Louisiana Tech University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Academics / Athletics Academic Advisor for Football. This is a full-time, 12-month position with flexible work hours that adapt to the needs of student-athletes. Reporting to the Assistant Athletics Director for Academics, the successful applicant will serve as second in charge for the Academic Center with supervisory responsibility over graduate assistant(s). They will administer and monitor a comprehensive academic support system for football student-athletes to ensure compliance with NCAA, C-USA, and Louisiana Tech University rules, policies and regulations.
Duties include serving as Director in the absence of the Assistant Athletics Director for Academics; monitoring degree progress and eligibility for assigned student-athletes; serving as a liaison with academic offices, support services and faculty; gathering data and preparing academic reports; coordinating and evaluating priority registration; assist with class and major selection; assist with class checking; assist with submitting NCAA waivers & appeals; supervise a study hall/computer lab area for student-athletes; preparing weekly study hall and academic reports and present them to assigned coaching staffs; and present academic information at all on-campus recruiting events. This position will assist in athletic events as well as miscellaneous other duties as assigned by the Athletics Director and the Assistant Athletics Director for Academics.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications by November 13th. Application Process includes submitting a cover letter, current résumé; contact information of three (3) professional references and unofficial transcripts to the Search Committee by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Louisiana Tech University is an AA/ EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Master’s degree preferred with at least two years of relevant experience in academic advising, counseling, & tutoring. Review will include those applicants with a bachelor’s degree and verifiable recent experience in academic support activities for student-athletes.
• Skilled application of the Microsoft Office suite of products, with emphasis on Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Moodle, Retain, and Blackboard experience a plus. • Communication skills, both written and oral, are critical. • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and deadline conscious. • Must be able to work well with senior and support staff across campus including Departmental Offices, Admissions, Financial Aid, Comptroller (Student Accounts), Registrar and Student Affairs.
About Louisiana Tech University Athletics
Louisiana Tech University Athletics Mission is to embody excellence in everything we do. Develop student-athletes to maximize their potential in mind, body and spirit. Bring pride, admiration and loyalty to the University family, community and state.Win with integrity.