Quinnipiac University

Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support

2 weeks ago
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Quinnipiac University is accepting applications for the full-time position of Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Support to support student-athletes for assigned sports currently men's and women's basketball in balancing their academic and athletic responsibilities. This is a 12 month position and will report to the Associate Athletic Director for Academic Support. 


The University is a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Hockey League (ECAC), the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), the Big East Conference and is an NCAA Division I member sponsoring 21 varsity sports.


About Quinnipiac University:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,784 full-time undergraduate and 2,884 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu




  • Adhere to the highest standards of academic integrity and work in compliance with all University, NCAA, MAAC Conference, ECAC Conference and Big East Conference rules and regulations.
  • Provide academic counseling and support to student-athletes for assigned sports (currently men's and women's basketball) to ensure the student-athletes make appropriate progress towards graduation as well as all academic matters related to University, conference and NCAA eligibility requirements
  • Work with students in preparing academic plans and course schedules each semester
  • Assist student-athletes in time management and study skills strategies
  • Serve as an advocate for student-athletes and as a liaison for academic issues with coaches, faculty, academic administrators and the Learning Commons
  • Monitor team study hall on campus and on road trips as necessary
  • Work with coaching staff to evaluate the eligibility of prospective incoming and transfer student-athletes
  • Participate in on-campus recruiting activities with prospective student-athletes and their families
  • Serve as co-advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Attend NCAA Regional Rules Seminar and/or participate in professional development opportunities on an annual basis
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in academic support, preferably at a NCAA Division I institution
  • Working knowledge of NCAA academic, transfer and Academic Progress Rate rules preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong organizational skills
  • Duty to interact professionally within the department, the campus and the national community

This position requires the ability to work nights and weekends as required.


Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States.  Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.



Applications must be submitted online only, and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in, and qualifications for, this position. Contact information for three professional references must be submitted on the application form.


Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled.


Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who would enhance that diversity.


Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Code:  2017-2300



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