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Assistant Athletic Director, Learning Skills Specialist

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Type: Full-time
Campus: Mount Carmel - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff


Quinnipiac University's Department of Athletics seeks applicants for Assistant Athletic Director-Learning Skills Specialist to provide individualized educational assistance for student athletes who are academically at-risk and to facilitate students’ development as self-regulated learners.

About Quinnipiac: 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, Computing, 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
  • Adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity and work in compliance with all University, NCAA, MAAC Conference, ECAC Conference and Big East Conference rules and regulations
  • Provide academic counseling and support to student-athletes for assigned sports to ensure they make appropriate progress towards their degree as well as all academic matters related to meeting University, conference and NCAA eligibility requirements
  • Provide academic coaching to student-athletes who need additional support with organization, time management, exam preparation and planning assistance
  • Liaison to the Learning Commons for tutoring assistance and Office of Student Accessibility for other necessary accommodations
  • Create and facilitate learning/study skills programming virtually and in-person for various groups of student-athletes including but not limited to first year students, transfers, students on academic warning
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals and staff involved in the development of student athletes – i.e. academic counselors, college advisors, Learning Commons, coaches, instructors, professors, and tutors
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in education, higher education, or similar field required
  • Master's degree in education preferred
  • 3-5 years of progressive experience in athletic academics, preferably at a NCAA Division I institution
  • Progressive experience in athletic academics, preferably at a NCAA Division I institution
  • Significant skill in the use of computer software, not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Zoom, Blackboard, social media platforms and learning management systems
  • An understanding of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Effective communication and organizational skills, including experience in educational assistance of student athletes
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and/or a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants: TO APPLY:

Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, 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.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package for full-time faculty and staff which includes tuition remission and a culture that is inclusive and driven by excellence.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Please note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For more information, please visit

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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