Under the direction of the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Success will assist with the developmental academic advising of the College’s student-athletes in conjunction with the Office of Academic Services. The incumbent will be responsible for counseling student-athletes on academic goals and concerns serving as a liaison between the Athletic Department and Academic Success Office, monitoring student-athletes’ personal and academic development, administrative duties, and will have considerable interaction with student-athletes. This individual will coordinate all aspects of academic support for St. Thomas Aquinas College student-athletes to ensure maximum opportunity for academic success. This is a full-time, 12-month position.
Serves as Athletics Liaison to the Office of Academic Success
Meet regularly with all first year student-athletes, transfers and at-risk student-athletes to monitor their personal and academic progress
Advise and monitor the progress of all student-athletes who have received academic referrals, are on academic probation, or are in jeopardy academically
Develop and implement student-athlete time management and study strategy workshops, and course registration workshops
Assist student-athletes to develop a four/five year academic profile to ensure on-time graduation
Work closely with the Center for Academic Excellence to schedule tutoring sessions for student-athletes as needed
Work with the Office of Disabilities as well as Athletic Training Staff to ensure proper care for student-athletes who suffer injuries which impact academic progress
Advise upper classmen student-athletes on resume building, career objectives, and employment placement, while working collaboratively with Career Services
Create and oversee experiential learning opportunities and internships with Academic Departments on campus
Work with campus Diversity and Inclusion Officer to implement campus programs and events
Assist in coordinating Title IX training sessions for student-athletes and staff Organizational Development
Support Office of Compliance by promoting an atmosphere of compliance with NCAA rules and all college policies
Serve on various college and conference committees, as appointed
Attend required and assigned NCAA training conferences including NCAA National Convention
Attend professional development and growth opportunities
Work with Director of Athletics to update and implement department policies and procedures
Communicate with and work collaboratively with department staff and coaches on student-welfare issues
Attends scheduled athletic department meetings, convocation, open houses other campus wide events
Represent the College as requested by the Director of Athletics at regular and/or special meetings of the NCAA or ECC.
Help plan and lead major Department of Athletic functions and events
Assists the Director of Athletics in the supervision, planning, organization and conduct of home athletic competition
Act as the traveling college administrator at some NCAA Championship events
Perform other reasonably related duties as directed or assigned by the Director of Athletics
Strong interpersonal communications and organizational skills
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty and staff
Ability to advise/motivate student athletes
Experience planning, developing and administering budgets helpful
Elevated computer skills and ability to adapt to new technology enhancements
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of faculty/staff, students, prospective students and parents and the general public.
Position will deal with a lot of very sensitive and personal information at times. Person must keep student, staff information confidential at all times.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Position will require evening and weekend hours
About St Thomas Aquinas College
St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 60 acres in Rockland County, NY, which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s approximately 2,000 full and part time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities and in Social Mobility, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP); and its School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). For more information, visit www.stac.edu.