Job Summary With our department's ongoing focus on diversity and inclusion and our newly launched Built4Life program, BYU athletics puts our student-athletes first. This is especially important in a time and environment wherecaree development, personal growth, and social justicetopics are on the forefronts of our student-athletes' minds. Our aim is to deliver a world-class, second-to-none experience that ensures our student-athletes gain the tools, skills, knowledge, and opportunities necessary to thrive at BYU and carry their successes with them through their post-collegiate careers. We're looking for a team member who will match the passion, ambition, and energy that characterizes our BYU family and will assist us in prioritizing our student-athletes' well-being and growth.
The Student-Athlete Experience Coordinator will report to both the Associate AD - Student-Athlete Development, Diversity & Inclusion and the Associate AD – Student Athlete Experience. The Student-Athlete Experience Coordinator will liaison closely with the Associate Dean – Student-Athlete Life and Learning Center. The coordinator will supervise a number of student-employees.
The Student-Athlete Experience Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing requisite, elective and complementary programs designed for student-athletes in the following key areas: Life Skills Development, Student-Athlete Welfare, Leadership Development, and Community Involvement. This position will also coordinate crucial pieces of our athletic department's Built4Life career development program for student-athletes. Additionally, this position will oversee the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and coordinate service initiatives. Also responsible for seeking to build ongoing rapport with students, teams, coaches and staff; attending practices, sporting events and community service events and workshops.
Essential Functions Built4Life Coordination (Career Development) • Develop Individual Experience Plans (IXP's) with and for student-athletes - Coordinate career development initiatives connected to the academic interests of individual student-athletes with the Student-Athlete Life and Learning Center - Work with student-athletes to set personal goals and benchmarks • Oversee Leadership Development for student-athletes - Develop and implement leadership development programs that focus on and include aspects of increasing self-awareness (values, personal strengths/ weakness, communication styles, leadership styles, etc.), emotional intelligence and communication (emotional self-management, how to navigate crucial conversations, etc), motivation (intrinsic/ extrinsic, how to motivate/ inspire others), culture creation and management, followership, peer-mentorship, and service leadership training. in-depth training and transformational curriculum directed towards SAAC leaders, team captains, those aspiring to student-athlete leadership positions, and all other student-athletes - Promote NCAA student-athlete leadership development opportunities including (but not limited to) the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, NCAA Career in Sports Forum, NCAA Post-Graduate Internship Program, and NCAA Athletes Using Their Power (A4) - Coordinate completion of various student-athlete awards and scholarships applications including those sponsored by the NCAA, West Coast Conference (WCC) and other organizations as assigned • Assist in coordinating Annual Built4Life Summit and career fair(s) • Oversee and coordinate service initiatives for student-athletes and athletic department including elementary school educational program outreach
SAAC Supervisor • Oversee the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) • Re-design the SAAC to be more in-line with Conference and NCAA SAAC guidelines (including governance and legislation) • Ensure SAAC member selection is representative of each team • Communicate with coaches to promote SAAC initiatives and coordinate member selection • Oversee and manage SAAC activities and efforts including the WCC Represent campaign, Sub for Santa, Student Athlete Firesides, Honor Week, the Student-Athlete Welcome Social, etc. • Coordinate with SAAC in carrying out service initiatives including Thanksgiving Food Drive, Halloween Trunk or Treat, and Sub for Santa
Life Skills Programs/ Campus Departments Coordination • Communicate and collaborate with campus departments including Campus Career Services, Multicultural Student Services, Women's Services and Resources, etc. • Provide effective programs to student-athletes regarding resources on campus and the following topics: adjusting to transitions, financial success, time-management, and relationship skills • Attend SALLC Professional Learning Community Meetings
Student-Athlete Welfare • Liaison and work closely with our sports medicine professionals, including our mental health staff, team trainers, and our strength & conditioning department to implement and execute programming specific to the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health of our student-athletes
Diversity and Inclusion • Assist in various diversity & inclusion initiatives as directed by the Assoc. AD of Student-Athlete Development, Diversity & Inclusion • Assist in selecting guest speakers and facilitators to conduct diversity & inclusion educational programs • Assist in coordinating diversity & inclusion programs, events, and celebratory affairs • Assist in servicing and advising minority student-athletes; specifically, those who identify as LGBTQ+, Same-sex attracted (SSA), ethnic/ racial minorities, international student-athletes, and religiously diverse student-athletes
Student Athlete Development Class • Develop informational, educational, and applicable course content and curriculum utilizing guest speakers, interactive learning strategies, and homework assignments to assist student-athletes in their holistic development
Required: Bachelor's Degree and 1 years of experience in secondary or higher education, college athletics, student development, public administration, or related field. Or a combination of education and experience.
Preferred: Master's Degree Preferred; 2+ years of experience in secondary or higher education, college athletics, student development, public administration, or related field
Skills, abilities or knowledge needed: • Understanding of NCAA leadership development programs, events, and networks (ie. Career in Sports Forum, Emerging Leaders Seminar, etc.) • Strong public relations skills • Event Planning experience • Advanced computer and office skills • Willingness to comply with NCAA and West Coast Conference policy • Understand the nature and mission of Brigham Young University and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and willingness to abide by the BYU Honor Code • Basic knowledge of intercollegiate athletics • Ability to interact well with student-athletes, parents, donors, coaches, co-workers, administrators, and the general public • Ability and knowledge to interact with various BYU departments • Professional appearance and demeanor
Employee Class: Administrative
Work Location: Provo Campus
Environment: General office or other equivalently good environment
Desired Start Date: 08/02/2021
Job Close Date: Open until filled
Pay Level: 52
Approximate Starting Salary:Depends on experience and qualifications
Documents Required at time of Application: Required: Cover Letter, Resume Optional: Letter of Recommendation 1