academic success of student-athletes.Must provide support and encouragement and ensure the safety and well-being of the student-athletes including a valid driver's license.Must provide support, encouragement, and ensure the safety & well-being of the student-athletes.
Minimum Requirements
    Bachelor's degree.Minimum one (1) year experience in college level academic advising or coaching.Minimum one (1) year experience in college level student programming.Valid Driver's LicenseSuccessful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
    Experience working at an NCAA Division I, II, or III athletics department.Experience with student-athlete based advising or coaching.Experience with PeopleSoft or other applicable higher education software systems.Experience with developing student academic/learning skills.
Minimum Hiring Salary$33,000/year - $36,100/year, Full-time, Exempt, Benefited

Work Schedule/Start DateNormal work schedule, but expectation is a successful candidate will be available on nights/weekends in support of student-athletes schedules & athletic department events. Desired start date of June 1st, 2021.

BenefitsIncludes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To ApplyFor full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status, and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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