Full Tuition, Fees, & Books
On-Campus Housing at UP Apartments
4 Year Degree
To create and implement programming to ensure academic support and success of student-athletes at ACU and to assist with institutional, Western Athletic Conference, and NCAA reporting in the areas of student academic performance.
A.Helps coordinate academic services for assigned sports and/or student-athletes. B.Provide academic advising/mentoring services for at-risk student-athletes. C.Collection and analysis of student-athlete academic data. D.Serves as liaison between the athletic department and faculty, advisors, and staff.
II.Essential Duties include the following: Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
1.Academic Support Services ?Maintain clear and consistent communication with coaching staffs through documentation and attending regularly scheduled meetings. ?Monitor continuing student-athlete progress toward degree in conjunction with the Registrar Office (e.g. major/minor changes, class changes, grades). ?Assist with the eligibility certification of student-athletes. ?Assist with orientation programming for all new incoming student-athletes. ?Assist in the identification of at-risk students each semester. ?Assist in the coordination of functions for the student-athletes (e.g. new student orientation, banquet, graduation reception, professional/personal development).
2.Advising/Mentoring Services for At-Risk Student-Athletes ?Review academic progress with students and assist in advising throughout the year to meet progress toward degree requirements. ?Meet with prospective student-athletes and parents on recruiting visits as required. ?Facilitate study hall sessions and be willing to travel with the team. ?Maintain close working relationships with campus advisors to facilitate student-athlete class scheduling.
3.Collection and Analysis of Student-Athlete Academic Data ?Maintain excused travel letters and data on absence totals for student-athletes. ?Oversee scholarship book purchase and return procedures. ?Collect data and statistics required for various reports (e.g. hours attempted and earned, athlete graduation rates, GPA, probation and suspension list). ?Assist in compilation of data required for any national, regional, or Western Athletic Conference academic awards.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Assist with workers for special events (NCAA/Western Athletic Conference events).
CONTACTS: Primary contacts are the Assistant AD for Academics, Associate AD for Compliance & Student Services, coaches, and staff. Other contacts are the Registrar and Registrar Liaison, Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), faculty, and advisors.
I.Professional Development Requirements:
A.Skills 1.Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 2.Strong organizational and time management skills. 3.Proficiency in conflict management, mediation, and resolution. 4.Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights or weekends. 5.Competence with various software packages: Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Drive, Banner, Slate, ARMS, CAi, etc.
Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations Academic mentoring experience preferred (1-2 years)
Abilene Christian University is a hub of rigorous academic excellence and devoted community. Through residential and online undergraduate and graduate programs, we equip students for lives of service leadership, empowering them through exceptional teaching that unlocks the power of their curiosity and prepares them to create the solutions that will address the opportunities of today and tomorrow.
Our purpose as a university is simple: We strive to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. This mission manifests in our exemplary teaching, meaningful research and service, each undergirded by ACU’s enduring core values and 21st-century vision.