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Assistant Director of SAASS

Academic Advising / Support, Other, Student Affairs / Services


Assistant Director of SAASS

  • 521052
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Student - Athlete Acad Supp Serv
  • Academic Advising / Support
  • Other
  • Student Affairs / Services
  • Administrative & Professional
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Student Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS), the Assistant Director will work with colleagues in SAASS to provide academic support for assigned student-athletes. The Assistant Director will monitor assigned student-athletes' academic progress with regards to University and NCAA academic eligibility requirements and participate in recruiting activities. The Assistant Director will also provide general support for Student Athlete Academic Support Services, including additional program oversight as assigned.

Core Responsibilities
Advising Student Athletes:
Provide academic advising for assigned student-athletes, including personal and career development assistance.
Refer students to offices for specialized services when appropriate.
Work with coaches, academic advisors, and other University constituents to facilitate the success of assigned student-athletes.
Assist in determining NCAA eligibility for continued enrollment and/or for competition.
Collaborate with Departmental Academic course Advisors to insure that all courses will count towards degree and eligibility to compete.
Monitor assigned student athletes academic performance, including: class schedules of assigned student athletes, including resolving any problems or conflicts; monitor study hall, including evening hours; contribute data for grade reports; engage in regular contact with faculty of student athletes.
Provide accurate and timely information to SAASS senior management and coaching staff on matters pertaining to assigned student-athletes.

Recruiting Student Athletes:
Assist in the recruiting process for student-athletes as requested, including weekends.
Includes arranging meetings with Department Heads, Faculty Advisors for recruits in assigned sports; assisting with presentations regarding SAASS to recruits and families during recruiting visits; and establishing contact with incoming freshman and transfer student-athletes prior to and throughout orientation.

Performing Other Duties:
Assist with the academic awards & recognition process for student athletes.
Monitors, assesses and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness, and implements changes required for improvement.
Prepares and submits internal and external reports to the proper offices and stakeholders. Assist in data collection and preparation of NCAA and other national reports.
Prepares monthly reports for SAASS leadership.

Required Qualifications 

Earned Master's degree in relevant area.
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with various constituencies in a time sensitive and occasionally pressured environment.
Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment.
Demonstrated ability to exercise confidentiality with discretion and in compliance with federal regulations.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in collegiate athletic academic support.
Experience in counseling and advising Division I student-athletes.
Knowledge of NCAA Division I continuing eligibility rules and regulations.
Experience in the use of technology to accomplish academic or administrative tasks i.e., EAB/SSC, Teamworks, ARMS.
N4A Membership.

Appointment Type


Review Date

November 16, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech


Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lisha Farrier at lfarrier@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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