Student-Athlete Development Coordinator
Stanford’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 126 NCAA championship titles, completed an unprecedented sweep of both the men’s and women’s Capital One Cups, and have brought home the Learfield Director’s Cup for 25 straight years. We support nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on 36 intercollegiate athletics teams and also support the university’s physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way,” which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage and Work Cohesively.
Are you ready to inspire champions? If yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you!
Reporting to the Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development, the Student-Athlete Development Coordinator will organize, execute, and evaluate student-athlete programming, events, and initiatives necessary to achieve Objective 1 of the DAPER strategic plan: “Develop in our student- athletes skills and qualities that lead to success and fulfillment in life.” This position will play an integral role in development and enhancement of signature offerings for the Student-Athlete Development unit, supporting the student-athlete experience from matriculation to graduation. The SA-D Coordinator will lead the units’ efforts in expanding career services support, have direct oversight of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and other student programming, and produce student-facing communications.
Your responsibilities include:
- Organize, execute, and evaluate all student-athlete programming, events, and initiatives including but not limited to first year welcome and graduation events, career services, alumni support, and more
- Work alongside Asst. AD to execute on signature events including New Student-Athlete and Family Welcome, Senior Send-Off, and Final Pre-Game Meal
- Assist with mandatory NCAA, Pac-12, and California state programming including sexual violence prevention education
- Collaborate with BEAM, Career Education, DAPER Development, and Stanford Alumni Association to enhance and expand career services offerings
- Oversee Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), providing advising and support to leadership and general members on the planning and execution of events and initiatives
- Coordinate with campus partners in the execution of the Athlete Civic Engagement (ACE) program
- Develop and produce student-facing communications
- Advise students on a range of issues including, but not limited to career plans, accessibility, identity and personal challenges, community standards, intergroup communication, etc., to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions
- Provide consulting advice to internal and external organizations; act as subject matter expert in student services, campus climate issues, and pertinent student-athlete challenges
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience
- Knowledge and familiarity with intercollegiate athletics, especially NCAA rules and regulations, is strongly desired
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences including student-athletes, coaches, administration and University staff
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, and customer service skills
- Basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
- Relevant computer systems/technology experience including a solid understanding of social media
- Ability to learn and understand compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford’s intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for assuring that his/her involvement with Athletics Department activities maintains the integrity of the University’s reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.
Why Stanford is for you:
- Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
- Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
- A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
- A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
- Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 7501
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: F
- Requisition ID: 87452