In collaboration with Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services, the individual will assist in developing, implementing and monitoring all student-athletes progress in relation to all five prongs of the NCAA Life Skills Program (Academics, Athletics, Personal Development, Career Development and Service). Key goals are to increase outreach and retain student-athletes in coordination with other support services campus wide, such as the Learning Center, Academic Advisement, The Counseling Center, Campus Ministry, Residential Life and Student Life.
•Working to assist student-athletes by referring and collaborating with established University-wide support services, faculty, staff and departments.
•Participate in meeting with Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services, the University Registrar and the Faculty Athletic Representative to certify academic eligibility of all student-athletes.
•Update policy and procedures manual on an as-needed basis.
•Help prepare and report on semester and annual grade reports of team GPA’s and general student-athlete academic progress and standings.
•Act as primary contact to professors for all injured student-athletes. Working closely with Athletic Trainers/Doctors/Specialists to convey academic restrictions placed upon student-athletes when recovering from injuries. Actively work with student-athletes and professors to create return to learn programs. Accurately document all communications and be able to produce timeline of recovery for each student.
•Continue to collaborate with Athletic Training and be primary liaison for H.E.A.R.T Club (Helping Every Athlete Return Together). Conducting a minimal of two (2) meetings per semester.
•Act as Supervisor for all SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Committee) related activities. This included but not limited to working with Executive Board, schedule monthly meetings, NEC Conference calls, Community Service Initiatives, NEC Building Communities Award, Pioneer Cup, and represent SHU during yearly NEC SAAC Conference and monthly conference calls.
•Distribution of books for those student-athletes on athletic scholarship.
•Help to prepare NCAA, NEC and Athletic Department reports as needed.
•When possible, attend athletic events to maintain maximum knowledge of each intercollegiate sport relevant to various assignments.
•Assist in other projects at the request of the Senior Associate Director of Athletics- Academic Services.
•Responsible for adherence to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the NCAA and the NEC.
A proven instinct for addressing the day-to-day academic and social issues affecting the lives of student-athletes and young people of college age in general. Previous experience in mentoring (preferred).
Ability to facilitate and constructively participate in-group meetings.
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. Strong listening skills.
Must be able to work cooperatively with the Department’s administrative, coaching and support staff as well as various entities and constituents on and off-campus.
Able to adhere to confidentiality rules.
About Sacred Heart University
Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., located less than 60 miles from Manhattan and approximately 150 miles from Boston. With its five miles of shoreline, marinas, parks, open space and plenty of shopping and fine dining, Fairfield is consistently recognized as a top community in the Northeast in which to live. In 2018 the town earned an A+ in a 'report card' by Niche on "Best Places to Live" in Connecticut. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. It comprises more than 300 acres of land, including an 18-hole golf course and the former global headquarters of General Electric. Rooted in the 2000-year-old Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, Sacred Heart embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community. More than 8,500 students attend the University's six colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Busin...ess; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; and St. Vincent's College. Consistently recognized for excellence, The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides, Best 382 Colleges-2018 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best 267 Business Schools-2018 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for "Best College Theater" and "Most Engaged in Community Service," each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU in its Best Colleges 2018 guidebook and calls SHU the fourth "Most Innovative School" in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac. .