Assistant Athletic Academic Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
29 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Sport Science
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Academic Coordinator for Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS). The performance of student-athletes in their sports is one measure of their success. Equally, if not more important, is the academic achievement of student-athletes in the classroom and their overall University experience. The mission of SASS is to help student-athletes become independent and self-reliant learners. In an environment that promotes student-athlete development, the staff provides support for all student-athletes from the time they arrive on campus for a recruiting visit until they graduate. The staff provides resources, experience, and knowledge empowering each student-athlete to reach his/her academic and personal potential.
Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) is part of the Division of Student Affairs, and reports directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs in close collaboration with Athletics. Working with all departments across the Institution, the Division of Student Affairs at Colorado State University encompasses a wide array of departmental services and programs addressing the needs of a student body of approximately 33,000.
Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a city of 151,000. Located 65 miles north of Denver, the city is nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with the amenities of a larger city including a strong public school system, various recreational opportunities, cultural offerings, and dining venues. Residents experience a moderate 4-season climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.

Position Summary

This position is a one year internship where candidates will work as an Assistant Athletic Academic Coordinator. In this role candidates will work with a caseload of students from various sports and assist with programming efforts within the department. Examples of department programming include Guest Coaches, tutoring, the Learning Assistance Program, and career programming. Evening study hall monitoring and some weekend work is required.

Required Job Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in area of counseling, student affairs/services, education or sports management, or related field
2. At least one academic year of experience in collegiate athletics and/or academic counseling and advising
3. Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
4. Attention to detail

Preferred Job Qualifications

1. Excellent written communication skills
2. Strong organizational skills
3. Interest in pursuing a career in intercollegiate athletics specifically student-athlete support services
4. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet established work deadlines
5. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
6. Experience with student information systems such as DARS, Banner, GradesFirst, etc.

Diversity Statement

Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Assistant Athletic Academic Coordinator Duty/Responsibility

•Meet with assigned student-athletes
•Schedule individual study hall hours for and meet weekly with select student-athletes
•Create daily and weekly academic reports
•Participate in Guest Coaching events for respective teams
•Monitor progress toward degree and eligibility
•Aid in recruitment of new student-athletes
•Assist with pre-season orientation
•Refer student-athletes to different services on campus

Percentage Of Time 60 Job Duty Category Program Assistant Duty/Responsibility

Help with various responsibilities for the following programs:
• Learning Assistance Program
• Tutoring
• Student-Athlete Development (e.g. career, leadership, personal)
• Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty Category Other tasks as assigned Duty/Responsibility

• Supervise night time study hall
• Serve as a learning coordinator for academically at-risk student athletes
• Perform routine duties such as Banner data entry, filing, copying, answering telephones and directing calls, assisting visitors, etc.
• Participate in monthly trainings on topics such as initial/continuing eligibility, professional values, advising philosophy, etc.
• Other duties assigned by the Intern Coordinator and other SASS staff members

Percentage Of Time 5

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Interested applicants should upload a resume, and a cover letter that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications. 3 professional references are also required. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on April 10, 2017 for full consideration. Applicants needing assistance to submit materials may contact Marie Tyrrell at

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.