The University of Portland, an NCAA Division I institution and West Coast Conference member located in Portland, Oregon, is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director of Academic and Student-Athlete Development. The selected candidate for this full-time, 12-month position will serve as a member of the Academic and Student-Athlete Development Team in the Department of Athletics, a four-person unit that provides academic support, student-development programming, and leadership training to 270 Pilot student-athletes. The Assistant Director provides hands-on support services, coordination, and mentoring to student-athletes and selected teams, and has leadership responsibilities related to coordinating student development activities and collaborating with offices across campus.
The University of Portland offers a nationally-competitive athletic program committed to athletic and academic success and the holistic development of student-athletes. In 2018-19 Portland finished fourth nationally among Division I-AAA schools in the Learfield-IMG Directors Cup standings on the playing field, while in the classroom 36% of student-athletes earned Dean’s List honors and 77% of student-athletes earned a 3.0 or better cum gpa. The Athletic Department provides a supportive environment for coaches and staff to do their best work supporting Pilot student-athletes, and the University offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Manage academic support for student-athletes on assigned teams
Meet weekly with student-athletes as assigned to coordinate academic support activities.
Communicate regularly with coaches regarding academic expectations and academic performance of student-athletes.
Assist with the priority registration process. Serve as a staff liaison to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Provide guidance and direction to the group in organizing a calendar of events for the year, attend SAAC meetings, and serve as a mentor to SAAC leadership.
Manage and facilitate a comprehensive life skills program for the Athletic Department. This includes individual and group programming for student-athletes, teams, and other identified groups.
Coordinate and organize programming in collaboration with offices across campus, including the Shepard Academic Resource Center, Career Center, and the Office of International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Duties may include teaching credit-bearing courses designed for student-athletes.
Other duties as relevant to the duties of the position or as assigned by supervisor or supervisor’s designee. Please note that the above list of duties is not comprehensive but generally demonstrates the types of matters under this position’s purview and responsibility.
The full job description is available at: http://bit.ly/2Ue28ZW
Education and Experience Required: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, counseling, or related field. Required: Previous experience in academic advising, teaching, and/or working individually with students; previous experience working in higher education/ Strongly preferred: Previous experience working with student-athletes in a Division I athletic department. Or equivalent education and/or experience.
The University of Portland is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply for this position.
About University of Portland
The University’s mission and EEO statement: Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here: https://www1.up.edu/disclosures/nondiscrimination-policy.html.