Operations, Operations - Academic Support, Operations - Administrative Support
The Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Success works closely with advisors, coaches, and staff to support and enhance the academic experience of all student-athletes. The Assistant Director serves as the primary academic advisor and success coach for Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Division I (men’s & women’s) student-athletes, and as a supplementary advisor to any Whiting School of Engineering Division I (men’s & women’s) student-athletes. Additionally, the Assistant Director serves as a liaison for Division III student-athletes as needed. The Assistant Director works closely with the Academic Support Program to coordinate tutoring services for student-athletes. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising within the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and consults routinely with the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising within the Whiting School of Engineering regarding Division I and Division III athletes pursuing academic degrees in the engineering school. Travel with teams is optional except when proctoring tests for Division I athletes is necessary.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Academic Advising (35%):
•Help D-I student-athletes navigate their academic experience by assisting with proactive academic planning, creative problem solving, and connection to academic resources. •Assist D-I student-athletes with course registration, academic strategies, selecting majors and minors, and developing post-graduation plans. •Work with D-I student-athletes to create and implement academic improvement plans for participants with semester and/or cumulative GPAs placing them either on academic probation or at-risk. •Monitor D-I student-athletes’ NCAA eligibility, progress towards degree and deadlines for processing graduation. •Monitor the academic performance of all student-athletes via the HopReach early alert system and on-going contact with academic advisors and faculty. Work with athletics department administrators, coaches and other University staff (e.g. case managers, psychologists, academic advisors, etc.) to support students facing personal or academic challenges. •Conduct group advising sessions, advising workshops, and/or co-sponsor events with faculty and other support offices on campus. •Troubleshoot problems with registration and refer students to support services to facilitate success •Advise on academic opportunities and requirements, policies and procedures. •Create and maintain accurate academic records through the use of degree audit software and SIS, document student meetings and notes in the student information database.
Success Coaching (35%):
•Support the success of D-I student-athletes by providing year-round proactive coaching and guidance throughout their undergraduate careers to facilitate academic progress and socio-emotional well-being, and career-related issues. •Meet regularly and individually with D-I student-athletes to provide support and mentorship. Meetings include helping students to develop academic goals and plans to achieve goals each week. Sessions also include revision of plans as needed, problem solving and connecting participants to resources. •Coach D-I student-athletes on time-management, study skills, self-discipline and adjusting to university life. •Identify and supports at-risk students via individual meetings, study hall oversight, program development and connecting them with appropriate support resources. •Coach students to self-advocate as necessary in appropriate, effective ways. •Create and distribute travel letters for all student-athletes and assist in managing faculty concerns in regards to missed class due to athletic competition. •Facilitate the proctoring of exams for faculty and student-athletes due to athletic competition conflicts. •Support the participation of student-athletes in campus-wide student initiatives and/or leadership positions. •Meet with and/or correspond with D-III athletes as needed to provide coordination with campus resources.
Programming & Collaboration (15%)
•Enhance partnership with the department of Athletics by working closely with director and departmental leadership team, coaches and other department staff. Maintains regular communication with coaches re: student-athlete academic progress, issues or concerns. •Collaborate with the Career Center, Blue Jays Unlimited (development & alumni relations) and faculty to coordinate professional development and networking events for student-athletes. •Monitor student-athletes' connection to and usage of Academic Support Services (PILOT, Learning Den, and Study Consulting). Coordinate with that office the development of workshops and other small group sessions specific to student-athlete needs. •Work as a member of the Student-Athlete Development/Programming team to plan, implement and evaluate initiatives to enhance community and learning among student-athletes (faculty-student interaction programs, social programs, etc.). •Educate colleagues re: issues of student-athletes through participation on division and campus-wide committees.
Assessment & Administration (15%)
•Coordinate assessment efforts related to program outcomes, including administering written surveys, and reviewing relevant academic and/or retention data as appropriate •Evaluate collaborative programs and events. Compiles and analyze academic and program evaluation data; prepare and write reports. Suggests improvements for student success based on data and student feedback. •Collaborate with athletics compliance officer to create semester academic reports for department and certify Division I student-athlete NCAA eligibility. •Work in conjunction with the Learning Den Tutoring program to recruit, hire, and to connect student-athletes to tutoring opportunities. •Manage budgets for collaborative programs, and peer academic coaches/tutors •Create, manage and distribute communications with student-athletes. •Work with Web Content Manager to develop and maintain Student-Athlete Success websites. •Stay abreast of and applies best practices for promoting success of student-athletes (N4A) •Supervise graduate student intern.
Passion for working with student-athletes
Ability to interact effectively with student-athletes, academic advisors, coaches, faculty, administrators and alumni
Experience working with academically underprepared students and students with learning disabilities preferred
Knowledge of NCAA Division I initial and continuing eligibility requirements preferred
N4A Individual Membership preferred
Ability to use appropriate judgment when dealing with sensitive issues.
Extensive knowledge and experiences managing holistic advising, assessment, academic and student affairs collaborations, diversity, and inclusion.
Exceptional interpersonal, oral, public speaking, writing, and listening skills.
Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds and to foster sensitivity to diversity and an inclusive campus and community culture.
Proven ability to cultivate trust and credibility with colleagues and to build positive and effective relationships.
Proven track record of establishing strategic relationships to strengthen program and service delivery.
Experience in communications and utilizing social media an asset.
Master's degree required (Education, Psychology, Sports Psychology, Sport Management, or related preferred)
One to three years of full-time experience as either an academic advisor/coordinator, learning specialist, and/or academic coach at a Division I institution required.
Internal Number: 15233
About Johns Hopkins University
The Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876 as part of a $7 million bequest left by Baltimore merchant Johns Hopkins to establish a research university and teaching hospital. It soon became the first modern university in America: a graduate institution offering collegiate preparation where knowledge would be assembled and created as well as taught. Today the school continues to reflect the ideals upon which the University was founded. Hopkins students learn, above all, how to think for themselves in an environment that fosters independence and creativity. Located just north of downtown Baltimore, the Homewood campus combines the best of urban and suburban surroundings. The campus encompasses 140 acres of parks, lawns, and gardens, bounded on all sides by residential areas of the city. The campus was originally the Homewood estate, built for Charles Carroll, Jr., son of the signer of the Declaration of Independence. Today, the Homewood campus serves as the University’s center for undergraduate studies, housing both the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering.