The Director of Student-Athlete Support (Men’s Basketball and Track) is expected to provide academic advising to a subset of the student-athlete population with the goal of athletic and academic retention and success of student-athletes. In this capacity, the Director must be responsive to the demands of several dramatically different worlds. The Director interacts with Intercollegiate Athletics Department personnel; the athletic coaches are in close contact with the Director regarding student-athlete recruits, active student-athlete academic and study requirements/eligibility; the Director strongly identifies with the academic community as an academic resource person for student-athletes.
The person in this position is a member of the academic eligibility certification team; serves as the primary advisor for all men's basketball and track and field student-athletes; tracks and reports student-athlete academic progress and reviews programs; and establishes effective communication systems with campus academic, administrative, athletic offices and NCAA representatives.
The person in this position will serve as the co-coordinator and instructor for both freshman student-athlete classes (two sections in the fall and spring semesters) within the department of curriculum and instruction. This involves curriculum development and teaching of the course: One credit during the fall term and one credit during the spring term.
The person in this position serves as the scholarship textbook coordinator. This involves close collaboration with the UM Bookstore to coordinate the purchasing of textbooks for those student-athletes on scholarship.
Finally, this position will serve as the coordinator of the learning specialist program. This responsibility involves selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of graduate student learning specialists. Learning specialists provide general assistance to student-athletes who are identified as at-risk, or in need of more in-depth assistance.
This position will report to the Senior Associate Athletic Director.
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The full vacancy announcement with required education and qualifications, and the link to apply can be found here. Deadline to apply is June 9, 2019.
About The University of Montana
The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with a student enrollment of 13,900 and 600 full-time faculty members. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of 63,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur. The University of Montana offers high quality undergraduate and graduate education in the arts and sciences, and the University’s nine professional schools prepare students for careers in social work, pharmacy, physical therapy, journalism, law, business, education, forestry and fine arts.The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics offers varsity competition in 15 sports at the Division I level and Football Championship Subdivision. UM is a member of the Big Sky Conference.