Job Positions

Assistant Director

Categories: Mid South Region 3


Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes


University of NC

Date Posted:

Mar 1 2021 10:07AM

Close Date:

Mar 22 2021

Position Description

The Assistant Director serves as an academic counselor for assigned teams and coordinates all aspects of department-wide projects or programs. The Assistant Director has responsibilities representing the department with university partners and within the ASPSA, across units. The individual also provides all the functions of an academic counselor. Academic counselors provide academic support to student-athletes and assist with academic coaching in areas including study skills, time management, organizational skills, and methods for choosing balanced schedules, factoring in the demands of classes, practicing, competing, and eligibility standards.


Academic Counselors meet with students on a regular basis to monitor academic progress, review reports from faculty and tutors on students’ academic progress, class attendance and grades. They also reinforce information provided by official academic advisors and educate students on NCAA and institutional eligibility requirements. Additionally, they provide detailed, weekly reports to coaches, conduct and attend team meetings, compile semester grade/eligibility reports and assist with the preparation of each team’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Graduation Success Rate (GSR). Academic Counselors must maintain the highest standard of integrity and follow and comply with all NCAA, ACC, and University policies and procedures. The program is located in the ASPSA under the Provost’s Office.

Application Process

Institution Information

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Additional Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Contact Information

Marcus Donie (919) 962-9534


Required Qualifications

-Demonstrated effectiveness working collaboratively with staff and colleagues.
-Knowledge of best practices in undergraduate student retention and familiarity with issues related to student-athletes’ academic progress and transition issues.
-Strong written and oral communication skills
-Strong skills in working with details and logistics
-Nightly and weekend work required, all year round.
-Travel required

Preferred Qualifications

-Master’s degree preferred
-Experience working with diverse student populations and at-risk students.
-Experience working with student-athletes or college students
-Working knowledge of NCAA policies and eligibility