The Athletics Academic Services Graduate Assistant (AASGA) is responsible to the Associate Athletic Director – Compliance and Student Services for all duties associated with the planning and implementing of the Athletic Department’s academic success strategies in accordance with Northern Kentucky University (NKU), Horizon League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines. The AASGA is responsible for assisting with the day to day operations of the academic services area, including but not limited to: advising student-athletes on class schedules; assisting student-athletes with major exploration; meeting with student-athletes one-on-one to assist with time management skills and track academic progress; mentoring student-athletes; monitoring the academic progress and NCAA eligibility of student-athletes; supervising study hall; assisting with recruiting; preparing reports for advisors and compliance; supporting student-athletes on a path toward graduation.
• Assist student-athletes with academic schedules
• Prepare academic reports for athletics academic advisors and the compliance office
• Monitor academic progress of student-athletes
• Supervise study hall and academic lab
• Assist in organization of programming for academically at-risk student-athletes
• Assist with academic recognition events
• Organize special projects such as major exploration sessions, online course sessions, athletics mentoring program, etc.
• Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Must be accepted into an NKU graduate program and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better. Individuals accepted into an Accelerated Online graduate program are not eligible for a graduate assistant position. Position is under contract for one academic year with option for renewal. Desire to obtain full-time employment in the athletic academic services profession preferred.
Desired Qualifications: Preferred qualifications include: experience in a Division I athletic department; tutoring experience; experience effectively using Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel and Zoom programs.
1. Good organizational skills 2. Good communication skills 3. Good interpersonal skills 4. Be flexible 5. Use tact 6. Maintain confidentiality 7. Be motivated 8. Use integrity 9. Be professional 10. Be loyal 11. Use fairness and equitable treatment of others 12. Promptness and attendance
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Additional Salary Information: $13.08/hr; tuition up to 9 credits per semester
About Northern Kentucky University
Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of approximately 15,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky, just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati, NKU has become a leader in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students’ names. In fall 2018, we celebrated the construction and opening of the $105 million Health Innovation Center (HIC), home of NKU’s College of Health Professionals and the Institute for Health Innovation. St. Elizabeth Healthcare invested $8 million to construct and equip the two-story Simulation Center. In 2008, we opened the BB&T Arena, a $60 million, 9,400-seat arena for basketball games and other events, as well as our $37 million, 144,000-square-foot student union building.
The 2016-17 academic year marked the first season NKU was eligible for participation in NCAA Championships after reclassifying to Division I. The Norse qualified for th...e NCAA Women's Soccer Championship and NCAA Men's Basketball Championship in 2016-17. The Men's Basketball team won the 2017-18 regular season Horizon League Championship and participated in the post-season NIT. The Men's Basketball team won the 2018-19 regular season Horizon League Championship and participated in the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.