Illinois State University invites applications for the position of Academic Coordinator. The Academic Coordinator, under the direction of the Assistant Athletic Director/Academics & Life Skills, is responsible for enhancing and advancing the academic development and overall life skills of student-athletes representing their assigned sport(s). This position will work with Baseball and a few other Olympic sports yet to be determined. There is also an opportunity for potential oversight of a project area (Career/Personal Development, Tutor Coordination, SAAC/Leadership, Health/Wellness, etc.). The Academic and Life Skills unit services 19 sports which equates to roughly 450 student-athletes. This position collaborates regularly with department and campus entities, particularly the student-athletes' academic advisors and coaches while developing short- and long-term planning with their assigned student-athletes. It is expected that this position will regularly research new and innovative ways to enhance and contribute to the development of academic skills, transferable life skills and holistic growth of the individual student-athlete. This position will regularly operate in ambiguous situations with limited direction. As such, it is important for this position to embody the vision, mission, and philosophy of Illinois State University, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and of the Academic and Life Skills unit in conjunction with past experience and training to make effective and appropriate decisions. Seemingly small, daily decisions can have a lasting impact the development of student-athletes and their achievements. This position may be required to travel with their assigned team(s) on road trips for competitions and be accessible to the student-athletes, coaches and administrators during non-traditional working hours.
Required Qualifications: Master’s degree; two years’ experience in Counseling, Education, Student-Athlete Development, or related field; extensive knowledge of NCAA Division I rules and regulations; proven ability to multitask and work independently while processing numerous case-by-case situations daily to make appropriate individualized decisions influencing the lives of student-athletes; ability to work with diverse student populations; demonstrated organizational skills, time management skills, communication skills and supervisory skills; ability to work collaboratively with campus faculty, administrators, staff and coaches Desired Qualifications: Master's degree in Psychology, Sport Management, Counseling, Education, or a related field
The position is a 12-month appointment with the opportunity for annual renewal. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. To assure full consideration, interested individuals MUST apply online at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs by September 26, 2018. Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans.
Location: Illinois State University // Campus Box 7131 // Karin L. Bone Athletic Study Center // Normal, IL 61790
Contact: Clay Gruenwald // Human Resources // Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Procedure: Applicants must apply online at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs
Posting ID: 0711139
Apply by Date: September 26, 2018
Starting Date: October 2018
Internal Number: 0711139
About Illinois State University
Illinois State University:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist, and 7 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 74th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2014.
Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In their most current rankings, Forbes ranked Bloomington-Normal as 20th in its list of the Smartest Cities in America.
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Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.