Under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Services, the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development will support, guide, and promote student-athlete development while promoting an environment of academic excellence and fostering student success and retention.
This individual will develop and implement life skills programming, provide academic counseling, monitor academic progress toward degree graduation and NCAA eligibility, provide guidance to support academic success, and connect student-athletes to campus resources.
In coordination with the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Services design, and implement comprehensive life skills programming to include leadership, career, and personal development.
Assist with teaching a credited study skills course for freshmen student-athletes.
Serve as a liaison between students and faculty.
Coordinate the hiring, supervision, training, and scheduling of tutors/mentors.
Assist with new student-athlete onboarding including orientation and educational programming.
Manage the certification of designated student-athletes by providing the documentation and monitoring required for compliance and academic eligibility related activities.
Advocate on behalf of student-athlete concerns with the appropriate campus support resources.
Notify the coaching staff in assigned sports on a regular basis regarding student-athlete academic needs and progress.
Assist designated student-athletes with scheduling and registration.
Assist with the recruiting process by meeting with prospective student-athletes and their families.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Operate within an atmosphere of compliance, integrity, and within the scope and intent of NCAA, conference, and University regulations. Compliance-related activities and paperwork must be accomplished and/or submitted in a complete and timely manner.
University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.
One (1) year of experience in academic counseling or career development/coaching.
Two (2) years of experience in athletics, student development or advisement in a university or college setting.
Experience in developing, executing, and evaluating student-athlete development programming.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations as they pertain to initial and continuing eligibility.
Ability to work extended hours and select weekends in a fast-paced environment.
Experience working with a diverse population of student-athletes in a team atmosphere.
Ability to work with students with various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong work ethic.
Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work requires frequent sitting and computer use. Occasional walking, standing, walking across campus, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Constant verbal and written communication. May be required to lift up to 25 lbs.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: Work is primarily performed in a standard office and classroom environment with use of computer and phone, occasionally performed in sports facilities. Work performed during standard business hours as well as frequent nights and weekends. Limited travel required.
Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.
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