TITLE Assistant Director The Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1017
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Associate Provost for Student Development and Public Affairs
The Assistant Director of the Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics is responsible for assisting in the development and coordination of academic assistance programs designed to enable student-athletes to receive appropriate and timely academic assistance, and to develop viable educational goals and academic strategies to achieve those goals. The Assistant Director helps students experience a complete college career through exposure to the variety of academic disciplines and programs as well as career opportunities. The Assistant Director also assists in University wide compliance efforts with regard to NCAA rules and regulations.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling, Sports Administration, or a related field is preferred.
Experience: Two years of work experience is required, preferably in responsible positions in higher education or in positions providing comparable experience where knowledge of academic assistance has been obtained. Experience with student retention programs and academic support services for student-athletes is preferred. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations is preferred.
Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills are required. Computer literacy, particularly in word processing and database management is required. Organizational, management and supervisory skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Other: The position requires occasional evening and/or weekend work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Enables student-athletes requiring academic assistance to develop appropriate academic strategies, direction, and personal discipline regarding academics, thus facilitating achievement of their stated educational goals.
2. Ensures that Principles of Operation of the Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics support the established goals and objectives of the program by assuming full responsibility for their development, planning, coordination, administration and management; requesting the resources (budgetary, facility, equipment) necessary for program effectiveness, and evaluating the success/contribution of the program.
3. Reduces the likelihood for violations of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations in athletics, particularly those regarding student-athlete eligibility to participate in intercollegiate athletics, by monitoring the University's compliance with NCAA rules and regulations governing eligibility and advising senior administrators when discrepancies are discovered.
4. Assists faculty in resolving academic or related problems with student-athletes and enforces attendance policies established by academic departments by monitoring each student-athlete's academic progress during the semester, contacting and assisting student-athletes who have been reported by faculty for excessive absences, providing follow-up information regarding excessive absences to faculty, and informing appropriate coaches of student-athletes' performances.
5. Promotes a positive image of the University and contributes to the recruiting effort directed towards student-athletes by visiting with prospective student-athletes and their parents, providing information regarding the University, The Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics, and associated programs, and answering questions posed by student-athletes or referring them to an appropriate authority or resource for the requested information.
6. Manages funds by assisting the Director of the Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics with development of a departmental budget and exercising approval authority for expenditure of funds for student employees' salaries.
7. Develops a competent and effective staff of student mentors and tutors by recruiting and hiring qualified graduate assistants and students, providing orientation and training regarding programs, policies and procedures, making appropriate work assignments, and evaluating performances.
8. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds
9. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Director of The Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics.
10. Contributes to the overall success of the Achievement Center by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed.
The Assistant Director of the Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics is supervised by the Director of the Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics and supervises graduate assistants and student employees serving as tutors and mentors in The Achievement Center for Intercollegiate Athletics.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JANUARY 2014