Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for an Assistant Director for Academic Services. This is a full-time, 12-month position with benefits in the Department of Athletics. This person will assist men’s and women’s basketball, track and field, volleyball and softball student-athletes in pursuit of their educational goals by developing and assisting with study plans to increase retention and graduation rates of these student-athletes. The position will also coordinate the academic plans of these student-athletes with the Director of Academic Services. Additional responsibilities include: Organize and supervise study halls and study times for student athletes, schedule tutors and learning specialists when needed, conduct weekly organization meetings with individual athletes, conduct daily communications with coaches concerning individual players, track weekly attendance and academic performance of student-athletes, generate weekly attendance reports for coaches and academic performance through Grades First. Meet with coaches as needed to discuss team academic progress, and meet with recruits and parents of recruits to give overview of the support services offered to our student-athletes. Some travel may be required. This person may work with other student-athletes and perform other duties as assigned.
A relevant Bachelor's Degree is required (Master’s preferred). Knowledge or experience with tutoring and/or assisting student-athletes with their daily academics and development of study skills. Proficiency with computer software including Grades First, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, internet and email. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations along with familiarity of new NCAA academic reform initiatives is preferred. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.
To apply, please submit the following: Cover letter, Resume, and three (3) references. All materials must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/41723. For additional information, please contact Joshua Smith, Screening Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.