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Director of Basketball Academic Success

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:


Position Details



Position Information




Working Title
Director of Basketball Academic Success




Position Number
3094




Posting Number
F2076




Position Type
Administrative and Professional Faculty




Position Status
Full Time




College/Division
Intercollegiate Athletics




Department
300030 - Student Athlete Services




Pay Rate
Commensurate with Experience




Specify Range or Amount





Is this a JMU only position?
No




Is this a grant-funded position?
No




Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position?
No







Position Summary Information




About James Madison University

Mission

We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

Vision

To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are

Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.




General Information
James Madison University, a Division I Member of the NCAA and Sun Belt conference, is seeking an Director of Basketball Academic Success working with Basketball student athletes. The position is a full-time, 12-month position with a full comprehensive benefits package. The anticipated start date is upon first availability.




Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide oversight of academic success for the Men's and Women's Basketball program
  • Monitor study hall for the basketball programs including travel to conduct during road trip
  • Lead the academic mentoring program for the basketball programs to increase academic success
  • Responsible for summer academic programing for basketball to meet NCAA requirements.
  • Aiding with Dukes LEAD workshops and seminars, career development initiatives, SAAC and community service for the basketball programs
  • Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Leadership in establishing and implementing the professional/personal/leadership development programming and activities/events specific for the basketball program
  • The employee provides academic advising to assigned teams in compliance with university and NCAA guidelines and in partnership with university major advisors. Ensures students are in the correct classes towards major and meeting percentage.
  • Monitor academic progress of assigned teams. Provide reports on the academic status of assigned teams to Head Coaches of assigned teams and the Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services in regularly established meetings attended by the aforementioned individuals.
  • Monitor NCAA progress toward the degree and continuing academic eligibility for all assigned student-athletes. Maintain current and accurate knowledge of all JMU degrees, majors, minors and pre-professional programs and how they affect continuing academic eligibility for student-athletes.
  • Maintain compliance with all relevant institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Maintain compliance with all applicable rules/laws relative to student privacy and FERPA.
  • Serves as a main point of contact for students and provides information about educational options and academic requirements; assists with identifying and assessing interests, skills, and values to match appropriate field of study/career options, and refers students to appropriate institutional resources








    Qualifications
    Required:

    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Experience advising collegiate student athletes
    • Proven experience working with diverse populations
    • Previous work experience in higher education
    • Previous experience working at a Division I institution
    • Knowledge of NCAA eligibility rules and progress towards degree completion requirements

      Preferred:

      • Master's Degree
      • Previous experience working with at-risk individuals
      • Previous advising experience working with basketball collegiate student athletes





        Conditions of Employment
        Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

        E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.







        Posting Detail Information




        Posting Date
        12/08/2022




        Beginning Review Date
        12/22/2022




        Closing Date





        Open Until Filled
        Yes




        Proposed Starting Date





        EEO Statement
        James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

        We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

        Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.




        Reasonable Accommodation Request
        If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or . You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.




        Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report
        Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

        The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

        The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

        The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

        You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.




        Minimum Reference(s) Required
        3




        Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
        https://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/13551




        Additional Posting Information
        JMU's Dual Career and Community Resources Program is available for candidates that will be relocating to the area. For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2OTF1NG.






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