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Location Oneonta, New York

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Date: September 8, 2023
Title: Athlete Support Specialist (part-time; 2023-24 academic year)

Description: Reporting to the Director of the Student Success Center, the Athlete Support Specialist serves on the Student Success team and provides academic support and coaching for student-athletes. The primary responsibility for this position is to ensure successful academic performance, retention and graduation of the College’s 350+ student-athletes. This includes working with new student-athletes as they are transitioning into college, providing ongoing academic coaching and support to student-athletes, helping students who are no longer athletes transition off the team and get re-connected at Hartwick, and assisting athletic coaches in the coordination of the athletics study hall program and other team driven academic programs and strategies. This position works within the Student Success Center team and serves as a liaison to Hartwick College Athletics. This is a part-time position (up to 24 hours per week) for the 2023-24 academic year.


  • In collaboration with athletic coaches, implements academic support to include academic and career counseling for student-athletes; individual and team study sessions; tutoring services; interventions through the early alert system; and conducts transition coaching for students who are leaving athletic teams and need to find new connections at Hartwick.
  • Assists in planning and implementing orientation and preseason orientation activities for student-athletes.
  • Works with Student Success Team to develop and implement academic support programs and services in such areas as study skills, time management, life skills and career planning.
  • Lead sessions with prospective athletes to explain the academic programs at Hartwick.
  • Serves as a liaison to ensure collaboration between Student Success and Athletics.
  • Participate and be a presence at athletic events throughout each semester.
  • Participate in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, TrueBlue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend.
  • Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational laws, rules, and regulations.
  • As a representative of the College, comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus.
  • Maintain good customer service standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with one year of professional experience.

  • Clean driving record and a valid driver’s license.
  • Willing to work on a flexible schedule, Wednesday – Sunday, 20-24 hours per week.
  • Experience and knowledge of working with student-athletes to improve academic performance.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and policies related to academic eligibility.
  • Individual advising or counseling of students (high school or college).
  • Ability to work in partnership with colleagues and faculty.
  • Strong writing and verbal skills.
  • Commitment to working with diverse individuals.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel, as well as Google Drive/Documents.

The college strongly recommends that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (full course of primary vaccination plus at least one dose of a booster).

Pay Range: $21.29 - $28.28 per hour

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and a celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders—what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.

Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications.

  • A cover letter;
  • A resume;
  • A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement ()
  • The names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor)

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.