University of Illinois Chicago Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Location: Chicago , Illinois
Required Education: Masters
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 168153
The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) is a Top 25 public university nationally and a Top 10 ‘best value’ university. A Carnegie R1 research institution, UIC features 16 top-ranked colleges, 100 degree programs, and an 18:1 faculty:student ratio. UIC is home to more than 34,000 students and boasts 300,000 living alumni. One of the nation’s most diverse campuses and Chicago’s largest university, UIC is located just a mile from the famed Chicago Loop. UIC is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for its students and fostering a sense of belonging.
UIC Flames Athletics is a NCAA Division I athletic program, sponsoring 300 student-athletes across 18 varsity sports. UIC will become the 12th member of the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) beginning with the 2022-23 academic year.
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.
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 programing 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.
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.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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About University of Illinois Chicago Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
University of Illinois Chicago
As a top research institute, a leading healthcare provider, and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country UIC is paving the way for how modern, urban, global public education should work. We are, and have been since our earliest days, dedicated to opening doors and clearing hurdles to provide an outstanding education to bright and ambitious students, no matter what. This mission is amplified through our five-year, $750 million IGNITE Campaign that will redefine the model for student success, cultivate and empower faculty leaders, drive life-changing discovery and strengthen connections to communities.
UIC Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
UIC’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is a nationally competitive Division I program serving nearly 300 student athletes in 18 sports, which have won numerous conference championships and awards for both academic excellence and community engagement. The aim of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is to project the University’s image as a national competitor in athletics while enriching the lives of student-athletes by providing opportunities for ph...ysical, intellectual, and social growth. As a Division I athletic program in a major city with highly competitive programs, UIC’s athletic mission is to attract top notch student-athletes reflecting the rich tradition of our students’ competitive work ethic and the campus’ ethnic and gender diversity. The Department’s goal is to win conference championships regularly and to be nationally competitive in men’s and women’s sports each year while demonstrating high standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct. The University provides student-athletes with academic assistance to enhance opportunities for graduation, creates an enthusiastic arena in which student-athletes compete and showcase UIC’s winning team through effective media coverage.