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Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Success and Community Engagement

Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Success and Community Engagement


Under the direction of the Director of Athletics and Recreation, or designee, the Assistant Director of Athletics for Academic Success and Community Engagement will assist with the developmental academic advising of the College’s student-athletes in conjunction with the Office of Student Success.  The incumbent will be responsible for counseling student-athletes on academic goals and concerns serving as a liaison between the Athletic Department and Student Success Office, monitoring student-athletes’ personal and academic development, administrative duties, and considerable interaction with student-athletes.  This is a full-time, 12-month position.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college or university; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in athletic administration, academic advising or related field.
  • Strong interpersonal communications and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated skill with technologies used in education and a level of success in advising and implementing community-wide programming activities.
  • Position will deal with a lot of very sensitive and personal information at times.  Person must keep student, staff information confidential at all times.
  • Position will require evening and weekend hours.
  1. Serves as Athletics’ liaison to the division of academic affairs.
  2. Meet regularly with all first year student-athletes, transfers and at-risk student-athletes to monitor their personal and academic progress.
  3. Advise and monitor the progress of all student-athletes who have received academic referrals, are on academic probation, or are in jeopardy academically.
  4. Develop and implement student-athlete time management and study strategy workshops, and course registration workshops.
  5. Assist student-athletes to develop a four/five year academic profile to ensure on-time graduation.
  6. Serve as faculty advisor for all undeclared student-athletes.
  7. Work closely with the Teaching and Learning Center to schedule tutoring sessions for student-athletes as needed.
  8. 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.
  9. Advise upper classmen student-athletes on resume building, career objectives, and employment placement, while working collaboratively with the Career Development Center.
  10. Work in conjunction with head coaches in the athletic department to ensure student-athletes are completing allotted study hall hours on a weekly basis.  Communicate with the coaches when student-athletes are not attending class, missing assignments, etc.
  11. Serve as the liaison with local community members in working to bring outside groups (civic, athletic, and business) to the campus for integrated programming between the local community and campus community.
  12. Coordinate all community engagement events on-campus to ensure campus-wide involvement and successful planning and implementation.
  13. Serve as the advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).  As the advisor, he/she will work student-athlete representatives to facilitate communication between various offices on campus, as well as communicating and developing plans to address student-athlete issues.
  14. The Assistant Director for Academic Success and Community Engagement will have an integral role in student-athlete welfare.  Work collaboratively with the Dean of Students on educational and prevention programs that supports the Mission of Chestnut Hill College.
  15. Serve on various college and conference committees, as appointed.
  16. Serve as game administrator for assigned home events.
Contact Information: 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume to (  No phone calls please.

Chestnut Hill College is an employer committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion as a core value.  In an effort to support our diverse student community, we embrace equal access and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.  We are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum.

Chestnut Hill College is an equal opportunity employer