Grand Canyon University is currently seeking a Student-Athlete Development Academic Coordinator. This position will provide primary academic support, counseling, and guidance regarding course selection, degree requirements, and career planning as part of comprehensive student-athlete development programming, and will also work collaboratively with other University support services. This position requires consistent and open communication with coaches, administrators, support and student-athlete development staff, as well as a thorough understanding of NCAA and Western Athletic Conference guidelines and regulations. The position will report directly to the Director, Student-Athlete Development.
Assist in day-to-day operations of the Student-Athlete Development Center
Provide intensive academic support to assigned teams and/or student-athletes, including counseling and advising high risk student-athletes
Work one-on-one to develop and implement learning strategies and effective study stills within the framework of the students’ academic and athletic time demands
Monitor academic performance, prepare and implement individualized plans for at-risk student athletes, and ensure student-athletes meet institutional and NCAA eligibility requirements
Facilitate study hall.
Help monitor student-athlete class attendance.
Schedule tutor appointments.
Gather data, organize information, and prepare weekly coaches' reports.
Assist with registration process, certification for competition, and Academic Progress Rates (APR) data collection.
Evaluate student transcripts and/or records.
Assist with student-athlete development workshops and events, recruiting visits, planning special events and honorary coaches program.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Counseling, Sports Administration, or related field.
Previous experience working with students at the collegiate level, preferably in an intercollegiate athletics environment and must possess the ability to clearly establish, monitor, and maintain appropriate boundaries with student-athletes.
Working knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to work with academically challenged or at-risk students.
Strong organizational skills, effective interpersonal skills, problem-solving ability, time management skills, attention to detail.
Proficiency with computer software including: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and GradesFirst or similar database is preferred.
Ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, coaches, staff, and university administrators.
Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
Master’s Degree preferably in the field of Education, Counseling and/or Sports Administration.
Experience in a student-athlete advising environment.
Experience in using degree audit reports and student information systems.
Grand Canyon University (GCU), Arizona's premier private Christian university, has a rich history with a central goal that has remained constant since 1949: Help students meet their educational goals. As a comprehensive liberal-arts institution with over 100 degree programs and concentrations, NCAA Division I athletics and a dynamic, growing campus in the heart of Phoenix, GCU is committed to prov...iding private, faith-based education that is accessible and affordable to all. Our focus is to help students find their purpose and achieve their potential through both traditional and online degree programs.