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Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Support

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Type: Full-time
Campus: York Hill - Hamden, CT
Categories: Staff

Overview: Quinnipiac Athletics seeks an Assistant Athletic Director of Academic Support to assist basketball and ice hockey student-athletes in reaching their academic success and balancing their athletic responsibilities. This position promotes the holistic approach to academic achievements by monitoring individual and team academic progress, retention and eligibility set by University, Conference and NCAA eligibility requirements.
About Quinnipiac: Quinnipiac University is a private, coeducational institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university currently has an enrollment of 9,000 students in more than 130 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Computing, and Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Our 21 Division I teams have achieved remarkable success, boasting multiple conference titles. This includes a 2023 NCAA National Championship win in ice hockey, a three-time defending national champion women's rugby team, and a trip to the Sweet 16 for our women's basketball team. The Quinnipiac University Poll is nationally recognized as a leader in public opinion research, and the university is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review's "The Best 388 Colleges." The university is in the midst of program expansion and renewal for both traditional and adult learners, attraction of diverse communities, development of innovative corporate partnerships, and construction of an ambitious set of capital projects. For more information, please visit Connect with Quinnipiac on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and X.
  • 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 coaching and intrusive 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.
  • Work with students in preparing academic plans and course schedules each semester.
  • Monitor academic performance and student-athlete compliance with NCAA and university academic requirements including progress toward degree certification.
  • Assist student-athletes in time management and learning support strategies.
  • Serve as advocate for student-athletes and as a liaison for academic progress with coaches, faculty, academic administrators and the Learning Commons.
  • Collaborate with SAAST (Student-Athlete Academic Support Team) staff members and Student Development to build holistic programming for student-athletes and their transition within their career and throughout each semester.
  • Participate in on-campus recruiting activities with prospective student-athletes.
  • Travel with team on extended road trips when necessary
  • Attend and/or participate in professional development opportunities on an annual basis.
  • Other duties as assigned
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in educational assistance of student athletes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong organizational skills.
  • 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
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations and a commitment to diversity and inclusion
Special Instructions to Applicants:


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter addressing how your experience supports the requirements of this position and Quinnipiac' commitment to diversity and inclusion, and contact information for three references on the application form.

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.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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