The Academic Coordinator oversees the daily operations and functions of the Academic Support Programs for Men's Basketball, and other assigned athletic teams and student-athletes. Assists the Assistant Athletic Director – Academic Services and the Assistant Athletic Director – Compliance and Life Skills Development to administer developmental and support programming for all student-athletes. This position will develop and maintain strong communication with supervisor, peers, internal and external constituents, coaches, administrators, faculty, and the Faculty Athletics Representative.
Work with a caseload of student-athletes one-on-one or in small groups to implement personalized learning strategies and techniques as part of an overall plan for academic success including study skill development, weekly/daily time management schedules, note taking, and critical reading support
Track the academic performance of all assigned student-athletes, which may include the collection of syllabi, weekly/daily objectives, weekly/regular meetings, study tables, and progress reports, while promoting academic responsibility.
Create and distribute missed class letters for all assigned student-athletes.
Respond to Faculty inquiries regarding student-athletes’ academic performance, attendance, and/or other concerns.
Assists with referral and support services for student-athletes with a diagnosed learning disability.
Academic Eligibility, Certification, and Reporting- 20%
Follow NCAA Bylaws, University policy, and West Coast Conference standards to monitor the academic eligibility, degree progression, and academic performance of assigned student-athletes.
Monitor and report academic performance of all assigned student-athletes.
Individual Academic Advising- 20%
Provide academic advisement and support for assigned student-athletes.
Collaborate with faculty advisors during registration to plan class schedules that align with graduation requirements and missed class predictions to best set up students for success.
Provide assistance for academic planning and major/career exploration for student-athletes.
Collaborate with campus partners in the registration of designated freshman student-athletes.
Administrative Duties- 15%
Serve as Peer Tutorial Program Coordinator which is responsible for recruiting, hiring, and training staff of peer tutors to meet the academic demands of our student-athletes. Also responsible for maintaining database of tutor appointments and tutor reports, as well as timesheet approval for student employees
Co-instruct New Athlete Orientation course during the fall semester.
Assist campus partners in the planning, registration, coordination, orientation, and monitoring of assigned student-athletes during summer programming.
Assist prospective student-athletes during recruitment, meet with prospects and/or families during campus visits, evaluate transcripts for initial eligibility or transfer eligibility, identify concerns and create action plans to resolve eligibility issues.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with student-athletes, coaches, administrators, faculty, faculty advisors, and other University departments.
Employees of Gonzaga University’s Athletic Department must comply with all NCAA rules and regulations, and acknowledge this compliance as part of an evaluation process. At all times and in all positional duties compliance with NCAA rules and regulations must be maintained. The amount of work dedicated to compliance-related tasks may vary by role and responsibility level.
For position details and application information, please follow the application link included in the posting.
Position is open until filled with application review to begin on 1/24/2023.
Professional work experience in academic advising or instruction at university level.
Demonstrated ability to motivate and work effectively with a diverse group of student-athletes and work effectively with a diverse staff.
Excellent interpersonal, organization and problem solving skills, and an ability to communicate with numerous University constituencies in an effective manner to clearly explain options and solutions.
Demonstrated ability to operate with a high level of confidentiality and discretion.
Ability to: Work in a time sensitive, team-oriented, collaborative environment with irregular hours, including nights and weekends; Problem solve, think creatively and organize; Have a sense of urgency and work well under pressure; exercise good judgement, flexibility, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
May work non-standard hours as needed
3-5 years professional work experience in academic advising or instruction at university level.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Experience with NCAA Compliance Assistant internet database.
Experience with BANNER student records system.
Familiarity with Gonzaga University catalog, academic requirements, and policies and procedures.
Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, Washington, and is a member of the West Coast Conference (WCC) and sponsors 18 NCAA Division I programs.
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission, we live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.
Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.
We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.