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University of Idaho
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Posted: 09/1/2022
Associate Director of Student Athlete Support Services

University of Idaho


Associate Director of Student Athlete Support Services


Location: Moscow


Division/College: Enrollment Management


Employee Category: Exempt


Pay Range: $68,000 per year or higher depending on education and experience


FTE: 1


Full/Part Time: Full Time


Position Summary:


The Associate Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) reports to the Executive Director for Student Success Initiatives. SASS is an integral part of student-athlete retention and graduation efforts. This position is responsible for the overall leadership and oversight for all functional areas of the SASS program at the University of Idaho. The associate director provides leadership in implementing best practices and seeking innovative approaches for student-athlete academic support and academic advising, while cultivating the intellectual and career interests of the student-athletes served. The associate director spearheads the successful development and application of department policies and procedures to ensure compliance with NCAA, conference, and University rules and regulations. This applies to policies and procedures as they pertain to student-athlete academic progress toward degree. The associate director is responsible for hiring, training, supervising and evaluating professional staff and graduate assistants; budget planning and management; annual report preparations; collaboration with other Academic Support Programs (ASP) units, the Associate Athletic Director of NCAA Compliance, and campus partners to provide excellent service to student-athletes; guiding the development and implementation of the University/unit vision and goals; and coordinating data collection for program assessment and evaluation. The incumbent will be a member of the Athletics leadership team, to provide updates and coordinate with coaching and other Athletics staff regarding student-athlete academic success.


Minimum Qualifications:


• Master’s degree in education, counseling, sport administration, or other related field.


• Two years’ experience with the administration of NCAA Division I rules and regulations associated with academic eligibility and certification.

• Two years’ experience with the administration of student-athlete academic support services.

• One year of experience effectively supervising employee(s).

• Demonstrated experience executing the day-to-day operations of providing high-quality academic support for student-athletes.

• Demonstrated experience maintaining computerized student-athlete records.

• Demonstrated experience collaborating and working effectively with student-athletes, coaches, campus partners, and university administration.


Preferred Qualifications:




• Doctoral degree in counseling, education, sport administration, or other related area.




• Experience with coordinating and directing learning assistance programs for student-athletes at risk of academic failure and student-athletes with diagnosed learning disabilities.

• Experience with academic advising for undergraduate students.

• Teaching experience in higher education.

• Experience developing technical written materials such as policies, manuals or rules/regulations

• Work experience that demonstrates strong time management, excellent written and verbal communication, and strong organizational skills.




• Understanding of NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR) reporting.

• Working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations related to transfer student-athletes.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse educational, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

• Demonstrated genuine concern and interest for the welfare of student-athletes.

• Familiarity with academic assessment tools, current research, and learning strategies.


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:


Required Licensures, Certifications or other


• Must be eligible for and maintain membership membership in N4A

• Willingness and availability to travel with teams and to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Posting Number: SP003560P


Posting Date: 08/26/2022


Closing Date:


Open Until Filled: Yes


Special Instructions:


This position is open until filled, however, applications received on or before September 14, 2022 will receive first consideration.


Posting will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.



Please use your letter of qualification to explain in detail how your work experience, skills, and abilities meet both the required and preferred qualifications as listed in the position description. Your letter of qualification will be used to demonstrate your communication and writing skills to determine your ranking among the other applicants for this position.


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Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.


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EEO Statement


University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.