Coordinator, Student Athlete Development and Support
Requested Start Date:
January 4, 2021
Normal Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., may vary depending on student and department needs
The Coordinator, Student-Athlete Development and Support Programming provides student-athlete development activities and support programs for at-risk student-athletes. Works collaboratively with academic support personnel, athletic academic advisors, faculty, and coaches to monitor at-risk student athletes as they progress toward graduation. Creates individualized development plans for every at-risk student-athlete, and connects them with appropriate support services on campus. The Coordinator will be evaluated for compliance with University, NCAA, and conference policies.
- Conducts risk assessments of student-athlete according to NCAA Graduation Risk Overview risk factors.
- Creates an individualized student development plan for at-risk student-athletes.
- Provides and maintains student-athlete development activities and support programs for at-risk student athletes.
- Ensures adherence to auditing standards, and successful demonstration of academic achievement by student athletes.
- Coordinates support activities including tutoring, academic mentoring, meetings with learning specialists, disability support, or counselors as determined by risk assessment and student development plan.
- Monitors progress reports and attendance to all assigned support activities for at-risk student athletes.
- Provides regular reports to the Director of Academic Enhancement and Tutoring Services, Athletic Director, coaches, and other primary personnel with respect to each student-athlete’s academic, social, and emotional development.
- Works collaboratively with student-athlete academic advisors to determine areas of concern related to academic progress and eligibility of each at-risk student-athlete.
- Works collaboratively with University compliance personnel and coaches to ensure adherence to all NCAA rules and regulations regarding student-athlete support services. Assist in the coordination and planning of academic preparation activities as mandated by the NCAA for student-athletes entering JSU in the summer semester.
- Utilize retention software to assist in monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes by analyzing progress reports, monitoring class attendance, and reading tutoring reports on student-athletes.
- Serves as an academic advisor to student-athletes as assigned.
- Conduct weekly coaches meetings to discuss pertinent academic issues and concerns relating to their student-athletes. Meet with coaches at the beginning of each semester to discuss academic risk and tutorial needs of players.
- Compile and calculate relevant end of the semester statistics (e.g., team GPAs, degree hours earned, etc.) and report them to the Director of Academic Enhancement and Tutoring Services, head coaches, and Athletic Department stakeholders.
- Assess the risk level of student-athletes by administering the LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) in conjunction with other assessment tools at point of entrance or transfer into JSU.
- Tutor at-risk student-athletes (both individually and in groups) in a wide variety of courses (both general and upper level in scope) as the need arises. Essential Edit Remove
- Conduct departmental tutor training in knowledge of NCAA rules and best practices for support programming for student-athletes.
- Meet with JSU student-athlete recruits and their parents/guardians to discuss academic preparedness, academic regulations, and academic support services (and other unrelated services) that JSU offers its student-athletes.
- Discuss academic progress of student-athletes with JSU faculty members to best adjust individualized academic development plans. Make and write referrals to the student-athlete learning specialist based on individualized student development plans.
- Supervise study halls for student-athletes.
- Discuss relevant issues of JSU student-athletes with pertinent support service personnel across campus (i.e., disability, testing, and counseling services) to ensure that their needs are met in a holistic, meaningful approach.
- Other duties as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree, and
- at least one (1) year full-time equivalent experience working in a higher education environment
- Cover Letter
Additional Information: None
Supplemental Questions: None
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