The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, at the University of Illinois Chicago Campus, invites applications for the position of Director, Academic Services & Student Development.
This position provides strategic leadership in implementing and administering a comprehensive whole person development and leadership curriculum for student athletes. This includes assessing student's goals, interests and experiences to provide advising, resources, events and programs. Oversees eligibility, academic progress review activities and manage the Port Academic Center.
Job Responsibilities (Essential Duties)
Academic Services and Student Development
Manage the admissions process for all international student athletes, international student- athlete documentations and all international student-athlete programming.
Serve as departmental liaison and contact person to admissions, student affairs and academic affairs departments to provide information and resolve issues and problems. Serve as liaison between students and faculty.
Facilitate events and proper programming with other campus departments or resource departments.
Monitor academic and student-athlete development requirements set forth by the NCAA.
Produce and submit required NCAA information and reports on academics, community service, career development and documentation of personal development educational efforts.
Identify programming partnership opportunities and participate in the development of reports that will support expanded growth for student development initiatives.
Oversee academic center staff and interns.
Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met.
Hire, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience
A Master's degree in education, liberal arts, sport management or a related field required.
A minimum of 3 years work experience at a NCAA Division I institution in academics or student-athlete development.
Experience and direct knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required. Demonstrated ability to develop and conduct presentations to various audiences. Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrated proficiencies in information technology.
For fullest consideration, applicants must apply and submit a cover letter, CV or resume and names of three references no later than February 24, 2020.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.