Assistant Director, Academic and Support Services for Student-Athletes
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Type: Full Time
Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of approximately 3,200 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review's Best 387 Colleges and is recognized as a top U.S. university in rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.
SmartAsset ranked Louisville among the top 25 U.S. cities for best work-life balance, while workplace insights platform kununu.com named Louisville one of the top five U.S. cities for happy employees. Glassdoor recently recognized Louisville as one of the top 15 cities for jobs, based on hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction. ZipRecruiter calls Louisville a top 10 city for job seekers, thanks in part to its central location and low unemployment. Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.
Deeply embedded in the heart of Louisville, Bellarmine is an engaged partner expanding learning opportunities, enhancing career networks and economic growth, and advancing equity and quality of life for its neighboring communities. By connecting the campus, the community, and the curriculum through engaged scholarship and action, we enhance social and civic engagement, including faculty, staff, and student-led, asset-based initiatives.
Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.
Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.
The department of Academic and Support Services for Student-Athletes is seeking to hire an Assistant Director that provides academic support and guidance for student-athletes to create academic and co-curricular plans, connects students with resources and opportunities, and provides ongoing support throughout the student's academic career. The Assistant Director serves as a central point of contact for assigned students and works intentionally and strategically with campus partners, as orchestrated carefully by the Director.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with student-athletes individually to create curricular and co-curricular plans for timely graduations and long-term success.
Meet/consult with students one-on-one, in small groups, electronically, or via phone.
Present students with options for effective support/resources and for enhancing their academic program with co-curricular.
Refer students to other campus resources.
Respond to alerts, messages, and requests from various systems/partners (e.g., from FIRE, care team, sports medicine, academic updates from faculty, etc.)
Promote a culture of inclusion, working effectively within a culture of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations.
Abide by and comply with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Conference rules, academic standards, requirements, and policies of the Department of Athletics and University.
Records and Data Management
Track student-athletes' academic performance (academic good standing/eligibility, graduation track, individual and team GPAs) and provide reports.
Request updates from faculty with an academic updates technology system, act on information and provide reports.
Collaborate with SSC leadership, utilizing the SSC data collection system (currently Redrock) for study hours and academic updates.
Maintained appointment and walk-in availability in online systems.
Record information about student appointments, conversations, and referrals.
Maintain appropriate confidentiality per established policies.
Coordinate with Campus Partners
Work with Athletic Department, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs to ensure student-athlete success.
Manage Return To Learn process for student-athletes (after a concussion or other significant injury/illness)
Stay updated on all changes to degree programs to advise all majors effectively.
Establish programmatic initiatives for student-athletes.
Coordinate with other support/service units.
As needed, participate in recruitment, enrollment, academic affairs, orientation, and other campus-wide events.
Master's Degree from a four-year college or university
One to two years of related work experience
Willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community
Demonstrated ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations effectively
Strong attention to detail
Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.
Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
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