Assistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Academic Success/ Senior Women Leader
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Salary: commensurate with experience
Indiana Tech is a thriving, independent, teaching-oriented institution with a focus on career-oriented programs in business, engineering, information technology and computer science, criminal justice, life sciences, human services and many other concentrations. Indiana Tech enrolls nearly 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate programs on its picturesque main campus and nearly 5,000 students in its College of Professional Studies programs online and onsite at 15 regional locations. Degrees are offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels.
Over 41% of our students are either globally or domestically diverse; this contributes to our unique vibrant and inclusive campus community. All academic programs are designed to provide students with relevant and practical experiences, including an emphasis on internships. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Indiana Institute of Technology embraces diversity and equal opportunity intentionally. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success with respect to educating our students to become global citizens. Indiana Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Indiana Tech has big plans for its future. Learn more at https://strategicplan.indianatech.edu/. Visit Indiana Tech Athletics at https://indianatechwarriors.com/.
The Department of Athletics at Indiana Tech serves as an integral part of the university and is an important participant in its mission. The commitment of the Department of Athletics is to enhance the student experience and to provide quality programs that are competitive, fun and meaningful in an atmosphere that promotes success within the spirit of fair play, sportsmanship and integrity.
The Assistant AD for Academic Success will coordinate and execute measures to monitor academic success of student athletes with a focus on eligibility, retention, and graduation. Although focused on all student-athletes, the position will give extra attention to the following subgroups: JV roster-students, probation or low-performing students, and rising seniors.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Serve the Department with primary administrative oversight of all student-athlete academic programming, including but not limited to:
Execute and coordinate athletic retention monitoring, tracking, and intervention
Monitor Study Tables participation and coordinate student-athlete academic success initiatives
Monitor progress toward degree and graduation planning;
Advise students for transition to graduate and graduate certificate programs;
Conduct Term-by-term eligibility review, and;
Coordinate Chi Alpha Sigma honor society.
Collaborate with the Office of Student Success and the Counseling area for effective referrals and follow-up; attending OSS staff meetings as needed as a dotted-line member of the team.
Serve as a primary liaison between the Department of Athletics and the Office of Student Success and Academic Affairs to aid in future discussions related but not limited to:
Balance of online vs. traditional academic programming, and;
Development and promotion of new programs to align with current and future enrollment goals.
Assist senior leadership with strategic planning and decision-making toward department and institutional initiatives.
Provide leadership and guidance in the area of Title IX and gender equity planning for the Department.
Participate on university committees focused on academic success and retention.
Develop Student-Athlete Well-Being and Experience reports with data collected from interviews and relevant surveys.
Support the mission, vision, and strategic plan of Indiana Tech
Perform other duties as assigned
Measures of Accomplishment
Collaborate with supervisor to determine short- and long-term goals of the position.
Improved Retention and graduation rates, specifically for JV students Department of Athletics and team-by-team term and overall GPA improvements
5+ years of college coaching and/or athletic administrative experience required
Evidence of academic advising with students, with preference specific to student-athletes
Work is primarily conducted in an office environment, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am 5 pm. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required to assist with athletic department events. Limited travel and moderate physical work are required.
Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter and be prepared to respond to the mission and diversity questions asked on the application. For consideration please complete the application by September 30, 2022.
Indiana Tech is a thriving, independent, teaching-oriented institution with a focus on career/professional programs in business, engineering, information technology and computer science, criminal justice, life sciences, human services and many other concentrations. Indiana Tech enrolls approximately 1,500 students in its traditional programs on its main campus and nearly 5,000 students in its College of Professional Studies programs at 15 regional locations and online. Degrees are offered at the associate, bachelor’s, masters and doctoral levels. Over 41% of our students are either globally or domestically diverse; this contributes to our unique vibrant and inclusive campus community. Indiana Tech’s picturesque main campus is located on 45 acres near downtown Fort Wayne. All academic programs are designed to provide students with relevant and practical experiences, including an emphasis on internships. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.