The USF Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is an integral part of USF and its mission by sponsoring a diverse and nationally competitive Division I athletic program. The program serves several significant constituencies, including its student-athletes, who are students first. The most important priority of the program is the progress of the student-athletes toward graduation. Other priorities include the health, fitness and emotional development of student-athletes at USF.
Intercollegiate Athletics provide a sense of collegiality, allegiance, and pride for students, staff, faculty, alumni, boosters and the greater Tampa Bay community at large and serves as a focal point for their support. Within the framework of competitive excellence, Intercollegiate Athletics at USF are also a contact vehicle leading supporters to a greater awareness of the University's mission, academic programs and prominence as an educational institution.
Reporting directly to the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Enhancement, this position's primary responsibility is to facilitate athletics Community Involvement programming, social media and communications planning for the unit, and student-athlete honors and awards. This position also coordinates and assists with special events and workshops in other areas of the Student-Athlete Enhancement unit such as career development, leadership, personal enhancement. Adheres to all NCAA, Conference, and institutional rules and regulations.
Community Involvement - Coordinates all community outreach and involvement opportunities for student-athletes and staff. Develops standard and easily accessible weekly community outreach opportunities with campus partners. Creates and coordinates a sustainable community outreach program such as online reading, etc. Directs and coordinates the annual department-wide community event entitled A Day in Green and Gold. Collaborates with compliance and external staff to review, coordinate, fulfill, and track all internal and external promotional activity request and donation request forms.
Additional Areas of Student-Athlete Enhancement - Serves on relevant campus and community committees as appropriate to support efforts and collaborations associated with primary oversight areas. Promotes and assists with recruiting efforts for sport teams and coaches as appropriate. Assists with events, classes, and workshops for additional areas of Student-Athlete Enhancement falling outside of primary oversight while maintaining efficiency across the unit. Serves as primary liaison collaborating with athletic academic services to coordinate the Summer Bridge program. Provides coordination and oversight for annual consults with student-athletes.
Social Media and SAE Communications - Develops, updates, and maintains a comprehensive social media and communication plan for the Student-Athlete Enhancement unit. Utilizes TeamWorks, email, Microsoft Outlook Calendars, social medias, etc. to promote and schedule all critical student-athlete enhancement programming and communications. Collects, creates, and compiles a weekly update for departmental communications, as well as comprehensive semester recaps and annual reports for departmental and external communications.
Student-Athlete Honors and Awards- Organizes, updates, and communicates regarding all student-athlete honors and awards with tact and timeliness. Works with appropriate staff to nominate deserving student-athletes. Assists student-athletes with completion of nominations. Writes letters of recommendation when necessary. Tracks student-athlete nominations, selections, and honorees to compile a comprehensive annual report to summarize honors and awards each year.
Creativity and Innovation - Researches, identifies, gains approval, and implements innovative ideas to keep all programming within direct oversight relevant and on the cutting edge within the field. Rethinks, revamps, reinvents programming as appropriate while maintaining core values and goals. Effectively communicates new ideas and brainstorming with staff and supervisor.
Performs other duties as assigned.
This position requires a Bachelor's degree, with at least one year of experience in a student affairs or student personnel position; or a Master's degree in Higher Education, College Student Personnel, or Sports Recreation Administration. Work experience may not be substituted for the Bachelor's degree requirement for this position.
Master's degree in Higher Education or College Student Personnel or other related field. Direct experience working in college athletics and student-athlete services; experience working with a diverse population of college students; experience working with a diverse constituent base (e.g. student-athletes, faculty, administrators, alumni, community members); experience with program oversight and/or development; experience working within a team; experience developing and facilitating training programs; experience with event planning.
Background and experience working with diverse populations, preferably athletic environments. Ability to facilitate and/or teach college students. Event planning experience. Community Outreach knowledge and experience.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida’s spectacular west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities.
At the heart of USF is a vibrant, diverse and engaged student body. More than 47,000 students are enrolled in the USF System, a system of three separately accredited institutions – USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee – with an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. The university’s main Tampa campus is home to USF Health, including the College of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy.
With over 230 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine, there’s something for everyone at USF. The university offers a dynamic learn...ing environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success. More than 2,000 distinguished scholars, researchers and expert teachers, nearly all holding PhDs or the highest degrees in their fields, make up the USF faculty – including the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year.
USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference, with 19 men’s and women’s varsity teams competing at the NCAA Division I Level. New facilities for practice and competition, along with a completely renovated USF Sun Dome, put the university’s athletic facilities on par with virtually every top program in the country. For more information about USF please visit: http://www.usf.edu or http://www.gousfbulls.com
Working at USF
With more than 16,000 employees in the USF System, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region. At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees. We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefits package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program, generous leave programs, etc.