Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support
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Job Number: 492959
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
||Quinnipiac University's Department of Athletics & Recreation seeks applications for a Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support. In this role, you will manage the administration of the day-to-day academic support services for Division I collegiate student-athletes. You will collaborate with other units on campus to establish policies and procedures that ensure academic integrity, progress towards degree and eligibility of student-athletes.
||Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu. An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University’s commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment, and a strong sense of community. The University believes in educating a diverse student body to become valued and contributing members of their communities through vital and purposeful educational programs. Students engage with real-world issues through practice and considering different perspectives. The University’s innovative curriculum further prepares undergraduate and graduate students to understand their roles and responsibilities as members of the Quinnipiac community as well as the larger national and global communities.
- Oversee all areas of the academic support services department including:
- Monitoring student-athlete academic performance, progress towards degree and eligibility in compliance with University, NCAA and Conference regulations
- Counseling of student-athletes in conjunction with their academic advisors in their school or college
- Assisting new student-athletes with transitional challenges
- Coordination of study hall, community service and various life skills programming
- Prepare the submission of NCAA academic reports including APR, GSR and Revenue Distribution
- Work with various entities on campus to certify student-athletes in their major or program
- Collaborate with other offices on campus, such as The Learning Commons, Athletic Training, and Student Health, to create and maintain policies and procedure for the academic support office
- Develop and disseminate academic progress reports for coaches
- Maintain regular communication with faculty and staff of the schools and colleges regarding
individual student-athlete academic progress, including non-academic issues
- Ability to develop appropriate intervention when needed to address productivity and/or academic deficiencies
- Ability to collaborate with other units both within and outside of athletics to address student welfare issues as they arise
- Management of department budget and NCAA restricted use funds
- Sit on various campus committees pertaining to student welfare and student success as requested
- Manage the full-time, part-time and graduate assistant department staff members
- Other duties as assigned
- A minimum of 5 years of experience with academic advising, academic affairs and student development experience, specifically working with student-athletes
- Ability to effectively collaborate with student-athletes, coaches, prospective student-athletes, parents, faculty, and other departments
- Demonstrated skill in assessing academic difficulties, developing appropriate support strategies, and evaluating and assessing effectiveness of student support intervention
- Ability to listen and advise/counsel diverse personalities using sound and mature judgment
- Strong organizational skills
- Highly effective communication skills with various constituents (students, coaches, parents, faculty and staff)
- Ability to think analytically
- Knowledge of NCAA rules as they pertain to eligibility, APR and GSR
- Demonstrated ability to set goals, manage time and assignments to meet the needs of student-athletes
- Ability to build collaborative relationships
- Established track record of strong leadership and ability to motivate others to succeed
- Strong organizational skills to prioritize workload under the pressure of competing assignments and dynamic deadlines
- High degree of professionalism
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
- Ability to travel and work nights, weekends and some holidays
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
|Special Instructions to Applicants:
||Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.
Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.
Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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