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Coordinator of Academic Development - Football

San José State University
San José

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 530331
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 4 - APC - Academic Professionals of California, Athletics, Probationary, Full Time

Job Summary

Reporting to the Head Football Coach, the Academic Development Coordinator performs duties under general supervision and takes work lead direction from the Assistant AD for Football Operations to achieve specified outcomes. The Academic Development Coordinator will act as the liaison with coaches and support staff related to cohesive tutoring, peer mentoring and academic support programs for student-athletes by utilizing technology and strengthening connections/relationships with SARC team. The Academic Development Coordinator will ensure that student-athletes on academic probation, IEP, and/or engaged in academic support have their learning needs met throughout the academic year, by connecting student-athletes to the services provided by the SARC team. The Academic Development Coordinator will collaborate with SARC to ensure effective communication occurs and is consistent with graduation, eligibility, and APR tracking. Further, this position coordinates student success programming, specifically related to initial arrival to campus, and prepares a variety of reports and analyzes data for coaches in collaboration with the Assistant Athletic Director for Football. This position will aid in the student-athlete recruitment process, which requires a high level of skill in customer service, presentations, marketing of SJSU, and creating a team-oriented environment for students and their families.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with SARC study hall hours for all assigned student-athletes and coordinate study hall fulfillment with campus protocols for students on academic probation
  • Coordinate former students returning process for those seeking reentry following academic suspension
  • Coordinate the process of registration and completion of winter or summer class for eligibility (in collaboration with SARC)
  • Coordinate process of implementation of IEP for incoming and current student-athletes
  • Coordinate with SARC to assess holds on accounts and communicate with students and coaches
  • Coordinate with SARC to receive timely updates regarding academic progress and eligibility; provide updates to coaches daily
  • Assist students in their educational progress, exploring service, leadership and extracurricular opportunities, and setting goals
  • Review reports from faculty, mentors, and tutors regarding students’ academic progress, class attendance and any grade/academic concerns or at-risk alerts.
  • Collaborate with SARC to arrange academic support, mentoring, and tutoring, focused on student-athlete progress toward degree
  • Coordinate individual and group tutorial/study sessions throughout the academic year (including winter and summer sessions)
  • Ensure all student-athletes obtain all necessary books and supplies, assessing specific class or individual needs or deficiencies prior to each semester
  • Partner with SARC to create curriculum for summer/winter entrance to San Jose State; helping to adjust to life as college athlete, including citing, SJSU websites, book pickups, and student portals
  • Participate in prospective student-athletes campus visit, through meetings with parents and recruits and is responsible for developing compelling documentation of the programming provided for student success

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to acquire knowledge of organizational procedures and activities of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the campus as a whole
  • Ability to analyze data accurately and adopt effective course of action
  • Ability to carry out a variety of complex assignments without detailed instructions by the Work Lead
  • Knowledge of NCAA legislation, rules and regulations, especially as they apply to academic support
  • Demonstrated ability to create student development and study skill programming
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver appropriate learning support strategies
  • Ability to work as a team collaboratively
  • General knowledge of university methods, procedures and practices; English grammar, business writing, punctuation and spelling
  • General working knowledge of the principles, practices and trends of Division I higher education and academic support
  • Demonstrated ability to create programs that are responsive to a diverse and multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of the principles of individual and group behavior; general knowledge of individual counseling techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and evaluate academic plans
  • Knowledge and understanding of the various technology platforms used in the University's online, technology-based learning environments

Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related; A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience; A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and/or teaching credential
  • Two years of experience specifically in the academic support of two or four-year college students (Master’s Degree or Teaching Credential count towards 1 year of experience)


Classification: Student Services Professional III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,084/month - $5,356/month
CSU Salary Range: $5,025/month - $7,159/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: July 27, 2023 through August 10, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Campus Security Authority - In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, this position is subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority. Individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and complete Clery Act training as determined by the university Clery Director.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


Advertised: July 27, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Welcome to San José State University!

San José State University is a major, comprehensive public university located in the center of San José and in the heart of Silicon Valley. SJSU is the oldest state university in California. Its distinctive character has been forged by its long history, by its location, and by its vision - a blend of the old and the new, of the traditional and the innovative. Among its most prized traditions is an uncompromising commitment to offer access to higher education to all persons who meet the criteria for admission, yielding a stimulating mix of age groups, cultures, and economic backgrounds for teaching, learning, and research. SJSU takes pride in and is firmly committed to teaching and learning, with a faculty that is active in scholarship, research, technological innovation, community service, and the arts.

Located on 154 acres in downtown San José, the university offers the excitement of studying at a large, metropolitan campus where many cultures meet. Yet students find personal attention from faculty members in the smaller setting of the university's eight colleges.

Mission Statement

In collaboration with nearby industries and communities, this faculty and staff is dedicated to achieving the University's mission as a responsive institution of the State of California.

To enrich the lives of its students, to transmit knowledge to its students along with the necessary skills for applying it in the service of our society, and to expand the base of knowledge through research and scholarship.

Leadership at SJSU

Leadership at San Jose State is defined by a belief that shared decision making and collaborative university governance is at the core of our culture. With this inclusive approach as a guide, President Mohammad H. Qayoumi and the university's leadership promote discussion and engagement among faculty, staff, students and the community to shape and accomplish the goals of San Jose State.

California State University System

San Jose State is one of 23 campuses within the California State University System, the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. The 25-member CSU Board of Trustees is responsible for the oversight of the California State University system. See the California State University, Office of the Chancellor website for more information.

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