The Associate Athletic Director for Academic Support and Student Services provides academic counseling and executes the daily operations and functions of athletic academic support, tutoring services and study hall for scholar athletes at the University of San Diego.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides one-on-one academic counseling. Counsel students on academically related matters to include degree planning and satisfactory progress, selection of major(s) and minor(s), fulfillment of core and major requirements, course scheduling and sequencing, and arranging appropriate academic timelines leading to graduation.
- Serves as principal contact for all scholar athletes in assigned sports as it pertains to academics; maintains accurate and up to date academic records and graduation plans
- Monitors academic progress of scholar athletes from assigned sports through in-person. contact, telephone or text message communication and/or routine contact with faculty.
- Recognizes academic struggles, personal challenges, and cultivates change and desirable outcomes.
- Meets weekly with designated athletes from assigned sports regarding course expectations outlined in syllabus, academic progress in each class, including performance on assignments, quizzes, tests, papers, projects, class attendance, etcetera; develop plans to foster individual potential and success.
- Coordinates periodic academic progress reports and grade checks each semester at the five and twelve week mark for prospective scholar athletes from assigned sports.
- Routinely communicates with head coach and/or coaching staff to share information regarding the academic performance and associated behaviors of scholar athletes – including expectations and accountability plans.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- Two year’s experience working in an intercollegiate athletic department or advising/counseling students in higher education or related field, preferred.
- Competitive experience at the collegiate level, preferred.
- Knowledge of NCAA Division I academic eligibility rules, preferred.