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Director of Academic Support Services for Athletics
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Aug. 6, 2020
Title Director of Academic Support Services for Athletics
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Student Services
    Athletics and Recreation Services

Director of Academic Support Services for Athletics

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Director of Academic Support Services for Athletics position within the Student Achievement department of Academic Affairs.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


Reporting to the Associate Vice Provost for Student Achievement, this position will work directly with the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Welfare and Development and is responsible for all activities associated with student-athlete academic services, which includes supervising academic advising/counseling processes of all student-athletes, overseeing academic progress rate (APR) and graduation success rate (GSR) data collection and entry, managing departmental budget as well as athletics allocated summer school budget, organize and conduct recruiting visits for prospective student-athletes, supervising all aspects of the admission and orientation processes for incoming student-athletes and assisting in the request and management of resources available through the NCAA Student Assistance and Academic Enhancement Funds. This position will supervise direct reports focused on academic services and collaborate effective with campus partners and coaching staff.


1. Student-Athlete Advising and Counseling: Direct day-to-day academic counseling responsibilities for athletic programs including course scheduling, academic progress monitoring, individual academic counseling and NCAA certification/continuing eligibility. Meet regularly with coaching staff on matters pertaining to student-athlete success.

2. Student-Athlete Admission and Orientation: Working directly with the office of admission, oversee the admissions process for student athletes. Create and operate a student-athlete summer bridge orientation program that will complement the University of St. Thomas freshman transition process.

3. Prospective Student-Athlete Recruiting: Meet with prospective student-athletes (PSA) during official and unofficial visits. Create programming specific to each PSA and present information related to the University of St. Thomas’ academic programs, procedures and resources.

4. APR and GSR Data Collection and Tracking: Develop a process during division one transition that allows the maintenance of thorough records of student athlete progress toward degree, attrition information and expected graduation dates in order to project, track, and report on APR and GSR Data.

5. Employee and Departmental Supervision: Manage academic staff and students charged with supporting the academic success of student-athletes and create professional development curriculum for the academic services department.

6. Budget and Fund Management: Prepare and monitor the budget of the academic services for athletics department. In addition, manage the student assistance and academic enhancement fund to ensure spending is appropriately maintained and utilized to assist the academic progress of student-athletes.

7. Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Five years of program administration experience and/or academic counseling, or related experience at the University level
Must be available to work evenings and weekends
Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a relevant field


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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