Oversee the normal academic progress from matriculation to graduation of Men’s Basketball student-athletes. Facilitate the overall adjustment and development of Men’s Basketball student-athletes through mentoring and academic skills training.
1. In conjunction with the Associate Director for Student-Athlete Services, and the Men’s Basketball coaching staff, design and deliver a comprehensive system of academic support for Men’s Basketball student-athletes. Conduct regular one-on-one meetings, assist student-athletes in developing effective study skills, strategies, and habits. Design and facilitate workshops to address under-preparedness and foster academic growth. Travel with the team when necessary and appropriate. Make referrals to additional OAS resources, as well as faculty, faculty advisors and the Dean’s office. Assist in recruiting academically qualified student-athletes.
2.Communicate regularly with faculty, coaches, and administrators regarding the academic progress of Men’s Basketball student-athletes. Meet weekly with coaches and Athletic administrators to review academic progress. Provide weekly, written status updates to the Associate Director for Student-Athlete Services. Follow up with student-athletes, faculty, and coaches to address academic concerns.
3.Coordinate and oversee daytime and evening study hall. Prepare travel notifications and progress reports for distribution to faculty. Assist in coordinating student-athlete pre-registration and in the certification of student-athletes for intercollegiate competition. Maintain accurate records in compliance with OAS, College, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.
1.Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution, preferably in a field of study (i.e., education, counseling, college student personnel, higher education) that enhances the person’s ability to assist student in developing a personalized program for academic development.
• Three years’ experience in a post-secondary environment, working directly with student-athletes or an equivalent combination of education and experience with one year directly related to academic mentoring, advising, or counseling.
• Strong developmental orientation in working with students and knowledge of college student development theory/research, especially as it pertains to student-athletes from diverse backgrounds.
• Superior written and oral communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
• Knowledge of counseling skills/strategies to build positive relationships.
• Demonstrated ability to motivate student-athletes to take ownership of their academic and personal development.
• Knowledge of learning strategies and study skills; demonstrated ability to teach these skills and strategies in both one-on-one and group situations.
• Knowledge of NCAA rules/regulations, especially as they relate to academic progress-eligibility.
• Evening and weekend hours required.
About Providence College
What We ValueProvidence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.