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Academic Coordinator

Lindenwood University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 29, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Academic Coordinator

Department: Athletics

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Assistant Athletic Director, Academic Success and Development

Positions Supervised: N/A

Job Summary

The academic coordinator supports the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics mission of creating leaders of tomorrow by building champions today. This position assists with the direction and operation of the Lindenwood University Academic Success Center, helps create and implement strategies and policies, and assists in developing programs that support the holistic growth of student-athletes.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

Job Responsibilities and Execution
  • Creates, implements, and continuously evaluates comprehensive academic plans for assigned student-athletes
  • Assists with day-to-day oversight and operation of the Academic Success Center, including enforcing study hall rules/expectations
  • Stays current in effective intervention approaches, ideal communication methods, and useful hands-on strategies to further academic success and student development
  • Monitors continuing academic eligibility, maintaining working knowledge of and adherence to all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), and Lindenwood University rules and regulations
  • Oversees the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Assists with student-athlete development programming, including the student-athlete Welcome Back Social and the Student-Athlete Talent Show; assists with Make-A-Wish fundraising and production of The Roars award show
  • Maintains and organizes highly confidential academic records for large number of student-athletes, including attendance, grades, and testing/accommodations
  • Multi-tasks to prioritize and meet the diverse needs of assigned teams both in season and out of season
  • Evaluates incoming student profiles to assist with creation of individualized academic success plans
  • Collects and analyzes data regarding student-athlete academic performance and Academic Success Center usage to regularly implement positive, informed change
Service Excellence
  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
  • Creates supportive environment by meeting regularly with designated at-risk students
  • Addresses issues/inquiries from current and prospective student-athletes, coaches, faculty, and staff in a timely manner
Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration
  • Communicates regularly and intervenes purposefully with a diverse group of student-athletes possessing a range of communication styles and skill sets
  • Disseminates academic information to coaches and other necessary staff in a professional, timely, and effective manner
  • Communicates regularly with faculty members regarding student-athlete success and welfare
  • Participates in National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) committee work, plus serves on additional departmental and on-campus committees
  • Works from a foundation of diversity, equity, and inclusion to support the institutional mission and values of the University
  • Serves as a departmental and campus-wide representative of NCAA student-athlete welfare
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in NCAA athletics preferred
  • Previous full-time experience in NCAA athletic academic support services preferred
  • Completion of vaccination status survey and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of hire.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities commonly associated with this position.
  • Working knowledge of rules of the NCAA, GLVC, and Lindenwood University regarding academic eligibility and compliance
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituents
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to address large audiences
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to multitask while prioritizing and managing multiple projects
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to initiate appropriate action to resolve situations in real time
  • Professional integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to use good judgment and think critically
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, notably Excel
  • Ability to be punctual
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
  • General office setting
  • Business casual attire
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to traverse campus for various errands, visits, meetings, etc.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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