Director of Basketball Student-Athlete Development

  University, NCAA
  West Region
  Collegiate Sports Administration
  Posted/Updated: 12/26/19

Job Summary


Academic Support:

  • Assist in the day-to-day comprehensive support of Basketball Student-Athlete Development.
  • Provide proactive, intense academic support to men’s basketball student-athletes, including counseling and advising academically unprepared and at-risk student-athletes.
  • Collaborate with learning specialist regarding a caseload of high risk student-athletes in the Specialized Learning Services program.
  • Work one-on-one to develop and implement learning strategies and effective study stills within the framework of the students’ academic and athletic time demands.
  • Monitor academic performance, prepare and implement individualized plans for at-risk student athletes, and ensure student-athletes meet institutional and NCAA eligibility requirements.
  • Facilitate study hall as assigned, in collaboration with men’s basketball staff.
  • Help monitor men’s basketball student-athlete class attendance.
  • Schedule subject-specific tutor and academic mentor appointments.
  • Gather data, organize information, and prepare weekly coaches' reports for men’s basketball staff and administration.
  • Assist with registration process, certification for competition, and Academic Progress Rate (APR) data collection.
  • Evaluate prospective student-athlete transcripts and/or records.

General Administrative:

  • Assist with student-athlete development workshops and events, meet with recruits and their families on official visits, plan special events, and host honorary coaches for select games.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Counseling, Sports Administration, or related field.
  • Previous experience working with students at the collegiate level, preferably in an intercollegiate athletics environment, and must possess the ability to clearly establish, monitor, and maintain appropriate boundaries with student-athletes.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with academically challenged or at-risk students.
  • Strong organizational skills, effective interpersonal skills, problem-solving ability, time management skills, attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with computer software including: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and GradesFirst or similar database is preferred.
  • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, coaches, staff, and university administrators.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of the University.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree preferably in the field of Education, Counseling and/or Sports Administration.
  • Experience in a student-athlete advising environment working with basketball and/or football student-athletes.
  • Experience in using degree audit reports and student information systems.
  • Experience as a former student-athlete.

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