Job Positions

Director, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) (495444)

Categories: Great Lakes Region 5


Intercollegiate Athletics


Miami University

Date Posted:

Jun 7 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:


Position Description

Under the supervision of the Associate Athletics Director/Academics & Compliance, this position leads the day-to-day operations of the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) unit.


Oversee the day-to-day operations of the SAASS unit. Maintain integrity of the Academic Support Services Office with student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and on-campus faculty and staff. Establish policies and procedures aimed at providing consistent service to student-athletes and coaches. Train and lead team of academic coordinators. Work with Director of Learning Services to identify at-risk student-athletes and recommend appropriate support services. Oversee student-athlete orientation and the summer bridge program. Maintain positive working relationships with university faculty and staff. Serve as Athletics representative on University committees, as requested. Serve as academic coordinator for assigned sports. Monitor progress in all courses and track degree-completion status. Provide regular updates of student-athlete academic status to coaches and administrators. Mentor student-athletes one-on-one, where necessary. Meet with recruits for assigned sports, as requested. Serve as initial and continuing eligibility lead. Lead a team comprised of the University Registrar, academic coordinators, and compliance staff to certify eligibility each semester. Evaluate transfer eligibility.

Application Process

Miami University only accepts online applications through our jobs and careers website. The direct link to this position is:

Institution Information

Miami University, established in 1809, is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. Ranked among the top 50 "Best Values in Public Colleges" by Kiplinger, Miami is recognized as one of the nation's most outstanding undergraduate institutions. With a student body of nearly 19,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Additional Information

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225.

Contact Information

Department of Human Resources (513) 529-3131


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree Minimum of two years working in collegiate athletics
  • Academic advising experience
  • Substantial knowledge of and experience in eligibility certification
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, when necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree

Experience working with Native Banner/Bannerweb, NCAA data submissions, Degree Audit Reporting Systems (DARS)