The athletics department at Drake University is currently seeking applicants for an Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Excellence to provide support for the academic and personal development of all student-athletes.
This position reports directly to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Excellence.
All of the essential job duties assigned to this position require an understanding of and compliance with the rules of the NCAA, the Missouri Valley Conference, and Drake University.
55% - Manage academic support and continuing eligibility of student-athletes on designated teams in consultation with the Senior Associate Athletics Director.
20% - Design and implement Bulldog Way Life Skills programming.
10% - Prepare and distribute communications to athletics staff and other partners, as assigned.
5% - Co-advise the Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
5% - Refer student-athletes to campus resources.
5% - Perform other duties, as assigned.
• 2 years of experience in the field; OR any equivalent combination of education and experiences where comparable skills have been acquired • The ability to work nights, weekends and travel periodically
• Master’s degree • Effective written and verbal communication skills • Experience in guiding student-athletes in their academic pursuits, monitoring progress toward degree and continuing eligibility, and program coordination
Drake University is a private, co-educational university located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. The institution offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional programs in law and pharmacy. Located in Des Moines, Iowa's capital city, the University is uniquely positioned to provide learning opportunities through partnerships with the city's bounty of businesses, schools, government and cultural activity. Drake is an NCAA Division I member and competes in the Missouri Valley Conference in all sports except football, men's tennis and crew. In football, Drake competes in the FCS NCAA Division I Pioneer Football League. In men's tennis, Drake competes in the Summit League and in crew, Drake competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.