Grand Canyon University Athletics is now accepting applications for the positon of Director of Basketball Student-Athlete Development. This position will provide primary academic support, counseling, and guidance in course selection, degree requirements, career planning, and programming for men’s basketball, working collaboratively with other University Academic Support Services. This position requires consistent and open communication with coaches, administrators, support and OSAD staff, as well as a thorough understanding of NCAA and Western Athletic Conference guidelines and regulations. The position will report directly to the Senior Associate Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Development.
Assist in the day-to-day comprehensive support of Basketball Student-Athlete Development.
Provide proactive, intense academic support to men’s basketball student-athletes, including counseling and advising academically unprepared and at-risk student-athletes.
Collaborate with learning specialist regarding a caseload of high risk student-athletes in the Specialized Learning Services program.
Work one-on-one to develop and implement learning strategies and effective study stills within the framework of the students’ academic and athletic time demands.
Monitor academic performance, prepare and implement individualized plans for at-risk student athletes, and ensure student-athletes meet institutional and NCAA eligibility requirements.
Facilitate study hall as assigned, in collaboration with men’s basketball staff.
Help monitor men’s basketball student-athlete class attendance.
Schedule subject-specific tutor and academic mentor appointments.
Gather data, organize information, and prepare weekly coaches' reports for men’s basketball staff and administration.
Assist with registration process, certification for competition, and Academic Progress Rate (APR) data collection.
Evaluate prospective student-athlete transcripts and/or records.
Assist with student-athlete development workshops and events, meet with recruits and their families on official visits, plan special events, and host honorary coaches for select games.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Counseling, Sports Administration, or related field.
Previous experience working with students at the collegiate level, preferably in an intercollegiate athletics environment, and must possess the ability to clearly establish, monitor, and maintain appropriate boundaries with student-athletes.
Working knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to work with academically challenged or at-risk students.
Strong organizational skills, effective interpersonal skills, problem-solving ability, time management skills, attention to detail.
Proficiency with computer software including: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and GradesFirst or similar database is preferred.
Ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, coaches, staff, and university administrators.
Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
Master’s Degree preferably in the field of Education, Counseling and/or Sports Administration.
Experience in a student-athlete advising environment working with basketball and/or football student-athletes.
Experience in using degree audit reports and student information systems.
Experience as a former student-athlete.
Internal Number: R000024622
About Grand Canyon University
Why Grand Canyon University?
History of Grand Canyon University
More Than 65 Years of Excellence
Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, private Christian university where students find their purpose in pursuit of their dreams. GCU was founded in 1949 as Grand Canyon College in Prescott, AZ.
During its early years, Grand Canyon developed a strong reputation for quality education in teaching, nursing, health care and fine arts. After transitioning into Grand Canyon University and relocating to Phoenix, the university rapidly grew in the higher education landscape.
GCU now serves as a leading non-profit institute where students thrive academically, personally and spiritually on the university’s vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities and online through its innovative digital platform. With a $1 billion investment, GCU has been able to build new technology infrastructure, offer in-demand STEM programs, expand academic offerings and more, while committing to its mission based on a Christian worldview.
Exciting Growth & Expansion
GCU is experiencing an era of transformation and rapid growth that’s exciting not only for our students and local community, but for... our faculty and employees too! Our vibrant campus in the heart of Phoenix continues to grow with new classroom buildings, amenities and state-of-the-art facilities like GCU Stadium and Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark for game days like no other. We continue to expand our catalog of online and campus offerings in high-demand fields, impact the community with our GCU enterprises and focus on our commitment to service by revitalizing the community.
Thriving Work Environment
We welcome new talent to explore rewarding opportunities and the chance to be a part of something great. Here, you’ll join a fast-paced culture that values our Christian principles and work among teams enthusiastic about making a difference. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who share your drive, push to raise the bar and exceed expectations within an energized and innovative work setting. Whether you’re pursuing a faculty or a position at one of the enterprises, you will play an important role in our mission to elevate higher education and help GCU students find their purpose, as your find yours at GCU too.
Generous Benefits & Special Perks
Take advantage of GCU’s full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) savings plan, team-building activities, discounted event tickets, gyms in every location, financial planning services and worship events.
Working at GCU offers more than just a paycheck and generous benefits, it offers the opportunity to contribute toward the greater good and experience something greater than yourself. In addition to four weeks of paid time off within the first year, employees may take up to two additional paid days off to volunteer. Many employees choose to volunteer with GCU’s partner Habitat for Humanity and support this great cause benefitting our neighborhoods. GCU has currently renovated over 170 homes with a goal to rehabilitate 700 homes, and employees have volunteered 6,400 hours of their time.
Our commitment to education also extends to our employees and their families. We create pathways for employees to progress their career here, as well as continue their education for career advancement. Full-time employees may participate in an Education Tuition Discount Program that offers up to 100% of tuition costs for themselves and/or two family members.
We invite you to be a part of this exciting, unprecedented era of transformation! Help shape the futures of our students, university, community—and your own. Find Your Purpose at GCU. For more information, visit gcu.edu