The Student Development Specialist I for the Athletic Academic Center in University College reports to the Assistant Dean of University College and Director of Athletic Academic Center at Texas State University. The Student Development Specialist I (SDS I) is responsible for providing services to student athletes enhancing their academic success while monitoring their compliance with institutional and NCAA standards for performance.
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH: 1. RESUME 2. GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT, WELL-WRITTEN COVER LETTER ADDRESSING YOUR QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB 3. ONE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FROM CURRENT OR PREVIOUS EMPLOYER OR COLLEAGUE.
NOTE: NO INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED.
Normal Work Days: M-F, some Saturdays and Sundays
The SDS I will plan, implement, and monitor assigned student athlete academic support, adjustment, and recognition programs in the AAC. S/he will assist with academic progress issues and record-keeping, under the supervision of the Assistant Dean | Director. Key duties include: • Provide services to student-athletes in assigned sports; • Coordinate delivery of services to student-athletes; • Monitor academic performance and academic progress, including maintaining accurate and continuously updated records; • Monitor NCAA initial and continuing eligibility requirements and Academic Performance; • Serve as a liaison to coaches, faculty, and staff; • Assist with planning and conducting recruiting activities; • Present to student-athletes and family members at new student orientation; • Directing students regarding academic success and transition issues; • Provide support to Athletic Certification and Compliance personnel; ; • Conduct event and yearly assessment of programs and activities; • Assist with student-athlete recognition activities; • Provide Study Hall supervision; • Perform other duties as assigned. The SDS I will routinely apply knowledge of professional best practices to department programs and services; work within Texas State and departmental policies and guidelines; exercise high levels of collaboration with other units university-wide; and make general decisions based upon knowledge and experience, and communicate those decisions to appropriate personnel.
Bachelor’s degree Employment background demonstrating experience with teaching / tutoring / coaching in higher education Experience working in a higher education environment Previous experience in intercollegiate athletics, athletic certification / compliance, and/or academic advising Detail-oriented
Master’s degree and / or graduate coursework in student personnel, counseling, higher education administration, sports leadership, or a related field 1-3 year’s experience working with student-athletes in a large, NCAA Division One setting Previous employment experience in an athletic academic program or environment Familiarity with NCAA eligibility and Academic Performance Progress Excellent written and oral communication skills Experience working with culturally diverse populations
Internal Number: 2021118
About Texas State University
Why work at Texas State University?
• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
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