Senior Coordinator, Student-Athlete Development & Leadership
Location: Washington, D.C.
Required Education: Masters
Internal Number: 15635
The Senior Coordinator, Student-Athlete Development and Leadership for the Student-Athlete Support Program (SASP) manages student-athlete development for AU Division I student-athletes under the Office of Undergraduate Education and Academic Student Services. The Senior Coordinator creates curriculum and facilitates the Emerging Eagles, Soaring Eagles, Eagles in Service workshops and programs for the Stephanie Bennett-Smith Leadership Academy. The Senior Coordinator partners with university offices and external facilitators to provide student-athlete development events for student-athletes. The Senior Coordinator provides intensive academic and holistic support, serves as NCAA eligibility advisor, and is the first-year advisor to student-athletes of selected teams. The Senior Coordinator teaches 4 sections of the American University Experience (AUx1) course during the Fall semester. This position works under general supervision.
All Applicants must apply via American University's Human Resources website
Required Education and Experience
Master's degree or equivalent
3-5 years of relevant experience
Minimum of three years’ experience providing student-athlete development and academic support to student-athletes in higher education. Minimum three years’ experience providing leadership development instruction and program administration.
Preferred Education and Experience
4-6 years of relevant experience
Experience teaching and advising undergraduate student-athletes, particularly first-year students. Experience using CRM Advise or similar tool. Experience using Teamworks. Experience administering to DiSC assessment and StrengthsFinder curriculum. Seeks out, values, and utilizes diverse knowledge and experiences. Working in an environment striving to incorporate anti-racist practices
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Knowledge of NCAA regulations pertaining to academic eligibility. Experience in collegiate athletics, specifically in the field of student-athlete development and leadership. This position contributes to the university’s responsibility for NCAA compliance. A strong academic support program for student-athletes provides an important tool for retention at AU. Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement events and activities. Demonstrate effective organizational, fiscal, and administrative skills. Ability to multitask and be a resourceful problem solver as well as a creative and deliberate planner. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, are required. Ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually. Strong computer skills are required, with proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Must be able to obtain and maintain an adjunct faculty appointment. Teaching or small group facilitation experience with undergraduate students and strong student support focus required. Strong interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with multiple demonstrated cultural competencies (LGBTQ, International, first-generation, socioeconomic class differences, BIPoC students) to serve a diverse student population is required. Attention to detail is required along with initiative, drive, flexibility, and ability to excel in a multicultural environment. Demonstrated public speaking ability and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
As needed or requested to provide academic support to traveling athletic teams and for student-athlete development events and programming.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.