Description UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students and is one of the University of California’s 10 campuses. UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.
UC San Diego Athletics is reclassifying to NCAA Division I as a member of the Big West Conference. We are looking for a dynamic individual to fill the Academic Success and Student-Athlete Development Coordinator position. Triton Athletics promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University. UC San Diego has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence.
The incumbent acts as the primary resource person for all issues related to the management of NCAA academic eligibility and advisement of student-athletes under the direction of the Associate AD- Student Services and Compliance. Monitors ongoing changes to academic eligibility and assists with quarterly and annual evaluation of eligibility of all student-athletes, with specialized knowledge of NCAA regulations, institutional curriculum, and coordination with Registrar's office and college/department advisors. Works collaboratively with the Compliance Office on waivers and educating constituents on academic eligibility requirements. Will work closely with coaches and the Compliance Office on the academic evaluation of potential recruits and assist in the recruitment process. Must have working knowledge of NCAA rules regarding recruiting and playing and practice season. Assists with data collection and analysis for various NCAA-required reports, including graduation rates, academic success rates and academic performance census. Actively participates in evaluating, updating and writing academic and student services policies and procedures. The Athletics Department strives to create an environment where student-athletes can FLOURISH in all aspects of their lives. Incumbent expected to coordinate access to campus support programs and coordinate and enhance the athletic department support programs using research to make informed decisions about the most effective ways to support academic success and student-athlete well-being at UC San Diego. Oversees and continually assesses the Student-Athlete Development Program and corresponding student services, including New Student-Athlete Orientation, quarterly and annual workshops, speaker series, tutoring programs, community service projects, team retreats, awards and recognition events, and “missed class letters.” Represents UC San Diego at the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) conferences, acquires and disseminates information to UC San Diego student-athletes, and applies the techniques and skills learned at NCAA and CCAA conferences to the UC San Diego athletic program. Provides support on special projects. Provides administrative and programmatic support to Athletic Directors and Coaches.
A complete application will include an online resume and cover letter.
Working knowledge of program activity and best practices. Professional knowledge of the NCAA regulations, philosophy and objectives of an athletics program. Knowledge of and experience with academic or student development programs, and/or intercollegiate athletic programs.
Thorough knowledge of the NCAA mission, values and goals regarding teamwork, diversity, fair play, financial integrity and commitment to academic excellence. Compassionate and respectful understanding of the student-athlete's experience at a UC or like institution.
Skill in reading and understanding complex and/or detailed documents such as NCAA and UCSD policies and procedures, software manuals, purchasing agreements, financial statements and academic records.
Solid ability to prepare and present educational and informational workshops and seminars to coaches and student-athletes regarding NCAA compliance, scholarships and student development services.
Demonstrated skill to independently research and analyze policy issues and directives, identify resources, make appropriate contacts, and form solid recommendations.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language. Superior communication skills to express ideas clearly and to identify the correct issues to be communicated, the appropriate audience, the method of communication, and timing of communication.
Advanced writing skills to independently draft correspondence and guidelines, pertaining to athletic operations, policies, and procedures.
Skill in analytical and evaluative work; demonstrated ability to analyze problems and work independently with minimal written instruction or verbal guidance.
Proficiency using computer applications relevant to job duties. Operating knowledge of database management to include statistical queries, import and export of data from different software applications, sorting, and summarizing data for reporting purposes.
Skill in demonstrating a supportive and constructive attitude and in establishing good rapport with supervisor, colleagues, student athletes, coaches, trainers and with campus personnel at large.
Problem-solving skills; multi-task, work with frequent interruptions, and effective listener. Skill in organizing, prioritizing, and maintaining a diverse workload, establishing and meeting goals and deadlines, and independently following tasks through completion.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with key University personnel, including Counseling & Psychological Services, Student Career Services, Athletic Training, Student Health Services, College Advisors, Office of Student Conduct, Undergraduate Academic Advising Council (UAAC), and the Organization of Department and Program Advisors (ODAPA).
Ability to maintain equanimity while under the pressure of coordinating multiple projects and being subject to constantly changing priorities. Ability to handle difficult scenarios with tact, professionalism and confidentiality.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html
UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.
Additional Salary Information: Full career benefits
Internal Number: 93431
About UC San Diego Tritons
"A Proud Tradition of Academic and Athletic Excellence." That is the slogan most often associated with the UC San Diego Athletic Department. Since becoming a member of the NCAA less than 25 years ago, the UCSD program has backed up those words with achievement. UC San Diego Athletics sponsors a broad based program of 23 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports, with approximately 600 student-athletes. It promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University. The 23-sport athletics program is subject to NCAA regulations and must demonstrate compliance to Title IX which is recorded in the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) annual report to the Department of Education. Our Division II program is evolving into one of the premiere NCAA athletics programs in the nation; setting the standard in all aspects of competitive success, academic excellence, ethical conduct, student-athlete experience, campus pride, the development and retention of coaches and staff, and the establishment of lifelong relationships. Athletics enhances campus, alumni, and commu...nity pride while fostering collaborations that increase our profile and visibility throughout the region. Since moving to the NCAA Division II level in 2000, UC San Diego has placed in the top seven programs in the country on ten different occasions and finished second overall twice. UC San Diego has also won five out of the last six California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Commissioners Cup titles, an award that recognizes the best overall athletics program in the conference. In 2010, UC San Diego was ranked first in Division II and twenty third overall in the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Collegiate Power Rankings, which comprehensively measures student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess. UC San Diego was also the top-ranked Division II institution in 2008.