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Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development - Athletics at West Virginia University

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Morgantown, West Virginia

Job Description:

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