Northwestern State University (NSU) is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development. Northwestern State, a member of NCAA Division I (FCS), sponsors 14 sports and competes as a member of the Southland Conference.
The Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development will have oversight for all academic aspects of NSU’s student-athletes/teams. In conjunction with two full-time graduate assistants and additional staff/student help, academic support responsibilities include supervision for graduate development of academic enhancement and recognition programs; assisting Associate Athletic Director for Compliance with NCAA Academic Progress Rate; coordinating scheduling/issues with other university academic units; advising student-athletes; facilitating transfer and continuing eligibility certification; ensuring in conjunction with compliance office that NSU adhere to NCAA, Southland Conference, and university regulations. Also, oversee “Victorious for Life” leadership/personal development program and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred. Professional experience in collegiate athletic administration or coaching preferred. Strong organizational and inter-personal communication skills and knowledge of NCAA rules regarding initial and continuing eligibility preferred. Computer literacy mandatory with knowledge of Window XP and Office 2000 or above preferred.
About Northwestern State University Athletic Department
Northwestern State University is committed to providing a multi-sport intercollegiate athletic experience for male and female students. Additionally, NSU is committed to assuring that women and minorities will be afforded the opportunities given to all staff and student-athletes. Just as the University strives for excellence academically, it will also reach for excellence in t...he Southland Conference and at the national level through NCAA Division I championships.
The success of the athletic program is not only measured by competitive standings but also by the academic achievement of student-athletes. All student-athletes are expected to meet entrance and academic standards set by the NCAA, the Southland Conference and the University. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for student-athletes to earn a degree, enter their chosen career field and have a positive impact on the lives of those they associate with on a personal and professional level.
While striving for competitive success, those representing the NSU athletic department must also demonstrate a high level of sportsmanship towards opponents, fans, and officials and maintain a positive attitude which places the "spirit of competition" at the forefront of their words and actions regardless of the outcome of the contest. In addition, those representing NSU Athletics must exhibit knowledge of, respect for, and adherence to the ethical principles which are outlined in Bylaw 10 of the NCAA Manual. Generating positive publicity for the University should be achieved without compromising these ethical princicples, including adherence to policies related to illegal gambling, recruiting, and the use of illegal drugs.
The Athletic Department is one component of a complete University. As part of the University, athletics makes a significant contribution to the attainment of the institutional goals of academic success, physical and emotional well being and social development of student-athletes