Department of Student-Athlete Academic Success Services
Senior Advisor of Student-Athlete Academic Success Services
The Senior Advisor of Student-Athlete Academic Success Services (SAASS), under the supervision of the Assistant Vice President for Academic Success, is responsible for the overall academic success and retention of student-athletes participating in Manhattan College’s 19 Division I intercollegiate athletics teams. The Director provides guidance and counseling, monitors academic progress and eligibility, and focuses on the overall well-being of all student-athletes.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervises the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Academic Success Services.
Oversees the academic progress from matriculation to graduation of all student-athletes. Distribute reports to coaches, support staff and various academic and athletic administrators regarding the academic progress of assigned student-athletes. Supports Manhattan College’s efforts to ensure the commitment to athletics, academics, personal growth, service, and career enhancement.
Coordinates with Academic Advisors, Assistant Deans and Athletic Departments to assist student-athletes in meeting their academic objectives, progress toward degree and NCAA eligibility requirements.? Works with campus personnel with regard to transition to college issues, career development issues, and resources available through such services as the Counseling Center, and the Specialized Resource Center.
Develops, implements, and monitors creative intervention programs to enhance the development of time management and study skills for student-athletes. Mentors academically “at-risk” student-athletes and determines appropriate intervention strategies.
Conducts weekly or bi-weekly meetings with “at-risk” student-athletes
Run student-athlete Study Hall Program
Work in collaboration with Athletic Administration and Center for Academic Success to define Study Hall policies and procedures.
Continually evaluate student-athletes grades and course progress in order to identify student-athletes who would be required to complete weekly study hall.
Monitor study hall attendance and hours of operation.
Organize weekly reports to disseminate to Coaches and Sport Supervisors.
Longitudinally track student-athletes grade averages to monitor the impact study halls has on learning outcomes.
Maintains appropriate documentation and records to verify compliance with all NCAA, Conference, and College policies, rules, and regulations. As a representative of Manhattan College continually demonstrate honesty, dignity and integrity when communicating with staff, students and peers both internally and externally. Promote an atmosphere for compliance by maintaining a working knowledge of NCAA/MAAC Conference rules and regulations.
Works closely with the Assistant Vice President for Academic Success, Athletic Director, Athletic Administration, NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative, faculty, and coaches to provide guidance and academic support for student-athletes.
Meet with prospective student-athletes to discuss academic programs and academic success services.
Evaluate and conduct interviews with all prospective Men’s and Women’s Basketball student-athletes in collaboration with the Assistant Vice President of Academic Success.
Design, facilitate and evaluate Jasper Jumpstart Orientation Program for all incoming student-athletes.
Focus orientation program around specific skills student-athletes will need to be successful at the college level to ensure the successful transition to Manhattan College.
Analyze student- athlete feedback to expand orientation program over time.
Provide student-athletes with knowledge of appropriate campus offices and resources.
Coordinate all academic intervention and academic success services.
Set up tutoring sessions and writing center appointments.
Hire tutors specifically for student-athletes.
Refer student-athletes to Supplemental Instructors sessions.
Regularly collect and analyze data from all programs with a focus on new initiatives to strategically enhance student-athletes overall development.
Maintain social media (Twitter & Instagram) accounts.
Help keep student-athlete aware of important dates, deadlines and campus wide information.
Work with student-athletes and faculty to coordinate and proctor make-up exams.
Represent Manhattan College at academic and athletic conferences as it pertains to our responsibilities.
Occasional travel with teams to ensure that sufficient amount of time is allocated to academic course work.
Master’s Degree required
Working knowledge of NCAA athletic eligibility regulations, commitment to academic integrity, and compliance with Manhattan College, MAAC conference, and NCAA regulations.
Effective organizational skills, strong listening and communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to work and communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse educational and social backgrounds.
Maintain a working knowledge of the NCAA and MAAC Conference rules and regulations and Manhattan College Policies and Procedures. Operate with the guidelines, policies and procedures in your area of responsibility within the department to ensure 100% compliance with the NCAA/MAAC rules and regulations relative to your department.
Three (or more) years’ experience required.
Working knowledge of Banner
Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Applicants from historically under-represented segments of the population are encouraged to apply, as well as those attracted to a college with a Catholic identity. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO