Human Resources

Academic Success Coach for Athletes

Position Type: Full Time Professional
Date Posted: 03/07/2018 
Location: Richmond, IN
IU East At A Glance

Indiana University East, a regional campus of Indiana University, offers residents of eastern Indiana, western Ohio, and beyond a broad range of bachelor's degrees and selected master's degrees and certificates through its traditional main campus in Richmond, off-campus sites, and online program options. IU East values a diversity of backgrounds, experiences, and intellectual perspectives among its faculty, staff, and students and in its contributions to the cultural and economic development of the communities it serves. Learn more about IU East.

Job Description

Indiana University East is accepting applications for the Academic Success Coach for Athletes position, reporting to the Executive Director of University College. IU East empowers students to explore and engage in their educational and personal purpose, within an inclusive community that supports online learning and graduation.  Under the direction of the executive director of University College, the academic success coach will oversee, plan, organize, administer, and direct the academic support services for student-athletes in order to maintain national, conference and institutional eligibility. This position is critical to the persistence and timely graduation of student-athletes and will work closely with the athletic director, coaches, and other critical personnel related to athletics.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities :

Provide direction, counsel, and mentorship to student-athletes for specific issues impacting academic success and direction; meet bi-weekly with student athletes to address issues such as academic performance,  time management, goal setting, career planning, learning and study strategies, test taking, note taking and other skills necessary for academic success.    Supervise coordination of study tables. Hire, train and supervise study table monitors.   Liaison and advocate regarding academic issues for student¬ athletes and university constituents, including the Dean of Students.   Help students resolve registration conflicts, course withdrawals and adjustments, changes of major, deficient grades, instructor conflict, and schedule adjustments.   Coordinate support with university academic resources to enhance the student-athlete experience.   Serve on the Athletics Committee and other committees as assigned.

Become proficient in NAIA initial and continuing eligibility standards for student-athletes; act as a liaison between the Athletic Department and the Registrar's office to maintain eligibility regulations.  Communicate important dates, deadlines, and requirements to student athletes.  Provide information for new faculty and advisors regarding specific student-athlete academic progress issues and reporting.  Communicate athletics practice schedules to academic advisors; work collaboratively with school schedulers to ensure classes are offered at times that are accessible to student-athletes.

Meet with prospective student-athletes and families during official and unofficial visits to campus and inform on academic policies and support services.  For prospective transfer student-athletes, acquire program completion plan from academic advisor to determine transfer credit application and time remaining for eligibility and program completion.  Create events for student-athletes as it relates to life skills to support the overall growth and development of the student-athletes.  Other duties as assigned.


The expected starting salary range is $36,000-38,000. IU East offers an excellent benefit. For more information, please click

  • Minimum Education:  A master's degree in any discipline is required.
  • Minimum Experience:  1-3 years of related experience is required; preference given to candidates with experience working with college students in an academic advising or counseling capacity.
  • Other Qualifications:  Knowledge, understanding, and commitment to follow NAIA, River States Conference, and University rules and regulations concerning academic progress and eligibility; Experience with computers including ability to operate data bases, spreadsheets and word processing software; Able to work with a diverse student population, including minority and international students;
To Apply

Interested applicants need to submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references via the Indiana University online application site  Applications accepted through March 22, 2018.


Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.