The Athletics Academic Services Graduate Assistant will assist in the daily operations of the academic services area in athletics. This area is essential in order to help student-athletes succeed academically. This individual will assist with advising student-athletes on class schedules, meet with student-athletes one-on-one to assist with time management skills and track academic progress, supervise study table, and assist with tracking NCAA eligibility.
• Assist student-athletes with academic schedules
• Prepare academic reports for athletics academic advisors and the compliance office
• Handle the grade check process
• Monitor academic progress of student-athletes
• Supervise study hall and academic lab
• Assist in organization of programming for academically at-risk student-athletes
• Assist with academic recognition events
• Other duties as assigned.
Must be accepted into an NKU graduate program and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better.
Position is under contract for one academic year with option for renewal.
Must have a desire to obtain full-time employment in the athletic academic services profession.
Desired Qualifications Experience in a Division I athletic department preferred. Experience effectively using Microsoft Office programs preferred.
1. Good organizational skills 2. Good communication skills 3. Good interpersonal skills 4. Be flexible 5. Use tact 6. Be motivated 7. Use integrity 8. Be professional 9. Be loyal 10. Use fairness and equitable treatment of others 11. Promptness and attendance
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of approximately 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, NKU has become a leader in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region by providing a private school... education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. In fall 2011, we celebrated the construction and opening of the $52.8 million and 110,000-square-foot Griffin Hall, home of NKU's College of Informatics. In 2008, we opened our $37 million, 144,000-square-foot student union building, as well as the BB&T Arena, a $60 million, 9,400-seat arena for basketball games and other events.
NKU is the newest member of the Horizon League, joining the league in the summer of 2015. The 2016-17 academic year marks the first season NKU will be eligible for participation in NCAA Championships after reclassifying to Division I. The Norse began the transition after winning three national championships and 22 regional titles at the NCAA Division II level. Women’s basketball claimed two of the national titles in 2000 and 2008.