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The Director of Athletic Academic Services reports directly to the Director of Athletics and is primarily responsible for providing overall academic support services to the APSU Athletic Department student athletes.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as an academic advisor/counselor to student-athletes in assigned sports.
Organize and implement academic services programs, particularly through weekly meetings, that closely monitor the academic progress of freshmen, transfers and at-risk student athletes.
Implement a monitoring and reporting program for assessing student-athlete course performance.
Assist and advise student-athletes each semester during the pre-registration process through monitoring and record keeping of their class schedules for graduation requirements and special athletic needs, such as travel and practice times.
Assist student-athletes in selecting and declaring an academic major.
Assist coaches in establishing and conducting sport-specific study programs and supervised study sessions for their respective athletes.
Serve as campus liaison to faculty and staff, in particular the staffs of the Admissions Office and the Office of the Registrar.
Responsible for the direct oversight and management of the Athletics Academic Advising Staff (Full Time academic advisors, interns, and study hall/tutoring monitors).
Communicate with coaches and track the admissions status, assessment and pre-registration of all new student-athletes.
Assist Director of Compliance with initial eligibility, through NCAA Clearinghouse information and with continuing eligibility status for compliance with NCAA, OVC and APSU academic standards.
Assist student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility in completing their degree at APSU.
Be responsible for academic honor and award materials: review criteria, identify candidates, prepare nomination materials and recommend nominations for submission.
Handle overall distribution, management and accounting of departmental textbook program.
Plan and implement fall orientation workshops for all entering freshman and transfer student athletes.
Assist upperclassmen in all graduation matters, e.g. career counseling, letters of recommendation, post-graduate testing, and application, etc.
Assist coaches in the recruitment process of student-athletes by sharing academic information and by meeting prospective student-athletes for campus visits.
Assist with on-campus recruitment visits of student-athletes by preliminary assessing their admissions status for APSU and academic eligibility status by NCAA standards.
Coordinate Academic Honors and Graduation receptions.
Coordinate Mentor Program.
Research, solicit, and secure grants to assist in the funding of the Athletics Academic Services unit.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- Ability to efficiently operate a personal computer and associated software (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and SungardHE Banner. - Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately. - Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information. - Ability to interact in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public. - Ability to maintain files accurately, in paper and in software programs. - Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. - Ability to effectively supervise personnel and complete all associated personnel actions in a timely and accurate manner. - Ability to demonstrate effective athletic personnel and programmatic administration, leadership and supervisory skills and strategies. - Ability to relate to student athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty and parents. - Ability to interpret and adhere toNCAARules,APSUAcademic Standards and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. - Ability to work some nights and weekends. - Ability to meet the needs of student athletes experiencing adjustment or academic difficulties. - Ability to monitor continuing eligibility and satisfactory progress of student-athletes each semester/term usingAPR,NCAAand University guidelines.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree. - Proven experience in athletic academic advising on the intercollegiate level. - A background check will be required of the successful applicant. - An official transcript and names, addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references will be required for the successful applicant.
Austin Peay State University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnic or national origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation/gender identity, religion, age, disability status, genetic information, and/or veteran status in its programs and activities. Inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies, should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Nondiscrimination@apsu.edu
Austin Peay State University, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is committed to the education of a non-racially identifiable student body.
Austin Peay State University is a comprehensive university committed to raising the educational attainment of the citizenry, developing programs and services that address regional needs, and providing collaborative opportunities ...that connect university expertise with private and public resources. Collectively, these endeavors contribute significantly to the intellectual, economic, social, physical, and cultural development of the region. APSU prepares students to be engaged and productive citizens, while recognizing that society and the marketplace require global awareness and continuous learning. This mission will be accomplished by:
Offering undergraduate, graduate, and student support programs designed to promote critical thinking, communication skills, creativity, and leadership;
Expanding access opportunities and services to traditional and nontraditional students, including the use of multiple delivery systems, flexible scheduling, and satellite locations;
Promoting equal access, diversity, an appreciation of all cultures, and respect for all persons;
Serving the military community at Fort Campbell through complete academic programs;
Providing academic services that support student persistence to graduation;
Fostering a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life; and
Developing programs (credit and noncredit), conducting
research, and providing services that contribute significantly to the quality of life, learning, and workforce development needs of the region.
APSU’s vision is to create a collaborative, integrative learning community, instilling in students habits of critical inquiry as they gain knowledge, skills, and values for life and work in a global society.