Academic Advisor for Football | Stony Brook University

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Bachelor’s Degree (foreign equivalent or higher). Two (2) years of full-time experience in an Academic Advising, Counseling or Student Services setting. In lieu of experience, part-time graduate work in a Teacher Education, Counseling, Higher Education Administration and/or Academic Advising setting totaling two years of full-time experience will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree or Advanced Certification or Degree in Counseling, Higher Education Administration or Education. A basic understanding of NCAA eligibility rules (played a Division I, II or III sport, coached in collegiate athletics or as a staff member in a collegiate athletic program). Previous experience in collegiate athletics and/or higher education. Previous experience working with at-risk students. Previous experience at a Division I institution. Previous experience working with Football or Men’s Basketball program(s).

Brief Description of Duties:

The Academic Advisement Assistant for Football will be responsible for providing academic support services as well as student services to Stony Brook student-athletes on the football team. They will assist in the evaluation, monitoring and development of the academic advising, tutoring, and academic progress in place for all student-athletes. The Academic Advisement Assistant for Football will execute all duties in compliance with NCAA policies and procedures.

  • At-Risk Student Athletes Program Planning: Create and implement detailed plans of action for student-athletes considered academically at-risk in the sport of football to assist in their academic success. This includes selection of appropriate courses, implementation of a tailored study hall model, organization of appropriate plan for Coaching Staff and Sport Supervisor communication and involvement, as well as responsibility for monitoring and facilitating the at-risks students’ academic endeavors on a daily basis with assignments, test and deadlines. This includes, but is not limited to, helping to assign tutors for all classes in an at-risk students course load, or serving as a tutor for at-risk student, so as to best address his learning needs. As appropriate, will confer with the Director of Student-Athlete Academic Success, campus advising office and the Disability Student Services Office to assist in these processes, but realizing the ultimate responsibility rests within the Department of Athletics.      
  • Team Study Hall: Coordinate the best system for successful individual and team study halls for football teams (and others if assistance is needed).
  • Under the direction of the Director of Student-Athlete Academic Success, the Academic Advisement Assistant for Football will assume a primary role in the day to day operations of the study halls for Stony Brook teams within the Goldstein Family Student- Athlete Development Center.
  • Academic Advising: Assist in the development, assessment and implementation of the academic advising services offered to Stony Brook student-athletes as such services relate to NCAA progress-toward-degree requirements and established institutional requirements. As assigned by the Director of Student-Athlete Academic Success, the Academic Advisement Assistant for Football will be personally responsible for the academic advising of the football team and the respective individual athletes.
  • Recruiting: Serve as the Academic recruiting contact for prospective student- athletes on the football team, meeting with students and families either in person when possible, or by phone. If time permits and the student and/or Coach inquires, also serve as a liaison to Undergraduate Departments and/or Disability Support Services.  
  • Tutoring: Assist in the coordination of the tutorial program for all student-athletes. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring and training tutors, scheduling tutorial sessions, preparing necessary paperwork for payroll and evaluating tutors with feedback from Academic Advisement Assistants, faculty and student-athletes. Also responsible for ensuring to function within the rules of the NCAA and the institution.
  • New Student Orientation: Provide Office of Orientation and Family Programs with accurate records for all incoming students-athletes, as well as those who will be in attendance at Orientation Day. Monitor math, chemistry, writing, and foreign language placements, as well as potential AP and college credits for all freshman and transfer students prior to initial full time enrollment at Stony Brook. Attend new student orientation session and assist with all aspects of that day and assist with development of Summer Bridge Program.
  • Life Skills Program Development: Support the Department of Athletics Life Skills Curriculum by assisting when necessary in items including, but not limited to resume and cover letter creation and review, interview skills, programming with regards to career and personal development and various other professional life skill enhancement programs. Work with Life Skills Program to develop successful Summer Bridge Program.
  • Mandated Administrative Reporting: Provide student-athletes, coaches and athletics administration with detailed reports of grades, credits earned, degree declarations and issues affecting eligibility. This also includes monitoring and assisting with calculation and forecasting the yearly and multiyear APR for Football team.
  • Administrative Responsibilities: Will collaborate with the Director of Student-Athlete Academic Success, athletic department administration, coaches and university staff members on any other issues relative to the successful development of Stony Brook University student-athletes. As the Athletic Department is one facet within the larger University system, will serve as a liaison across campus for various related offices as needed/approved. Assist when necessary in the periodic collection and dissemination of academic information to liaison for NCAA, conference office and institutional awards and year-end records. Assist with assigned student-athlete class registration each semester and the distribution and collection of books for scholarship recipients.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption. Evening and weekend work will be required at times.


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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollock House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

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