Job Summary The full-time Director of Student-Athlete Support position reports to the Associate AD for Student Services and responsibilities include, but are not limited to creating and implementing detailed plans of action for student-athletes considered academically at-risk, coordinating team study hall, organizing, and implementing individualized academic plans, developing, and assessing academic advising services need by ETSU student-athletes as such services relate to NCAA progress towards degree requirements and established institutional requirements, participate in NCAA eligibility certification. This position also creates connections between student-athletes, staff, and university services. Oversees initiatives by regularly researching new and innovative ways to enhance and contribute to the personal development, transferable life skills, and holistic growth of the student-athletes, positioning them for success in their experiences beyond the playing field. Developing programs with particular attention to historically underserved populations – including low-income, first generation, underrepresented students of color, veterans and military affiliated, rural students, and students with different abilities/disabilities. Responsible to the Senior Administrator for maintaining records and fulfilling NCAA and campus requests/reporting requirements. Responsible for supervising SAAC and serving on the mental health task force.
The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. The official workday is 7.5 hours, which includes a one-hour lunch/meal break. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services, and programs including:
-Paid time off & leave -17 paid holidays -Educational Assistance -Health and life insurance -Retirement -Access to University facilities and services and much more!
Check out the ETSU Human Resources Benefits page for additional information at: https://www.etsu.edu/human-resources/benefits/. ETSU is committed to ensuring that our students, faculty, and staff are valued and work in an environment of openness and acceptance. ETSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Disclaimer: The Job Summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work individuals perform in this classification. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require different tasks to be performed as assigned to reflect changes in the position. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of the principles, practices, and trends of Academic Advising and/or Learning Specialists for student-athletes and individual counseling techniques.
Ability to coordinate student-athlete events.
Ability to obtain such knowledge of the best practices, procedures, and activities for the University, Undergraduate Studies, and Intercollegiate Athletics.
Ability to evaluate NCAA Eligibility, rules, regulations, recruiting visits, violations, and best practices to avoid violations.
Ability to carry out a variety of professionally complex assignments without detailed instructions and coordinate life skills events.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
Ability to operate standard office equipment and software.
Two years of full-time experience working in an Athletics Academic or Student Support position, preferably at the Division-1 level.
Experience as a graduate assistant or intern may be considered.
One year of experience working in a Division-1 Athletics Academic or Student Support position.