The Athletic Studies Director directs and supervises the academic and career development services for all NCAA Division I student-athletes at Indiana State University.
Oversee all aspects of the athletic support program for student-athletes including managing the budget comprised of current operating and NCAA grant funds, assure program compliance with NCAA and MVC regulations. Collect data and compile reports to be submitted to the university, MVC, and NCAA. Prepare NCAA eligibility certification reports on all student-athletes for NCAA and Missouri Valley Conference eligibility. Work closely with Athletics Administration in preparing reports required by the NCAA and the Missouri Valley Conference and work with the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and individual coaches to monitor academic eligibility and degree completion issues for student-athletes. Collaborate with all Colleges and departments concerning advising and degree completion. Consult with instructors to determine and help resolve academic problems for student athletes. Educate University personnel concerning student-athlete issues, NCAA policy, compliance, and eligibility. Ensure appropriate resources and intervention methods are executed to promote academic success for all student-athletes. Oversee the Student Athlete Support Services. Advise and monitor academic progress for all student-athletes to ensure retention, graduation, MVC eligibility, and NCAA eligibility. Evaluate all potential transfer student-athlete transcripts to determining progress towards degree and eligibility. Develop curriculum for and instruct freshmen student-athlete seminar/UNIV 101. Coordinate and monitor all aspects of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program. Works with student athletes to assure NCAA rule and regulation compliance. Represent the Athletic Department concerning academic services on assigned intra-university committees. Meet with recruits, coaches, athletic administration, and high schools to provide information regarding departmental services and initial eligibility requirements. Rules Compliance is a central element in personnel matters for employees within the Department of Athletics and for those employees outside the Department of Athletics who are involved in NCAA rules compliance activities. These individuals must comply with all NCAA rules on compliance and will be evaluated on that basis. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Master’s Degree (preferably in Education, Sports Administration, Sport Management, Psychology, Counseling, or related field);
Experience: 5-6 Years; A minimum of five years of experience providing academic support services directly to student-athletes at a NCAA Division I institution; and demonstrated ability to effectively manage a diverse population of students as well as a diverse population of coaches and administrative staff.
All employees and staff members at ISU are bound by all NCAA, Missouri Valley Conference and institutional rules and regulations pertaining to intercollegiate athletics and must conduct themselves accordingly. For more complete information on the duties and obligations of ISU employees and staff in this regard, employees and staff should contact the Compliance Office in the ISU Athletics Department.