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Associate Director Athletic Academics

Position Deleted on 2/09/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Fargo, ND
Admin - Academic Advising
Application Due:
Full Time

Location: West Dining Center/Lower Level

Position Description:

Oversee academic support services to student-athletes at North Dakota State University, primarily football student-athletes with the possibility of two additional smaller roster teams. Requires extensive collaboration with coaches, faculty members, campus support services and academic advisors to ensure student-athletes are in NCAA academic compliance. Responsibilities include identification of at-risk students, monitoring for academic progress and eligibility, referring to campus-wide academic services, developing academic intervention plans for students, teaching study skills course to at-risk student-athletes. Other duties include acting as an advocate for student-athletes, identifying academically successful students for recognition, conducting NCAA required exit interviews and completing NCAA required reports, meeting with athletic recruits and conducting academic orientation. Supervise graduate assistant. The Associate Director will work under the direction of the Director of Orientation and Student Success within the Division of Student Affairs and will be part of a team of academic support staff. Maintain an understanding of NCAA rules and regulations, especially those related to academics.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • 3 years professional experience in higher education
  • Experience with academic support programs for student athletes
  • Demonstrated ability to employ learning enhancement strategies with students
  • Knowledge of NCAA academic rules and Academic Progress Rate
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse populations and constituencies
  • Strong communications skills (written, interpersonal, public)
  • Proficient computer skills, especially spreadsheets

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the collegiate level
  • Experience with Division I NCAA academic compliance
  • Supervisory experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Transcripts will be requested upon interview.

NDSU is an equal opportunity institution. Women and traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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