Position Title:Assoc. Athletic Dir/Academic Services/Senior Womanâ??s Admin.
Reports To:Athletic Director
Purpose of Position
Serves as the liaison between the academic and athletic departments of the University. Oversees student-athlete academic activities from admissions through graduation. Implements programs and services which help guide and assist student-athletes in their academic endeavors. Represents the university as the Conference Governance & NCAA Liaison.
- Develops, implements and coordinates an Academic Enhancement Program for student athletes.
- Provides academic advising for student-athletes as needed; assists student-athletes with information regarding university degree audit system; assists in the identification of academically at-risk student-athletes.
- Interacts with University faculty concerning issues related to student-athletes and their athletic progress.
- Assists, in conjunction with the assistant athletic director for compliance services, head coaches with admissions procedures, interfacing with the Admissions Office and faculty committees, as required.
- Monitors compilation and maintenance of student-athlete academic profiles for use in developing counseling plans and services and to identify resources for student athletes. Also monitors class attendance for student athletes.
- Evaluates transferable degree credit and semesters of attendance for 2-4 transfers and 4-4 transfers
- Counsels student athletes with academic concerns and refers them to appropriate University counseling or support services.
- Responsible for managing the recruiting program by familiarizing prospective student athletes with the various academic programs and support services available at the University.
- Oversees all areas of student-services focusing on improvement of the compliance and SAAC areas.
- Plans coordinates summer and fall orientation sessions for incoming student-athletes.
- Acts as co-advisor to Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
- Coordinates the University participation in NCAA Champs/Life Skills programming.
- Assists in developing short and long-range plans for implementation of departmental policies and procedures.
- Sport supervision over the men’s and women’s basketball program.
- Responsibility for event management for home soccer and/or volleyball events.
- Responsible for a half-time teaching assignment in the Health and Human Performance Department.
- Serves as ex-officio member of the University Athletic Council.
- Serves on Department, University, Conference and NCAA Committees as assigned.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires Master degree and two (2) years experience in NCAA rules-compliance. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA legislation and rules compliance. Three to five (3-5) years teaching experience in the collegiate setting is preferred.
Supervision of Personnel
Graduate Assistants and Student Workers.