Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS)
Florida State University
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Preferred Education: Masters
Internal Number: 51712
The Assistant Director in SAAS will be responsible for monitoring academic eligibility and progress while providing academic support for assigned student-athletes in revenue generating sports, advising student-athletes in terms of course selection and NCAA rules eligibility, certification, and progress towards degree. This position will also have oversight of 1 full-time employee (Athletic Academic Advisor) and various administrative oversights and responsibilities.
Additional Duties include:
Monitoring study hall and tutorial areas as assigned, organize and implement recruiting efforts including coordinating with faculty, on-campus partners, and academic presentation.
Coordinating the book distribution process, reviewing book list from financial aid and sending to the FSU Bookstore, documenting when books are received, comparing books to receipts to book lists, coordinating book pickup for each team, returning books from classes that have been dropped, and reviewing bookstore invoice for inaccuracies.
Serving as a liaison between Undergraduate Studies, Athletic Department, faculty, Admissions, Registrar, Financial Aid, and other Academic Departments. Involved in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes which includes interaction with recruits and their families, coaches, guidance counselors, and alumni. Has occasional contact with the media and officials from the ACC and NCAA.
Bachelors degree and four years of related experience or a combination of post high school education and experience equal to eight years.
Experience with advising student-athletes.
Experience working with academic degree programs.
Experience working with individuals from diverse academic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
Florida State University, a graduate research institution, stands among the nation's elite in both academics and athletics. Located on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, the university is situated in the heart of the state's capital city. The university's main campus blends Jacobean Revival and modern styles of architecture with the oaks, pines, dogwoods and azaleas of North Florida. Florida State University offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.
The Florida State University Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) program is committed to providing an environment that facilitates the academic success of each student-athlete. The program includes academic advising, career development, tutorial assistance, and learning specialists: services designed to encourage students to value their educational experience. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive support program integrated with the total University that will assist all student-athletes with the transition into college and provide continued support in all phase...s of academic and profession-al development, culminating with graduation, job placement, or graduate school.