The academic coordinator assists with the direction and operation of the Lindenwood University Academic Success Center, helping to develop and implement strategies and policies. This role monitors study hours and computer labs, as well as assists in creating programs that support the academic and personal development of student-athletes.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Creates, implements and evaluates comprehensive academic plans for student-athletes on assigned teams
Assists with day-to-day oversight and operation of the Academic Success Center
Stays current on effective methods of intervention, communication and hands-on strategies for academic success and student development
Monitors continuing academic eligibility, maintaining working knowledge of and adherence to all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) and Lindenwood University rules and regulations
Meets regularly with designated at-risk students
Enforces Academic Success Center study hall rules and expectations for all student-athletes
Addresses issues and inquiries presented by current and prospective student-athletes, coaches, faculty and staff in a timely manner
Communication, Collaboration and Teamwork
Maintains sound documentation practices
Communicates regularly and intervenes purposefully with a diverse group of student-athletes with a range of communication styles and skill sets
Disseminates academic information to coaches and other necessary staff in a regular, timely and effective manner
Communicates regularly with faculty members regarding student-athlete success and welfare
Participates in National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) committee work and collaborates with departmental and on-campus committees
Planning, Organizing and Accountability
Maintains and organizes highly confidential academic records for teams, including attendance, grades, testing/accommodations and other essential information for academic success
Oversees the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Fosters student-athlete development by assisting with, but not limited to: Student-Athlete Welcome Back Social, production of the Student-Athlete Talent Show, Make-A-Wish fundraising, and production of The Roars awards show
Multi-tasks to prioritize and meet the diverse needs of assigned teams both in-season and out-of-season
Initiative, Problem Solving and Decision Making
Evaluates incoming student profiles to assist with creation of individualized academic success plans
Collects and analyzes data regarding student-athlete academic performance and Academic Success Center usage to regularly implement positive change
Serves as a departmental and campus-wide representative of NCAA student-athlete welfare
Supports the mission of the university and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Experience working in NCAA athletics in some capacity
Master’s degree or JD preferred
Previous full-time experience in NCAA athletic academic support services preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Working knowledge and NCAA, Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) and Lindenwood University rules regarding academic eligibility and compliance
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituents
Strong presentation skills with the ability to address large audiences
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, notably Excel
Excellent customer service skills
Highly organized and detail oriented with ability to multitask while prioritizing and managing projects
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to initiate real-time action toward resolution
Strong professional integrity with the ability to maintain strict confidentiality
Ability to use good judgment and think critically
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office setting
Business casual attire
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Regular attendance and punctuality are necessary and essential functions
Adequately mobile to traverse campus for errands, visits, meetings, etc.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to education programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.