Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
January 4, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette seeks applications for the position of Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Athletics/SWA and the Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services, the Assistant Director will:
Oversee the academic advising efforts and graduation progression of 85 scholarship football student-athletes and at least an additional 20+ walk-on football student-athletes.
Manage the course registration process of the football team and assist them with major exploration and career planning. Work with Learning Specialist to ensure at-risk student-athletes are receiving academic accommodations and guidance needed to be successful and graduate. Communicate with campus faculty, staff, and athletics administration regarding student-athlete progress and performance. Consult with football coaching staff on a regular basis regarding academic performance of their student-athletes. Monitor and report academic progress and eligibility relative to NCAA, Sun Belt Conference and University requirements.
Produce reports to be shared with coaches, athletics administration, the Faculty Athletics Representative, and the University Athletics Committee, such as grades, study hall sessions, eligibility, and graduation. Meet with prospective student-athletes and parents to explain the services available through the Student-Athlete Academic Services. Form partnerships with campus departments to provide student-athletes with necessary resources which aid in academic, personal, and career success, such as the Academic Success Center, Counseling and Testing, Career Services, and Disability Services. Provide, enhance, and develop learning initiatives to support student-athlete development. Maintain statistical records as needed to ensure data driven decisions. Hire, train, and supervise graduate assistants, interns, and student support staff. Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Sun Belt Conference, and University rules that relate to this position. Perform other professional duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred, or a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution with at least 5 years of related experience. Preferred qualifications include experience working in athletic academic support with a Division I football program.
The successful candidate should possess knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and exhibit excellent written and verbal communication skills when working with student-athletes, faculty, staff, coaches, and administration. The candidate must be able to work flexible schedules to include early morning, late evening, and weekend hours.