Responsible for the overall direction, management and supervision of the Athletics Academic Services unit including the allocated budget and the full and part-time employees, interns, and student assistants. Ensures that the Academic Services’ primary responsibility is to serve the academic needs for the approximately 300 student-athletes. Ensures compliance with NCAA, Conference and Institutional policies and regulations. Directs a full range of academic support programs for student-athletes including, but not limited to, enrollment, registration, academic eligibility assistance, NCAA eligibility oversight, academic advisement and counseling, degree progress monitoring, tutoring, study hall, mid-term and mid-year academic reviews, graduation and post-eligibility monitoring. Serves as liaison to several University departments, including the Office of Admissions, Academic Advising, and the Office of the Registrar. Responsible for the coordination of all reviews for prospective student-athletes. Consults with student-athletes on academic, athletic, social, and personal issues. Coordinate individual academic assessment and provide customized assistance as needed. Prepare and provide academic data and reports for all coaches and administrative staff. Provide appropriate NCAA rules and education and training for college academic advisers, department staff and student-athletes. Work closely with coaches on all student-athlete’s academic matters. Review and make recommendations for admissions in conjunction with the Athletic Director to the Director of Admissions. Serves on the Athletic Certification Committee. Member of the Athletics Department senior staff assisting in the development and implementation of strategies and objectives to ensure departmental goals are met. The position will accept additional duties and special projects as assigned by the Athletic Director and/or his designee.
A Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and two years of experience directly related to the job functions; or a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in a directly related area of specialization and four years of experience directly related to the job functions.
Internal Number: B07055
About University of North Florida
The University of North Florida serves as one of 11 public universities in Florida. UNF opened in 1972 and began admitting freshmen in 1984. The UNF Department of Athletics believes in total commitment to improving the lives of its student-athletes. All decisions are based on the idea that our athletes, who are the leaders of tomorrow, are students first. The commitment is providing student-athletes with the assistance necessary to balance athletic and academic participation. The University enrolls approximately 17,000 students and is located in Jacksonville, a major metropolitan center of Northeast Florida. The University of North Florida competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference and sponsors 19 Division I intercollegiate athletic sports which include baseball, basketball (m&w), cross country (m&w), golf (m&w), sand volleyball (w), soccer (m&w), softball, swimming and diving (w), tennis (m&w), indoor track (m&w) and outdoor track (m&w) and women's volleyball.