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Director of Academic Development, Football (5173U) - Intercollegiate Athletics 69925
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Jun. 7, 2024
Title Director of Academic Development, Football (5173U) - Intercollegiate Athletics 69925
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Athletics

Director of Academic Development, Football (5173U) - Intercollegiate Athletics 69925

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit

Departmental Overview

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 200 staff members and coaches and sponsors 29 varsity sports programs. These 29 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Director of Academic Development for our Men's Basketball Team. This is a contract position, not a temporary position. The original contract term will be one year, but will be up for renewal based upon performance.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 18, 2024


This position will serve as a learning specialist for the academic development and success of our football student-athletes. She/he/they will provide general oversight, support and direction of the academic preparation and performance of all team members and will collaborate with the ASC Director, Football Academic Advisor and Learning Specialists from the Athletic Study Center who provide advising services to the football program.

  • Oversees and provides necessary support to the football team, such as progress towards degree monitoring, tutorial services, study hall, exam preparation, writing skills, etc.
  • Collaborates with Academic Advisor on course selection, and the determination of a designated major, based upon each student's academic goals, strengths and weaknesses. Reviews alternative academic options, scheduling conflict resolution, and miscellaneous academic related issues.
  • Serves as liaison between Student Services staff on development and delivery of career development and life skills programming.
  • Identifies individual student needs for appropriate programs and services and develops services to enhance study skills, such as reading, writing, test and note taking.
  • Collaborates with appropriate mental health service providers (Sports Medicine and Tang Center) to develop and deliver performance lifestyle and other programming to student-athletes, pertinent to their academic success.
  • Communicates and works with football coaching staff to keep them informed and involved with the academic and degree progress of their student-athletes. Advises and updates coaches regarding any concerns of truancy, misconduct, or lack of motivation of any football student-athletes. Recommends solutions and interventions as necessary.

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated current knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, particularly those related to academic support and integrity.
  • Knowledge of learning theory and its practical application in competitive settings.
  • Knowledge of teaching and learning techniques and strategies.
  • Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
  • Skills in judgment and decision-making, problem solving.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including active listening.
  • Ability to multi-task.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a related field.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.

Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.

The budgeted salary range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $115,000 - $125,000.

  • This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), 1 year contract position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
  • This position is exempt and paid monthly.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Referral Source info

This job is part of the Employee Referral Program. If a UC Berkeley employee is referring you, please ensure you select the Referral Source of "UCB Employee". Then enter the employee's Name and Berkeley email address in the Specific Referral Source field. Please enter only one name and email.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.

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