Operations, Operations - Development, Operations - Player Development
Organization: Athletics Academics
Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, some nights and weekends
Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience
Benefits Provided: Yes
Required Attachments: Resume, Cover Letter
This is a full-time professional position within the Prentice Gautt Academic Center, a comprehensive support services unit for intercollegiate student-athletes. The Director of Football Academic Support reports to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services and is charged with oversight of academic support for football, and with serving as primary liaison with the campus advising community. Responsibilities include the coordination of procedures and communication with NCAA Athletic Certification officer, campus advising staff, and football personnel. The individual will also have direct advising for a group of student-athletes in football and on other assigned teams. This position requires consistent and open communication with coaches and staff and a thorough understanding of NCAA and Big 12 Conference guidelines and regulations.
Duties and responsibilities:
Provide direct oversight to football athletics academic advising staff; manage an effective process of monitoring student-athlete academic progress, incorporating current best practices in the profession.
Serve as the advisor to a designated group of football student-athletes and other assigned teams; monitor their academic progress; provide course advisement, career and personal guidance; educate student-athletes on rules of eligibility and personal responsibility.
Communicate with football coaching staff through scheduled academic meetings; regularly and promptly share detailed information regarding the ongoing academic progress of assigned student-athletes.
Assist with the recruiting process during prospective student-athletes’ visits to campus.
With a thorough understanding of NCAA legislation, Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR) guidelines, serve as the unit’s primary point of contact for monitoring and projecting student-athlete academic outcomes.
As primary Athletics liaison with the campus advising community, coordinate communication and outreach efforts with academic advising units and student services unit.
Coordinate assessment of academic profiles, programming, retention and persistence using quantitative and qualitative data; identify trends and issues that warrant further review and attention.
Administer the Post Eligibility Scholarship Program, which includes monitoring the budget, enforcing the guidelines and tracking the academic progress of scholarship recipients.
Utilize standard grade reports to communicate student-athlete progress to appropriate constituents.
Monitor student-athletes’ NCAA academic eligibility through the use of University student systems and established internal degree-tracking forms.
Regularly communicate the progress, outcomes, and direction of work to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services; make recommendations concerning improvement of programs and services.
Required Education: Bachelor Degree OR an equivalent combination of education/job related experience, AND:
3 years experience in advising, academic or career counseling for a diverse student-athlete population.
Demonstrated excellent oral, written and presentation skills and proactive, open and responsive interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail, and high degree of openness to new approaches and new ideas.
Thorough knowledge of NCAA academic legislation, including initial-eligibility and progress-toward-degree, transfer requirements, Academic Progress Rates (APR), and Graduation Success Rates (GSR).
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Able to travel overnight, when needed.
Commitment to compliance with all NCAA legislation and principles.
Advertised Physical Requirements:
Must be able to pull, push, reach, stand, engage in repetitive motions, move, feel, touch, communicate, hear including receiving detailed information orally, and see including color, depth perception or clarity.
The position requires substantial time working at a computer with a focus on attention to administrative detail.
Master's degree, or in process of completing a graduate degree program
Five years of experience as an academic counselor/ advisor for student-athletes at the Division I level.
At least one year of supervisory experience with full-time or student staff in a student-athlete academic support unit.
Proficiency and/or familiarity with the University's systems, including Banner and Canvas.
Experience with assessment of academic programs and outcomes.
Proficiency in using computer software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, etc.
Knowledge of FERPA and ethical principles in working with students.
Demonstrated understanding of NCAA and Big 12 Conference rules and regulations governing, but not limited to academics, satisfactory progress and eligibility.
Supervision: 1-5 Staff
Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit https://hr.ou.edu/Policies-Handbooks/TB-Testing.
Hiring contingent upon a Background Check?- Yes
Special Indications: None
Internal Number: 192496
About University of Oklahoma Athletics Department
The University of Oklahoma is a Division I institution and is a member of the Big 12 Conference. There are approximately 550 student-athletes in 23 intercollegiate athletic programs. The mission of the Oklahoma Athletics Department is to inspire champions today and prepare leaders for tomorrow by providing an excellent environment to enable student-athletes to achieve their highest academic, athletic and personal aspirations.