Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development - Athletics at West Virginia University
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Location: Morgantown, West Virginia
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at West Virginia University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development (Program Coordinator). The position will be responsible for providing academic support and guidance to various student-athletes on the wrestling, women’s tennis and women’s rowing teams.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
- Organize and implement academic support programs that contribute to the educational growth of student-athletes.
- Evaluate academic records to determine progress towards degree and eligibility, complying with both institutional and NCAA requirements and reporting progress to coaches.
- Advise student-athletes in identifying educational and career interests, selecting classes and determining academic majors.
- Communicate with University advisors and athletic compliance office to maintain up-to-date records of academic major requirements and changes to degree programs.
- Assist student-athletes with test preparation, study skills and time management.
- Meet with prospective student-athletes during official and unofficial visits, arranging meetings with faculty, resident faculty leaders and other academic professionals as necessary.
- Maintain high standard of ethics and integrity related to intercollegiate athletics.
- Work and communicate effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community, particular in regard to the rights and dignity of individuals with sensitivity to problems that may arise from racial, ethnical and sexual orientation differences.
Work hours: Some nights and weekends will be required
- Master’s degree, preferably in education, social science, counseling or similar field is required
- Minimum two (2) years of experience teaching, tutoring or otherwise instructing students in a higher education environment; graduate assistant experience accepted
- Experience working academically with student-athletes at an NCAA institution preferred
- Proven success rate in academic development
- Public speaking skills
- Knowledge of higher education system, counseling and advising techniques
- Demonstrated ability to work with, motivate and organize students, both independently and in groups
- Knowledge of Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) guidelines and regulations