Job Purpose Towson University is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Achievement. This position provides academic guidance to student athletes in Men's Basketball and Gymnastics to ensure that they receive the academic advising and support need to succeed academically and meet University and NCAA academic eligibility requirements.
Description The Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Achievement serves as an Academic Advisor and Learning Specialist for Men's Basketball and Gymnastics and will assist at-risk students, administering testing of designated freshmen and special admits. Serves as the Disability Support Services (DSS) Liaison for both teams and a point of contact for any student-athlete needing assistance in this area. Coordinates and implements study hall, tutoring, and individual meetings for assigned teams. Assists and co-coordinates the Freshmen Football Literacy Program. Supervises undergraduate interns, conducts freshmen workshops on various academic related topics, coordinates and supervises the guest coach program for Olympic sports, coordinates and supervises social media accounts for the unit, oversees book distribution for those on scholarship. Assists the Senior Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Achievement with assigned administrative tasks (i.e., committee involvement, convention participation, unit representative at meetings around campus, etc.).
The Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Achievement pays particular attention to the "at-risk" student-athletes that have not yet decided a major course of study, while also monitoring all academic progress and eligibility for assigned student-athletes. Schedules and conducts regular meetings with designated student-athletes and upon the students' request monitors academic progress in the learning specialist capacity. Encourages/assigns study hall and tutoring to assigned student-athletes and monitors study hall. Acts as liaison for the unit and DSS on campus. Encourages student-athletes to take advantage of support services offered on campus including but not limited to: tutoring, Academic Labs, DSS and Career Center Services. Remains observant for any situations or conditions that may indicate that a student-athlete may need additional services and/or accommodations. Participates in official recruiting visits for assigned teams and is knowledgeable of NCAA rules and regulations as well as University rules regarding academics, academic integrity and eligibility.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree and three years of Academic Advising experience, working with student-athletes. Knowledge of academic and graduation requirements, NCAA progress towards degree requirements as well as other NCAA rules and regulations. Skills include organization, maintaining confidential information, degree planning, assessing and creating study skill development for at-risk student-athletes, ability to collaborate across campus. Master's Degree preferred.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Salary and Benefits Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.
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