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.
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
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