This position reports to the Deputy Director of Athletics. The position is responsible for the management and oversight of academic and student services operations for all student-athletes. The position is a confidential position and supervises 6 full-time Athletic Academic Advisor positions and 3 part-time positions.
The Essential Functions of the Job Include:
- Provide leadership to academic advisors, support staff, tutors and student workers that support student-athletes in athletic academic counseling and advising, life skills and career preparation, and special programs such as ACE, community service outreach, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
- Serve on various related campus and department committees as an athletics department representative.
- Responsibility for the day-to-day supervision of academic advisors, support staff, tutors and student workers that support student-athletes in athletics academic counseling, life skills and career preparation.
- Coordinate the teaching of the Athletics 10 course with academic advisors during the Fall semester.
- Responsibility as co-chair of campus compliance team.
- Monitor programs for improvement of grade point averages, academic progress rates, and graduation rates for student-athletes.
- Coordination and presentation of workshops for student-athletes on a variety of issues including academic integrity and other life skills.
- Direct special programs such as ACE, and community service outreach.
- Implement the athletics department's evaluation of coaches by student-athletes.
- Work with the Director of Compliance Services on NCAA academic legislation, NCAA academic initial & continuing eligibility and other student-athlete academic issues.
- Coordinate the preparation of the required reports for the NCAA, Conference and the university as needed such as: APR, Federal Graduation rates, GSR, and G.P.A reports.
- Assist coaches with reviewing academic transcripts of incoming prospective and transfer student-athletes.
- Staff the Athletic Advisory Council subcommittee for academic performance.
- Manage and control the Student-Athlete Services operational budget.
- Oversee approving and monitoring any form of academic advising related assistance provided to student-athletes from all sources.
- Responsible for academic advising of student-athletes in assigned sports.
- Along with academic staff and Faculty Athletics Representatives, will serve as liaison for interaction between faculty and coaching staff.
- Foster and maintain good relationships with department, university and external personnel with whom you have interactions.
- Support the department's commitment to equity and diversity, as well as perform all duties with integrity, confidentiality and professionalism.
- Support other areas of the athletics department by establishing and promoting positive working relationships within the university.
- Work extended hours and weekends as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education which is accredited by one of the six US regional accrediting associations or by an equivalent international institution of higher education.
- Minimum five years full-time NCAA academic advising/student services experience (may be a combination of two years of full-time experience as a GA or Intern year) at an NCAA institution, NCAA National Office or Conference office.
- Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations regarding initial and continuing academic eligibility as well as NCAA academic measures.
- Recent experience with academic support services (study stables, tutorial, computer labs).
- Previous collegiate academic advising experience, including working directly with student-athletes.
Ability to effectively:
- Interact with coaches of Division I sports programs, student-athletes and campus officials.
- Ability to work effectively with people from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Supervise a team of academic advising/student services professionals.
- Maintain strict confidentiality.
- Multi-task and meet deadlines.
- Desire and ability to work within a fast-paced, diverse and team-oriented work environment.
- Support the department's commitment to equity and diversity as well as perform duties with integrity and professionalism.
- Have excellent communication skills both oral and written as well as competence in interpreting and communicating procedures, policies, ideas and instructions.
- History of regular attendance and positive reviews.
- Master's degree
- NCAA academic advising/student services experience at an NCAA Division I institution.
- Experience in academic advising/student services at an FBS institution.
- Prior supervisory experience.
- Previous experience in data collection and submission of NCAA APR and FGR/GSR data, ability to develop and implement improvement plans.
- Past experience working directly with football and/or men's basketball student-athletes.
Applications received by October 12, 2016 will be reviewed for minimum qualifications and given full consideration by the hiring manager and/or search committee. Qualified applicants received after that date will be forwarded upon request to the hiring manager and/or search committee.
Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit an on-line application and attach the following supporting documents: 1) resume, 2) letter of interest which includes a narrative detailing how the candidate fulfills each of the required and preferred items listed under Qualifications, and 3) names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide current assessments of the candidate's qualifications for the position.
Pursuant to Executive Order 883, reasonable accommodation is to be provided upon request from an employee or applicant with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the campus. What constitutes a reasonable accommodation is to be determined by the campus on a case-by-case basis after it has received the individual's request for accommodation and engaged in an interactive process. Employees or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources directly at (559) 278-2032.
How To Apply:
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Other Applicant Information:
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This is a full-time management position covered by the California State University Management Personnel Plan. Under this plan, employees are subject to management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President of that campus.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
The California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment, on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about these proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders.
Further, the California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high-quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines, at the doctoral level. The current student enrollment is approximately 23,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, educational institutions, industry, business and government. The University was one of the first U.S. Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its Community Engagement Classification.
Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.