Athletic Academic Coordinator
Description of Work Unit
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. The mission of SASS is to help student-athletes become independent and self-reliant learners. The SASS staff is an integral part of a student-athlete’s experience at CSU; helping them to develop holistically both in the classroom and outside of the classroom. The programs offered by SASS include academic support, personal and career development, and leadership and outreach opportunities.
Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a city of 161,000. 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.
This position assists the department by supporting student-athletes to positively impact their collegiate experience, retention, persistence and graduation. This position will serve as the academic coordinator for a caseload of Football student-athletes and assigned Olympic sports. This position will also assist with other SASS programming as assigned.
Required Job Qualifications
- Master’s degree in area of counseling, student affairs/services, education or sports management, or related field
- At least 2 years of experience working in intercollegiate athletics or academic counseling or advising
- Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
- Excellent written communication skills
- Demonstrated direct experience working with diverse populations (i.e. race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, class, religion, ability, etc.)
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and connect with students of all genders and diverse racial and cultural backgrounds
- Experience in the holistic development of intercollegiate student-athletes
- Experience working in a student-athlete support services office at a Division I FBS Institution
- Knowledge and understanding of NCAA graduation rates and NCAA Academic Performance Program (APP)
- Knowledge of NCAA rules relating to academic and eligibility standards
- Proven ability to relate well with students, coaches and university staff
- Effective management, administrative and decision-making skills
- Ability to work collaboratively across the University
- Knowledge of and experience working with computerized student records
- Ability to learn quickly and effectively in a fast-paced, high-stress environment
Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.
Job Duty Category Academic Coordinator for a caseload of Football student-athletes and assigned Olympic Sports Duty/Responsibility
- Evaluate academic risk levels and develops academic and graduation plans for student-athletes and monitor their academic progress in accordance with NCAA, conference and University requirements
- Meet with individual students and maintaining accurate and complete individual files
- Implement learning strategies to improve students’ academic performance
Percentage Of Time 90 Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Programming Duty/Responsibility
- Coordinate, in collaboration with campus constituents, SASS programs as assigned
- Serve as a liaison to the Athletics Department for assigned programming responsibilities
Percentage Of Time 10
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 May 20th, 2018 for full consideration.
Applicants needing assistance submitting materials may contact Marie Tyrrell at Marie.Tyrrell@colostate.edu
Search Contact Marie Tyrrell (970) 492-4982, email@example.com
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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.