Academic Coordinator for Men's Basketball | Providence College


Posted: 06-Apr-22

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Type: Full-time

Required Education: Masters




Professional Sports

Internal Number: 302012

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.

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, and 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. 

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. 

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. 

  • 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.