Job Details

Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Services

Company name
Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Education

Posted on
Jan 07,2020

Valid Through
Apr 21,2020


Assistant Director of Athletic Academic Services


Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions




Macomb, IL


Jan 7, 2020


Open Until Filled


FT - Continuous


About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: January 2020

RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitor and evaluate academic performance of student-athletes at Western Illinois University. Coordinate advisement services with their designated advisors in the undergraduate colleges/schools. Monitor academic progress and eligibility requirements of student-athletes as established by University and NCAA regulations. Provide appropriate life-skills (academic, athletic, career development, personal development, and service) activities for student-athletes. Assist with transfer eligibility evaluations. Oversight of SAAC. Perform other duties as assigned.

RANK & SALARY: [Rank and salary.]. Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree. Experience in academic advising intercollegiate student-athletes. Demonstrated understanding of the eligibility requirements of student-athletes as established by University and NCAA regulations. Knowledge and understanding of initial and transfer eligibility requirements. Experience with Life-Skills and/or programming targeted at student-athlete development. Customer service skills along with the ability to relate to a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working with students with learning disabilities. Experience coordinating student-athlete programming. Experience working with SAAC.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be in hand at the time of application.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: Intercollegiate Athletics is a NCAA Division I Institution and is a charter member of The Summit League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference (FCS). For more information visit:

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus with offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) a separate statement regarding your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin immediately.

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Danielle Surprenant at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at

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