South Carolina State University is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Student-Athlete Support Services. This is a full-time, 12-month position with flexible work hours that adapt to the needs of the assigned student-athletes.
The successful candidate will administer and monitor a comprehensive academic support system for all assigned student-athletes to ensure compliance with NCAA, MEAC, and South Carolina State University rules, policies, and regulations. The candidate will work with student-athletes of assigned sports. Duties include, but not limited to, monitoring progress towards degree and eligibility for assigned student-athletes; serving as a liaison with academic offices, support services, and faculty; gathering data and preparing academic reports; coordinating and evaluating registration; assisting with major and course selection; assisting with class monitoring; assisting with compiling information for the submission of NCAA waivers and appeals; supervising a study hall/computer lab area for student-athletes; preparing weekly study hall and academic reports and presenting them to assigned coaching staffs; and presenting academic information at on-campus recruiting events as requested.
This position will assist with the planning and execution of athletic events as well as miscellaneous other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications for the position are:Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and at least three years of experience in academic advising, counseling, and tutoring college student-athletes. Review will include those applicants with a bachelor’s degree and verifiable recent experience in academic support activities for student-athletes. Skilled application of the Microsoft Office Suite of products, with emphasis on Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access. Banner software experience is a plus. • Communication skills, both written and oral, are critical. • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and deadline conscious. • Must be able exercise patience when working with student-athletes, coaches and other campus staff. • Must be willing to adjust to changing work schedules and a fast-paced environment as needed. • Must be able to communicate and work well with senior and support staff across campus including, but not limited to, Athletics, Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Registrar, and Student Affairs.
Located in Orangeburg, S.C., SC State was founded as a land grant college with a mission of providing education and service to the citizens of the state. SCSU currently sponsors 14 sports (8 women's sports; 6 men's sports) and has been home to generations of scholars and leaders in business, military service, government, education, medicine, science, engineering technology and more. This HBCU is one of the founding members of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and has won numerous championships in several sports. The University currently has an enrollment of about 2,500 students and is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate, master’s educational specialist and doctoral degree programs. SC State, through instruction, research, technology and service, continues to contribute to economic development, enhance the quality of life of citizens, and prepares highly skilled, competent and socially aware graduates (30,000) to meet life’s challenges and demands and enables them to work and live productively in a dynamic, global society.