The University at Buffalo Division of Athletics invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Affairs. Reporting to the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Athletic and Academic Performance, the Assistant Athletic Director will oversee all aspects of athlete academic advising, learning development, strategic initiatives designed to enhance the student-athlete academic experience, and oversee the academic advisement activities for the football program.
The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence, student success, assessment of student learning, continuous quality improvement, and innovation. In addition, a commitment to effective communication, integrity, transparency, and a culture of collaboration is an important expectation for this position.
UB Athletics is committed to hiring and developing staff in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our student-athletes and staff. The Bulls compete at the NCAA D1 – FBS level in the Mid-American Conference. UB sponsors 16 varsity sports programs. During the last five years, UB has won 12 MAC Regular Season and Tournament Championships, participated in 10 NCAA Tournament Championships, and recorded a student-athlete GPA above 3.0.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide leadership to the office of Athlete Academic Services. Duties include planning, budgeting and policy-making, and supervision of athlete academic advisors and support staff.
- Oversee all areas of Athlete Academic Services to ensure the academic growth, success, retention, and graduation of all student-athletes.
- Actively oversee the academic development and success of student-athletes and coordinate for the academic success for the football program.
- Collaborate with campus advising and academic support department’s resources to effectively utilize University resources for student-athletes.
- Communicate regularly with coaches and athletics administration.
- Monitor, assess, and report the GPA for each sports programs’ student-athletes, and monitor APR and GSR for all sports programs.
- Establish and maintain relationships with the University’s, college and school program advisors, faculty, and administrative staff.
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 51st 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. With an aggressive plan in UB 2020, the entire university, including the Department of Athletics has immeasurable potential.
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Bachelor’s Degree required. Minimum of three years in an advising/counseling position in higher education required. Experience in working with undergraduates and intercollegiate student athletes and some knowledge of NCAA regulations required. Database and work processing skills, strong communication and organizational skills mandatory. A Master’s degree may be substituted for two years of required experience. Experience with a degree audit reporting system; including degree encoding, program development and operations helpful.
Master’s Degree or equivalent preferred.