Athletics - Coordinator of Academics and Student Athlete-Services

The Department of Athletics invites applications for the position of Coordinator of Academics & Student-Athlete Services.

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning.  The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois.  With 5,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with 90 programs in five colleges, including the traditional sciences plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention, and challenge of a small private college.  Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation’s best comprehensive universities.  For additional information visit www.bradley.edu and www.bradleybraves.com

This full-time, twelve month position is responsible for providing support services for student-athletes to ensure academic success and appropriate progress toward graduation. The candidate must have the ability to work within an environment characterized by academic integrity.  Duties include: assisting with Student-Athlete Affairs (formerly CHAMPS/Life Skills); counseling students on academic matters; monitoring the academic progress of student-athletes; assisting with the evaluation and certification of student-athletes’ NCAA initial, continuing and transfer eligibility; coordinating study hall and assisting with schedule development; facilitating and recommending tutoring for students; consulting with coaches on student-athlete progress; participating in on-campus recruiting activities; special event planning; participating in summer orientation programs; other duties as assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for Academics and Student Welfare. The portfolio of the candidate may be expanded depending on qualifications. All activities and services must be conducted in accordance with NCAA, MVC and Bradley University regulations.

The Bradley student-athletes consistently rank among the MVC and NCAA leaders in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR), graduating at a 90 percent rate in the most recent rankings.  In addition, more than 80 percent of Bradley University student-athletes recorded a minimum 3.0 grade point average during at least one of the two semesters during the 2011-12 academic year. For additional information visit www.bradley.edu and www.bradleybraves.com.

A Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree preferred in student personnel, counseling, education or sports administration.  The successful candidate must possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; the ability to motivate student-athletes and work effectively with coaches, faculty and administrators; a commitment to excellence and sensitivity to cultural differences.  Candidate must also be available and willing to work evenings and weekends. Experience in academic advising, athletic eligibility, study skills, and time management within an intercollegiate athletic setting is preferred.  Proficiency with computer applications, general office software and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations are also required.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and complete contact information for a minimum of three professional references with telephone numbers electronically to dschick@bradley.edu. Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Anticipated start date is July 1, 2013.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.