Assistant Director of Career Services for Student Athletes
Location: Elon, North Carolina
Internal Number: 4468141
Assistant Director of Career Services for Student Athletes
Requisition Number: 20122659 Type of Employment: Full-Time Regular Number of Months: Months Employed: Number of Hours per Day/Week: 40 Daily Hours:
Summary Position We are excited to welcome a new member to the SPDC team in a role dedicated to the growth and strategic development of career services for student-athletes. Housed in Athletics, this role will partner closely with Academic Support for Athletics, working with Academic Advisors to understand the unique professional development needs of the student-athlete population at Elon.
Benefits of Working at Elon University As an Elon University employee, you'll join an internationally acclaimed university with a commitment to fostering a thriving community. Ranked among the most innovative, creative and best-run universities in the nation, Elon's personal approach to education extends to employees, whose growth, professional development and success is a hallmark of our training and advancement opportunities.
Elon University's home is the charming town of Elon, North Carolina, a small, friendly community located a short distance from the beach and the mountains, and among the vibrant cities of Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham. In addition to the beautiful canopy of historic oak trees iconic to our campus, you'll find boundless opportunities for family-friendly recreation, cultural events and outdoor activities. Hiking, water sports, fine dining and entertainment are just a few of the many happenings in the Elon area, making the region one of the nation's premier travel destinations.
Employees at Elon enjoy a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes:
28 annual days off, including holidays and vacation.
Immediate tuition remission for employees.
Retirement plan with an 8 percent contribution from the university.
Immediate eligibility for health, dental and vision insurance, along with free acute care and lab services at our onsite Health & Wellness Clinic.
Free use of campus fitness facilities.
Free admission to musical and theater performances, guest speakers, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, entertainment and our Division I Phoenix athletics.
Eligibility for tuition remission at Elon for spouses, qualifying domestic partners and dependents begins at three years of service. After four years of employment, eligibility begins for participation in the Tuition Exchange, a national scholarship exchange program that enables dependents to enroll in nationally recognized partner colleges and universities.
Elon values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. As an equal opportunity employer, Elon's principles of diversity extend to race and gender identity, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and other aspects of one's identity. At Elon, our employees respect human differences, passion for lifelong learning, emphasis on personal integrity and an ethic of service.
Education Requirements Masters degree
Degree/Major: Counseling, Higher Education, or related major Length of Experience: Two+ years of experience providing career, advising and/or programming to student-athletes is preferred. Supervisory Experience: No
Supervisory Experience Detail None
Special Skills or Experience Excellent oral and written communication skills essential, as is the ability to effectively work with student-athletes. Previous work with student-athletes is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date: 08/07/2023 Closing Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
General Purpose of Position Why Elons Student Professional Development Center?
The Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) is Elon Universitys career services office. The SPDC supports the professional development of all undergraduate and graduate students, except for Elon Law. Elon Law has a dedicated team of career advisors located on the Elon Law campus in Greensboro. The SPDC also provides professional development assistance to alumni for a lifetime.
The SPDC works under a hub and spoke model with operations centralized out of the main office in the Moseley Student Center. Each 'spoke' is led by a Senior Associate Director. SPDC has satellite offices in the Love School of Businesss Koury Business Center and in the School of Communications McEwen Building. Its critical for these satellite offices to be embedded in our two largest professional schools. Although staff can work with all students, the staff in each satellite office have expert insight into the industries and fields of their perspective schools.
Currently ranked #9 for Career Services by the Princeton Review, and #9 for Internships by the US News and World Report, Elon University is a national leader in the career services space.
How you will Achieve More with the Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) at Elon University:
This position acts as the liaison between the SPDC and Athletics, working closely with staff in both departments to assure that services rendered are meeting the needs of student-athletes across Elon University. The position will provide one-on-one career advising/coaching for all Elon student-athletes, engage with employers to identify internships and full-time job opportunities, assist in the planning and execution of SPDC career programs and events, and create and manage athlete-specific career development programs. In addition, this position is responsible for tracking student-athlete job and internship placement, regularly synthesizing and communicating that information to the Assistant Vice President of the SPDC and the Athletic Director.
Meet your future team:
The Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) team is a self-motivated and lively group, with an innate curiosity to learn. This team includes 20 individuals who are eager to do everything that they can to help Elon students and alumni. You will report to the Assistant Vice President of the Student Professional Development Center, who oversees the strategic vision of the SPDC for the university. The team works closely together to coordinate efforts and use individual strengths. We enjoy an inclusive environment that is looking for a culture add. We cant wait to see what you will bring to our team!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Providing career development coaching and advising for all Elon student-athletes.Serving as a bridge between Elon Athletics and the SPDC to access appropriate career development resources.Creating and facilitating student-athlete career development programming.Assisting in delivering SPDC programs such as the Job & Internship Expo, the Graduate & Professional Fair and other events held on campus throughout the year.Working with corporate & employer relations team to identify internships and full-time opportunities for student-athletes.Meeting with coaches and athletic administration on a regular basis to identify and help coordinate summer internships for student-athletes.Advocating for student-athletes in SPDC programming.Teaching a student-athlete focused Elon 1010 course every fallTracking employment and graduate school acceptance by student-athletes, collect outcome information and support First Destination reporting.Coordinating communication of outcomes success through presentations, collateral materials or other forms of media.Representing the SPDC and Elon Athletics to develop relationships with alumni and potential employers by attending Phoenix Club meetings and other university functions during the year.Interfacing with Elon Athletics and assisting in recruiting events for prospective athletes and their parents as requested. Demonstrating a commitment to NCAA rules, compliance, and adherence to NCAA regulations.The position will report to the SPDC in close collaboration with Elon Athletics.
Education and Experience Masters degree is required.
Does this position require driving for the university? Yes
Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elons experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs 'Focused on Student Success.' Elons more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.
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Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.