Reporting to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Director of Learning Resources for Student Athletes (LRSA) provides leadership to an office that develops and implements programs and services, including, but not limited to, academic counseling/development and monitoring NCAA athletics eligibility to facilitate the academic achievement, retention, and graduation of student athletes.
This position is responsible for program development, reporting, and assessing program and student success:
Assess, develop and implement programming for the high-risk student-athletes to provide appropriate resources, mentoring, and coaching that contribute to the educational and personal growth of student-athletes.
S/he will be accountable for working on individualized student plans that address both short and long-term student-specific goals.
Assessing program and student success and working to utilize technology to track and report on student-athlete goals and achievements are critical functions of this position.
This position will need to evaluate the current office hours and determine if the office should have extended or weekend hours to better accommodate the student schedules.
Work collaboratively with other departments on campus to provide education and tools for first-year student athletes to help with the transition to college.
Maintain accurate records and knowledge of student-athletes academic performance and schedules, providing data, reports and feedback to coaches and administrators on academic performance, assessment and strategies for development.
Coordinate and collaborate with the Boston College community resources to assist student-athletes with educational and personal development needs, including but not limited to, Counseling, Career Services and Connors Family Learning Center.
Counsel and mentor LRSA staff and student-athletes on academic & personal success strategies/skills, NCAA/ACC academic eligibility
, course scheduling, degree , declaration/change of majors in consultation with academic departments, athletics and student services.
Implement an effective and diverse tutoring program, including recruitment, hiring, training and evaluation of quality tutors.
Coordinate and collaborate regularly with the Athletic compliance officer.
This position will serve as the department liaison to Athletics, Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Admissions, First Year Experience, Student Services, and other Academic Departments. The ideal candidate will work collaboratively with students, parents, coaches, academic administrators, faculty and others.
Interested candidates should submit an application including cover letter and resume to:
Rebecca Kennedy, Principal Leslie McCarthy, Senior Associate Kaden Stearns, Associate Isaacson, Miller 263 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 www.imsearch.com/6272
Commitment to the ideals and values inherent in Catholic, Jesuit education;
Demonstrated ability to partner with other institutional leaders to build effective bridges and to ensure a positive student-athlete experience;
Experience working at an institution with a Division I athletic program;
Excellent interpersonal skills and proven capacity to building and maintain relationships internally an externally; ability to have challenging conversations;
Proven commitment to serving students' academic needs and history of developing and implementing innovative programs in response to those needs;
Strong mentorship skills and a commitment to empowering staff members and providing opportunities for professional development;
Deep understanding of an appreciation for diversity and inclusion;
A strong personal orientation toward collaboration, transparency, and accountability;
Commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal and professional integrity; and
An earned doctorate or equivalent terminal degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will bring a faculty perspective, scholarly credibility, and a high level of academic integrity.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both tea...ching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.