Gonzaga Athletics is looking forward to finding our next Graduate Intern for Life Skills Development! This internship supports the daily operations and functions of the Life Skills programs and reports directly to the Director of Life Skills Development. We are looking for hardworking, passionate, amicable individuals invested in learning and preparing for roles of Life Skills Coordinators within collegiate athletics.
The opportunity will provide the core requirements for Life Skills Development and Academic Support Services that cannot be learned in a classroom. After completing this internship, the intern will be able to apply for Life Skills Coordinator positions across the country and will be well-prepared to deal with the complexities of a permanent position.
PURPOSE: The Life Skills Development Intern will assist the Director of Life Skills Development with the maintenance, progress and enhancement of the Gonzaga Athletics Life Skills Program as it relates to Community Outreach, Personal Development, Leadership Development and Career Development for the student-athletes of Gonzaga University.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Life Skills Development Programming & Event Support – 25%
-Develop and implement comprehensive educational programming for Gonzaga student-athletes.
-Assist in career development programming including workshops, resume building and editing.
-Daily support given to S.A.A.C. Representatives and those participating in the Student-Athlete Leadership Institute.
-Co-instruct the EDPE 195 New Athlete Orientation course for freshmen student-athletes.
-Additional responsibilities of tracking attendance, course evaluations, and guest speaker feedback also required.
Community Outreach Tracking and Record Keeping – 20%
-Coordinate community outreach and service opportunities.
-Manage NCAA Compliance paperwork and record keeping for community outreach.
-Manage PRIDE (The student-athlete development incentive program) scoring and record keeping
Individual Academic Advising – 25%
-Provide academic advisement, mentoring, and support for assigned freshmen and at-risk student-athletes.
-Provide registration assistance to continuing Gonzaga student-athletes each semester during the registration process. -Assist student-athletes in academic planning and major/career exploration.
Multimedia Support – 15%
-Create and maintain multimedia content for Life Skills Development website pages, S.A.A.C. social media outlets, and content for internal and external reporting.
Other/Miscellaneous Functions – 15%
-Learn and perform continuing eligibility checks during each certification period for assigned student-athletes.
-Assist in course registration of incoming freshmen student-athletes for courses each summer.
-Assist with preparation of reports for coaches, staff, the West Coast Conference, and the NCAA.
-Other duties as assigned by the Director of Life Skills Development.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This internship is a fully immersive experience replicating a full-time position in the field of Life Skills Development. In addition to regular office hours, this field often requires night and weekend hours where applicable to fulfill the responsibilities of this position.
Applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree prior to the start of the internship.
This is a two-year program starting June 1, 2021 – May 15, 2023 and is renewable for the second year by mutual agreement between both parties.
TO APPLY: Please email Emma Moon (email@example.com), Director of Life Skills Development, the following information by Sunday, February 21st.
-An unofficial copy of your academic transcript from each institution you have attended
-A current resume
-A cover letter addressing the following (no more than two pages):
a. Your interest in joining the Life Skills Development staff at Gonzaga University
b. The qualities or experiences make you uniquely qualified for this position
c. In what ways do you hope to grow during your two years at Gonzaga University
d. Any other relevant information to this position
-Three professional references that can speak to your work ethic, qualifications, and character
INTERVIEW PROCESS: - All applicant materials must be submitted by Sunday, February 21st.
- The multi-round interview process will take place between Wednesday, February 24th and Wednesday, March 17th. These interviews will be a combination of phone and Zoom with various members of our staff.
- The successful applicant is expected to be identified by Thursday, April 1st.
- This in-person internship is anticipated to start Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (start date can have some flexibility but will need to be discussed ahead of time).
If you have any questions regarding this position, please reach out to Emma Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-313-4282. We look forward to reading your application! Go Zags!
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree; highly organized with attention to detail; strong computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office, Adobe Design Suite); ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet established deadlines; excellent oral and written communication skills.
PREFERRED EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with intercollegiate athletics; knowledge of NCAA rules, regulations and academic requirements; familiarity with computer database systems (including NCAA CA); Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, student development, business administration or sports management.
Additional Salary Information: A monthly living stipend of $1,000 and graduate school tuition will be provided. The successful applicant may enroll in any graduate program offered by Gonzaga University (School of Law and doctoral programs excluded) and is subject to the entrance requirements of the university (successful applicant must be admitted into a graduate program at Gonzaga for Fall 2021). Preferred graduate programs are M.A. Organizational Leadership, M.A. Communication & Leadership, M.A. Sport & Athletic Administration and Master of Business Administration.
About Gonzaga University
Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, Washington, and is a member of the West Coast Conference (WCC) and sponsors 18 NCAA Division I programs.
At Gonzaga we don’t just state our mission, we live it every day as a Catholic, Jesuit, and humanistic University. It is the reason we exist and the foundation for our purpose: educating students for lives of leadership and service. From students to faculty and staff members, everyone here knows what we stand for – and they know how valuable our mission is to the success of our institution.
Our competitive benefit packages are part of Gonzaga’s commitment to care for the whole person. Packages include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, retirement, tuition benefits, and other University-provided benefits.
We also provide numerous resources which help bring balance to the complexities of work and personal life through our work/life and wellness programs.