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Director - Athletic Advising Center

Categories: Southeast Region 4


Athletic Advising Center


UNC Charlotte

Date Posted:

Sep 9 2019 10:00PM

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Position Description

The University of North Carolina Charlotte, North Carolina’s urban research university (, seeks a Director of the Athletic Advising Center. This is a 12-month professional staff position and is expected to begin in January, 2020. The Charlotte 49ers Athletic Academic Center is committed to assisting all Charlotte varsity student-athletes to achieve academic and personal success at the University by providing support services designed to meet their unique needs and ensuring student-athlete compliance with all National Collegiate Athletic Association, Conference and University regulations. The Assistant Dean of the Office of Undergraduate Education (UGE) and Director of the University Advising Center has two major responsibilities.


The Director has full administrative authority and discretion within constraints of the University and NCAA policies for designing the programs and services of the Athletic Academic Center, serving as a liaison to all colleges and divisions for the purpose of focusing on academic support of student-athletes, and evaluating effectiveness of educational outcomes. The Director is expected to work both independently and in a team environment. In consideration of this administrative authority, the Director is expected to maintain documentation of all pertinent academic information for student-athletes and teams and to seek guidance from the Associate Dean for Advising and Graduation, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Athletic Director as needed.

Application Process

Applications must be made electronically at and must include: 1. Letter of Interest as it relates to the position description 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Contact information for three references. Note: References will not be contacted without permission of the applicant. The position is open until filled, but applications must be received before 9/20/2019 to guarantee full consideration. Review of applications will begin on 9/23/2019.

Institution Information

Charlotte is a thriving and vibrant metropolitan center, with a 10-county metropolitan statistical area population approximating 2.3 million. The region offers a diverse population, an array of artistic and cultural offerings, thriving professional sports franchises, and an excellent year-round climate. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks.

Additional Information

The selected candidate may be subject to a criminal background check. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Contact Information

Lisa Walker,


Required Qualifications

• Masters Degree
• At least 5+ years in academic advising in support programs working with NCAA Division I student-athletes.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree with 5-10 years of progressively responsible administrative experience in higher education required; at least 5-7 years in administration of academic support programs working with NCAA Division I student-athletes; demonstrated strong management skills including fiscal and human resource management, policy development, strategic planning and use of new technologies; exceptional verbal and written communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with a variety of diverse audiences and constituencies; interpersonal skills and political acumen to build effective bridges and collaborative relationships; proven experience with strategic planning and assessment; and knowledge of best practices related to delivery of academic services for student-athlete populations. The candidate must demonstrate in-depth knowledge of, experience with the educational and cultural needs of a diverse student body, and be able to relate to diverse students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and community leaders.