Location: UNH, Durham, NH Department: UNH Athletics Life Skills Program [USALSK] Posting Number/Job Order #: PS1568FY20
Summary of Position: Under the supervision of the Senior Associate Athletic Director, this position provides wide-ranging support services for intercollegiate student-athletes by coordinating and facilitating a comprehensive education program to enhance welfare and assist in the personal and professional development of the department's student-athletes. In addition, this position provides services designed to minimize the impact of emotional distress on the academic and personal pursuits of student athletes through effective case management and the coordination of care between campus and community resources. The Associate Athletic Director will identify how to best utilize campus resources, identify resources available outside of the campus and integrate innovative programs in areas such as, but not limited to: diversity education, career placement, student-athlete welfare, leadership development, community involvement, mentoring, financial management skills, sexual assault and violence prevention training, and stress/time management skills.
Additional Job Information: Applicant interviews will begin in January 2020
Acceptable minimum level of education: Master's
Acceptable minimum years of experience: 3-5 years
Other minimum qualifications: Successful candidate must (1) have a masters degree in Social work, Human Services, Health Education/Promotion, Education, Student Affairs or Counseling (2) Experience working with intercollegiate athletes or in higher education setting.
Additional Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualities of the candidate include: (1) demonstrated expertise in case management; (2) demonstrated experiences in planning, organizing and coordinating educational support program for college students; (3) demonstrated skill in working well under pressure to prioritize and manage multiple situations and to coordinate these efforts as a part of a multidisciplinary team; (4) energy and flexibility to manage the professional demands of a challenging workload while maintaining positive and healthy perspectives and relationships; (5) collaborative spirit of warmth, acceptance, respect, and trust towards colleagues; (6) demonstrated sensitivity to multicultural issues and proven ability to interact with diverse individuals and groups; (7) self-motivated, self-directed commitment to high professional ideals; (8) excellent oral and written communication skills; (9) experience in college mental health, including crisis assessment, brief intervention, confidentiality requirements, and referral; and (10) experience as a student-athlete.
Duties / Responsibilities:
Develop, implement and facilitate a comprehensive educational program to enhance the personal development and welfare of the department’s student-athletes, which includes, but is not limited to: diversity education (racial, sexual orientation, gender), health education (drug and alcohol abuse prevention, sexual harassment/sexual assault prevention, bystander education, hazing, nutrition), career planning (resume writing, job search strategies, interview skills), and fiscal intelligence (managing money, investing, reconciling financial accounts, accessing financial opportunities). In collaboration with other UNH administration, sports medicine, coaches and support staff, develop, maintain, and monitor a case management system to provide continuity of care and follow-up for at-risk/higher need student athletes
Follow up to ensure that at-risk/higher need student athletes are appropriately assessed, successfully referred, and compliant with treatment recommendations. Ensure that all cases are dealt with appropriately and thoroughly through the duration of the student-athlete’s enrollment
Establish networks and act as liaison with campus departments, groups, and committees to connect our student-athletes to the resources they need. - Interact with SHARPP, OMSA, Disability Services, Conduct, and Counseling Center etc. - Participate in campus-wide committees - Connect with Durham area community to better provide community outreach services.
Work closely with marketing department to connect with the Durham area community to develop and implement community outreach programs such as clinics for children, reading programs, food drives, etc. Plan, market, and monitor such outreach and events for student-athletes to include those specific to National Girls and Women in Sports and National Student-Athlete Day. Develop and manage a system for student-athlete internships and job opportunities.
Maintain competency with respect to knowledge of NCAA rules, ensure compliance with NCAA rules, and report to the Director of Athletics your knowledge of any violation of NCAA, conference and/or institutional rules. Actions that violate NCAA rules will result in disciplinary or corrective actions as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures. Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Salary Information: Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
Percent Time Information (FTE): 1 Grade: 18
Institution Information: The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.
Posting Date: 11/15/2019 Open Until Filled: Yes Closing Date: Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only?: No Interested Internal Candidates Exist?: No Job Category: Salaried Staff (Exempt) Appointment Type: Regular If TERM position provide projected end date: Equipment/Instruments: DOT Safety Information: None applicable
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.