Operations, Operations - Academic Support, Operations - Player Development
4 Year Degree
The University of Saint Joseph (CT) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Director for Student-Athlete Success. This is a 10 month internship during the 2021-22 academic year funded through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority & Women's Internship Grant program. This position will provide the intern with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the management of the day-to-day operations of a college athletic department.
The Director for Student-Athlete Success will be responsible for the overall evolvement of the student-athlete from recruitment to graduation - from academic excellence to personal development, professional development and multiple facets in between. This person will implement a comprehensive program that includes leadership and career development engagements geared towards student-athletes and coaches as well. The candidate will build relationships with alumni and encourage engagement with current students to provide mentorship and internship/career opportunities.
This person will cultivate comprehensive student-athlete development programs that address the needs of student-athletes at all levels of their education in addition to providing leadership and actively monitoring the academic progress of 200+ student-athletes representing 15 Division III sports programs.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
-Assist with study hall (monitoring, meeting with student-athletes regarding academic status/assistance, assist with registration, communicate academic progress and standing with appropriate staff, serve as a professional supervisor, monitor and leader of student-athletes).
-Establishes, cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with key campus constituents in an effort to determine needs and collect feedback on student-athlete academic services.
-Provides management in planning and developing multiple athletic counseling programs and associated student-athlete services including, but not limited to, the freshman orientation workshop, housing and meals, study skills training, academic orientation, and various academic and sports-related workshops.
-In conjunction with Career Services, creates career awareness, facilitates career direction and enhances academic performance in an effort to facilitate degree completion.
-Handles highly sensitive information with confidentiality and tact.
-Develops, implements, evaluates and oversees educational workshops and programs designed to meet the academic, athletic, social and mental health needs of student-athletes including, but not limited to, stress management, study skills, speaking with the media, diversity, eating disorders, alcohol dependence prevention, hazing, violence and Title IX.
-Works closely with the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance to facilitate and resolve eligibility issues and support academically high-risk student athletes.
-Attend open houses/accepted students day/other admissions events
-Cultivate student-athletes as nominees for prestigious awards and scholarships
-Assist with SAAC.
-Assist in planning awards banquets.
-Assist in planning leadership forums.
-Assist with diversity and inclusion events.
-Plan and implement community service events.
-Prepares the NCAA Cohort report, annual reports and other ad hoc reports for the Director of Athletics as necessary and/or appropriate.
Bachelor's degree required
Sincere desire to launch a career in college athletics administration
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Additional Salary Information: $23,660 for 10 months. In addition, a $3,500 housing and meal stipend and $3,000 for professional development will be included.
About University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.