The Student-Athlete Academic Support Specialist & Football Coach is a central figure within the Athletics Department, bridging the gap between sports and academics. This dual role is designed to ensure that our student-athletes excel both in their sport and in their studies. On the sports side, the specialist uses evidence-based training methods to improve the athletes’ skills and game understanding. On the academic side, they work closely with educational departments to provide the necessary resources and support, ensuring that athletes maintain good academic standing.
- Bachelor’s degree in related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level.
- Interpersonal skills sufficient to provide prompt, welcoming, courteous, and accurate information to stakeholders in person, on the phone, and through email and other written correspondence.
- Communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to develop, synthesize and present information to individuals and groups.
- Ability to work closely with a diverse population of students to develop relationships characterized by open communication to help students progress from enrollment to completion.
- Ability to understand and explain the educational and academic requirements necessary to be prepared for and complete college level work.
- Master’s degree in related field.
- Strong understanding of student-athlete academic challenges and NCAA regulations.
- Familiarity with higher education.
- Experience working in a two-year community and technical college setting.
- Knowledge and appropriate use of software systems including, but not limited to: Integrated Statewide Reporting System (ISRS) and Microsoft Office Suite.