This position, housed in Elon Athletics, will report to the Director of Career Development in the Student Professional Development Center (SPDC). The position will provide career advising/coaching for all Elon student-athletes, engage with employers to identify internship and full-time job opportunities, assist in the planning and execution of SPDC career programs and events and create athlete-specific career development programs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Provide career development coaching and advising for all Elon student-athletes. Serve as a bridge between Elon Athletics and the SPDC to access appropriate resources. Create and facilitate student-athlete career development programs. Assist in managing and executing SPDC programs such as the Job and Internship Expo, the Graduate & Professional School Fair and other events held on campus throughout the year. Work with Corporate & Employer Relations team to identify internship and full-time opportunities for student-athletes. Meet with coaches and athletic administrators on a regular basis to identify and coordinate summer internships for student-athletes. Advocate for student-athletes in SPDC programming. Track student-athlete employment and graduate school acceptance, collect outcome information and support First Destination reporting. Coordinate communication of outcomes success through presentations, collateral materials, or other forms of media. Represent the SPDC and Elon Athletics to develop relationships with alumni and potential employers by attending Phoenix Club meetings and other university functions during the year. Demonstrate a commitment to NCAA rules, compliance, and adherence to NCAA regulations. Develop career programming and meet with student-athletes after hours, as needed, to accommodate team training and practice schedules. The position will report to the Director of Career Development in the SPDC in close collaboration with Elon Athletics.
Master's degree in Counseling, Higher Education, or related major. Two+ years of experience providing career advising and programming to student athletes.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across t...he curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 425 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 78 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private universities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university's 636-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation's finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.