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Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jun. 13, 2022
Title Assistant Director for Academic Affairs
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Intercollegiate Athletics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Academic Affairs

Position Summary
The incumbent will oversee academic support for football student-athletes in conjunction with the Associate Athletic Director for Academic Affairs, in addition to being the primary advisor for an Olympic Sport. The Assistant Director will serve as an integral member of the Athlete Academic Affairs team to advocate for and support student-athletes towards graduation and beyond. The incumbent will monitor assigned student-athletes’ academic progress with regards to University and NCAA academic eligibility requirements and participate in recruiting activities. Duties include organizing and implementing academic programs that contribute to the educational and personal growth of supervised student-athletes.

Job Description
Provide academic support for assigned student athletes, including personal and career development assistance. Refer students to offices for specialized services when appropriate. Work with coaches and other University constituents to facilitate success of assigned student athletes. Assist in determining NCAA eligibility for continued enrollment and/or for competition.
Organize and implement specific academic programs to assist student-athletes in meeting their educational goals. Duties include development of individualized academic plans, including weekly one-on-one meetings, tutoring, APS and study table.
Design and implement academic strategies to teach study and learning skills, time management and organization skills, and goal setting.
Communicate regularly with coaches and staff through daily and weekly reporting.
Assist Athlete Academic Affairs team with new student-athlete orientation, learning development center support, summer bridge programming, and all other duties that are encompassed with supporting the entire Athlete Academic Affairs team.
Maintains knowledge of all NCAA and University rules concerning academic standing and eligibility requirements and works closely with Office of Athletic Compliance. Reports academic performance results of assigned student athletes and teams to the Associate Athletic Director for Academic Affairs and coaches upon completion of each semester.
Additional duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Academic Affairs.

The University at Buffalo is the largest university in the state system of New York. This flagship institution has more than 230,000 alumni world-wide and is an AAU member. Ranked 38th among all public universities in the United States, UB professional schools such as Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Business, Pharmacy and Engineering are ranked in the top 100. The State University of New York at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University at Buffalo offers world-class benefits that exceed salary alone, such as health and retirement plans.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree, professional experience advising in Division I Athletics. Demonstrates strong verbal and written communications skills, with diverse population including student-athletes, coaches, faculty, and university partners. Ability to work nights and weekends.
Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree, preferably in higher education or sport management, or counseling. Two years of experience advising football student-athletes in Division I FBS. Knowledge of NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics. Demonstrated experience working with academically under prepared student athletes.

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