The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at West Virginia University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development (Academics). The position will be responsible for providing academic support and guidance to various student-athletes on the wrestling, women’s tennis and women’s rowing teams.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Organize and implement academic support programs that contribute to the educational growth of student-athletes.
Evaluate academic records to determine progress towards degree and eligibility, complying with both institutional and NCAA requirements and reporting progress to coaches.
Advise student-athletes in identifying educational and career interests, selecting classes and determining academic majors.
Communicate with University advisors and athletic compliance office to maintain up-to-date records of academic major requirements and changes to degree programs.
Assist student-athletes with test preparation, study skills and time management.
Meet with prospective student-athletes during official and unofficial visits, arranging meetings with faculty, resident faculty leaders and other academic professionals as necessary.
Monitor the Academic Progress Rate (APR) of assigned sports programs. Communicate regularly with the coach and respective sport administrator surrounding the APR of each program.
Maintain communication with the Athletic Compliance Office regarding legislation and interpretation of rules and regulations related to academics. Assist the athletic compliance office with the implementation and oversight of systems to prevent academic misconduct.
Maintain high standard of ethics and integrity related to intercollegiate athletics.
Work and communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community, particular in regard to the rights and dignity of individuals with sensitivity to problems that may arise from racial, ethnical and sexual orientation differences.
Master’s degree, preferably in education, social science, counseling or similar field is required
Minimum two (2) years of experience teaching, tutoring or otherwise instructing students in a higher education environment; graduate assistant experience accepted
Experience working academically with student-athletes at an NCAA institution preferred
Proven success rate in academic development
Public speaking skills
Knowledge of higher education system, counseling and advising techniques
Demonstrated ability to work with, motivate and organize students, both independently and in groups
Knowledge of Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines and regulations
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience.
West Virginia University (WVU) is a public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867, located in Morgantown, West Virginia. Morgantown, W.Va., population 30,293 (US Census Bureau, 2011), was rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com. Business Insider named Morgantown the ninth best college town in America. Other recent rankings: Kiplinger.com included Morgantown in their 10 great plac...es to live list; one of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 12th overall “Hottest Small City” by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes. WVU will deliver high-quality education, excel in discovery and innovation, model a culture of diversity and inclusion, promote health and vitality, and build pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity between the state, the nation, and the world. WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. A member of the Big 12 Conference, WVU competes in 18 intercollegiate varsity sports.