Academic Coordinator

Illinois State University

Normal, IL

ID: 7081318
Posted: July 19, 2021
Application Deadline: July 26, 2021

Job Description

Redbird Athletics has 3 positions open for academic coordinators. 2 positions work with Olympic sports and 1 works with our Football team.

General Summary
This position is responsible for enhancing and advancing the academic development and overall life skills of student-athletes representing their assigned sport(s). The Academic and Life Skills unit services 19 sports which equates to 450 student-athletes. This position collaborates regularly with department and campus entities, particularly the student-athletes' academic advisors and coaches while developing short- and long-term planning with their assigned student-athletes. It is expected that this position will regularly research new and innovative ways to enhance and contribute to the development of academic skills, transferrable life skills and holistic growth of the individual. This position will regularly operate in ambiguous situations with limited direction. As such, it is important to embody the vision, mission, and philosophy of Illinois State University, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and of the unit in combination with past experience and training to make effective and appropriate decisions that impact the development of student-athletes and their achievements. This position may be required to travel with their assigned team(s) on road trips for competitions and be accessible to the student-athletes, coaches and administrators during non-traditional working hours.

Required Qualifications
1. Master's degree in Psychology, Sport Management, Counseling, Education, or a related field.
2. Two (2) years of full-time or part-time equivalent professional level experience in Counseling, Education, Student-Athlete Development, or related field. A graduate assistantship could be used to count toward the two years of experience required.
3. Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association) Division I and Missouri Valley Conference rules and regulations.
4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with projects/programs that successfully impact student athletes
5. Demonstrated ability to successfully advance academically at-risk student-athletes.
6. Demonstrated understanding of the lives and challenges of student-athletes.
7. Demonstrated experience and success working with diverse student populations.
8. Demonstrated organizational skills, time management skills, communication skills and supervisory skills.
9. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with campus faculty, administrators, staff, and coaches
10. Valid driver's license.

Work Hours
Work hours are typically 8:00am - 4:30pm but may vary due to team schedule and student athlete availability.

Functional Expectations
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Remain at a workstation for extended periods
2. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day-to-day work.
3. Effectively communicate on a daily basis.

Proposed Starting Date
August 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate
Pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience, combined with an excellent benefits package


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