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Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement

Apply now Posting Number: 493500
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Administration

Position Title:

Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement


Academic Enhancement

Salary/Pay Rate:

$55,341 - $60,000

Job Summary:

Marist College invites applications for an Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Enhancement. The Center for Student-Athlete Enhancement provides direct assistance to over 600 students. The Center provides academic advising, academic support, student-athlete development, and study assistance. This position would provide academic support and student-athlete development.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree and three to five years experience in student-athlete support. Valid driver’s license is required. Must be able to work effectively as a team player. Knowledge of NCAA rules and proficiency with various computer technologies required.

Essential Functions:

  • Collaborate with Director to provide academic support services for student athletes, including tutorial programs, study sessions, registration assistance, and referrals to campus services
  • Participate in the monitoring of progress to graduation and NCAA eligibility of student athletes; communicate with head and assistant coaches regarding student progress and needs
  • Coordinate and oversee nominations of student athletes for academic awards and honors
  • Monitor career development opportunities for student athletes
  • Coordinate the implementation of programming through the NCAA Leadership Development program
  • Contribute to the development of programming for female student athletes
  • Maintain knowledge and compliance with the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) as now constituted or as may be amended in the future
  • Ensure compliance of all direct reports and/or volunteers with the above referenced policies, rules and regulations
  • Immediately advise the Director of Athletics or the Faculty Athletics Representative if there is reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees, volunteers, or students, have occurred or will occur
  • Perform other job related duties as required

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree in education, counseling or related field is strongly preferred. Applicant should be knowledgeable about the needs of student athletes to succeed in the academic environment and have experience using Banner. 

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & Contact Information of 3 Professional References 


The position includes a comprehensive benefit package*. Benefits for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • 3 weeks of paid vacation. 4 weeks of paid vacation beginning in the 6th year of employment.
  • Unlimited paid sick time.
  • 14+ paid holidays per year.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision insurance programs at a 15% employee / 85% employer contribution rate. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Care (FSD).
  • Life insurance.
  • Generous short-term and long-term disability programs and workers compensation.
  • 403(b) defined contribution plan:
    • First 6 years College contributes 7.5%, Employee contributes a mandatory 4%.
    • College contribution increases to 10.5% in year 7, and 12% after 15 years.
    • Employee contribution decreases to 1% in year 7. Remains 1% thereafter.
  • 403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity – Roth option available. Voluntary, up to IRS maximum contribution.
  • Tuition Benefits:
    • Up to 16 undergraduate credits per semester. Up to 18 graduate credit per academic calendar. Eligibility extends to employee, spouse, and dependent children under age 26.
    • College pays 100% tuition only.
    • Eligible dependents may be Reimbursed up to $2,000 per semester towards tuition at another accredited institution.

*Eligibility requirements including waiting periods and/or employee probationary periods may apply at the discretion of the College.

About the Department/School:

The mission of the Center for Student-Athlete Enhancement is to provide academic advising, tutoring, life skills development and study facilities to the student-athlete population at Marist College.  In addition, the office monitors the academic progress and NCAA eligibility of each student-athlete.  The Center for Student-Athlete Enhancement is committed to providing student-athletes with academic support services that will not only assist them during their time at Marist, but also allow them to develop the skills necessary to be successful after their playing careers are complete. 

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit 

Type of Position:



Administrative (Exempt)

Months per Year:


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Occasional weekend and evening hours as required.

Hours per Week:



Marist College Main Campus

Number of Position Openings:


Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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