Reporting to the Director of Student Athlete Academic Support
Services (SAASS), the Assistant Director will work with a SAASS
team to provide academic support for assigned football student
athletes and an Olympic sport. The Assistant Director will monitor
assigned student athletes' academic progress with regards to
University and NCAA academic eligibility requirements and
participate in recruiting activities. The Assistant Director will
also provide general support for Student Athlete Academic Support
Services, including study hall, tutor, and/or mentor program
support as assigned.
Advising Student Athletes
Provide academic support for assigned student athletes, including
personal and career development assistance.
Refer students to offices for specialized services when
Work with coaches, academic advisors, and other University
constituents to facilitate success of assigned student
Assist in determining NCAA eligibility for continued enrollment
and/or for competition.
Collaborate with Departmental Academic Advisors to insure that all
courses will count towards degree and eligibility to compete.
Monitor assigned student athletes academic performance, including:
class schedules of assigned student athletes, including resolving
any problems or conflicts; monitor study hall, including evening
hours; contribute data for grade reports; engage in regular contact
with faculty of student athletes.
Provide accurate and timely information to SAASS senior management
and coaching staff on matters pertaining to assigned student
Recruiting Student Athletes
Assist in the recruiting process for student athletes as requested,
including weekends. Includes arranging meetings with Department
Heads, Faculty Advisors for recruits in assigned sports; assisting
with presentations regarding SAASS to recruits and families during
recruiting visits; and establishing contact with incoming freshman
student athletes prior to and throughout orientation.
Performing Other Duties
Assist with the academic awards & recognition process for
Monitors, assesses and evaluates programmatic and operational
effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
Prepares and submits internal and external reports to the proper
offices and/or agencies.
Assist in data collection and preparation of NCAA and other
Prepares monthly reports for SAASS management.
Distributes game and travel schedules for assigned sports to
Maintain timely and accurate academic advising records for assigned
student athletes, including record of interactions and documents
pertaining to academic performance. Examples include copies of
academic success plans (where appropriate), student schedules and
Perform other duties as assigned, including serving on campus
committees and participating in special projects.
Earned Master's degree in relevant area.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with various
constituencies in a time sensitive and occasionally pressured
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment.
Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality with discretion
and in compliance with federal regulations.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with individuals from
College athletics academic support with Division I football
Experience in counseling and advising Division I football student
Knowledge of Division I continuing NCAA rules and
Experience in the use of technology to accomplish academic or
administrative tasks i.e., EAB/SSC, Teamworks.
November 11, 2021
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19
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, and Honors College
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October 29, 2021