Responsible for providing overall leadership and oversight to academic programs for all athletic programs in the UTRGV Athletic Department.
•Responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Athletics Academic Services Unit (AASU) is aligned with the organizational goals of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at UTRGV. •Responsible for the direct oversight and management of the Athletics Academic Advising Staff. •Responsible for developing programs to assist the AASU with meeting the needs of the student-athletes and other constituents of the program such as faculty, coaches, and university administrators. Programs will include academic enhancement, community engagement, career development and personal development based programs designed to assist with the academic success of the student-athlete. •Organizes and implements academic services programs that closely monitor the academic progress of freshmen, transfers and at-risk student athletes. Ensures to motivate student-athletes to take ownership of their academic development. •Assists coaches in establishing and conducting sport-specific study programs and supervised study sessions for their respective athletes. Communicates with coaches and tracks the admissions status, assessment and pre-registration of all new student-athletes. •Assists and advises student-athletes each semester during the pre-registration process through monitoring and record keeping of their class schedules for graduation requirements and special athletic needs, such as travel and practice times. •Responsible to implement a monitoring and reporting program for assessing student-athlete course performance. •Assists with on-campus recruitment visits of student-athletes by preliminary assessing their admissions status for UTRGV and academic eligibility status by NCAA standards. •Manages overall distribution, management and accounting of departmental textbook program. •Researches, solicits, and secures grants to assist in the funding of the Athletics Academic Services unit. •Plays a key role in UTRGV student-athletes’ involvement with service learning projects. •Coordinates Mentor Program, Academic Honors and Graduation receptions. •Establishes relationships with various campus and community stakeholders needed to assist with promoting the student-athlete experience, retention, and post-graduation career options. •Assists Athletics Compliance with initial eligibility, through NCAA Clearinghouse information and with continuing eligibility status for compliance with NCAA, WAC and UTRGV academic standards. •Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University.
Three (3) years experience performing related office administration work.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 in a historic move that brings together the resources and assets of The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) and The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) and, for the first time, makes it possible for residents of the Rio Grande Valley to benefit from the Permanent University Fund—a public endowme...nt contributing support to the University of Texas System and the Texas A&M University System.
The new university is home to a new School of Medicine and will transform Texas and the nation by becoming a leader in student success, teaching, research, and health care. UTRGV enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine enrolled its first cohort in the summer of 2016.
The shared history of UTPA and UTB goes back to 1927, when Edinburg College was founded. In 1973, Pan American opened a second campus in Brownsville, which later became an independent institution of The University of Texas System in 1991. Over the years, the missions and the identities of these great institutions have continually evolved to serve the communities of the Rio Grande Valley.