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Assistant Athletic Director for Academics and Student-Athlete Development
Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Department: Athletics - Intercollegiate
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Nov 3, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission , serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.
APPOINTMENT: December 2021
RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor and evaluate the academic performance of all student-athletes at Western Illinois University, including correspondence with faculty & staff through progress reports. Provide access to professional and ethical counseling and advising for student-athletes. Oversee tutoring services for student-athletes using available campus resources. Meet with "at-risk" student-athletes on a regularly scheduled basis to ensure that satisfactory academic progress is maintained. Lead the department's student-athlete programming efforts on personal, career, and leadership development, and community service. Manage academic services staff, including assistant director and graduate assistants. Maintain regular communication with student-athletes, coaches, faculty, staff, and administrators on class schedules, academic progress, and other related items. Monitor and evaluate transfer eligibility. Coordinate with compliance, registrar, faculty athletics representative, and other campus units in monitoring and evaluating student-athlete academic eligibility. Assist in completion of various NCAA reports, e.g. APR, GSR. Assist with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
RANK & SALARY: Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree. Experience in academic advising intercollegiate student-athletes. Demonstrated experience of the initial and transfer eligibility requirements of student-athletes as established by NCAA regulations. Experience with Life-Skills and/or programming targeted at student-athlete development. Strong written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to relate to a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior supervisory experience. Prior experience working with Division I student-athletes on academic matters. Experience with NCAA academic reports. Experience in working with students with learning disabilities.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.
THE DEPARTMENT: Intercollegiate Athletics is a NCAA Division I Institution and is a charter member of The Summit League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference (FCS). For more information visit: http://www.goleathernecks.com.
THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. The University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.
WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.
WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).
WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
APPLICATION: Complete applications include:
1) a letter of application
2) current curriculum vita or resume
3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.
Screening will begin immediately and continue until filled.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Danielle Surprenant at email@example.com.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Human Resources at (309)298-1971 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=138955&CNTRNO=13&TSTMP=0
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