Under the general supervision and guidance of the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, this position operates with a high degree of autonomy and will provide academic and student-athlete development support in accordance with NCAA, conference, and university requirements.
The Student-Athlete Development Coordinator is dedicated to providing programming and support for student-athletes in the development of their academic, personal, and career goals. This position will devise an integrated plan to include athletic department, campus, and community resources to provide a comprehensive program that fosters the holistic development of each student-athlete. The Student-Athlete Development Coordinator will work collaboratively with members of the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services team and campus community to ensure content of development programming ensures desirable outcomes and goals. This position will focus on high impact practices that positively influence the retention, eligibility, and personal development of student-athletes from matriculation to graduation.
In addition, the Student-Athlete Development Coordinator will coordinate appropriate support services to best meet the academic needs of assigned student-athletes. The position will devise an integrated plan to include tutoring, writing support, time management, and campus resources in order to maximize the student-athlete's academic success. This plan will include regular communication with the student-athletes and coach via in-person meetings, drop-in visits, and email. Weekly progress reports will be submitted to appropriate stakeholders.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related.
Three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. A master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Master's or post-graduate degree in a related field. Two or more years experience working in a Division I athletic department advising/tutoring/mentoring student-athletes. Knowledge of NCAA initial and continuing eligibility requirements. Previous experience teaching in a formal setting to include any of the following: classroom instruction, classroom management, curriculum development, and establishing learning objectives and goals. Previous experience with ACS and GradesFirst.
Proven skills and success in advising, tutoring, collecting and analyzing data, curriculum advising, and program development. Excellent organizational, and leadership skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective relationships with administration, faculty, coaches, parents, student-athletes, constituents within the university, and the university community.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before June 30, 2019, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation.
Internal Number: 6470
About San Diego State University
San Diego State University is the oldest higher education institution in San Diego. Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University. Currently, there are 19 sport programs, approximately 550 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department. The offices include the following: The Aztec Club, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, Corporate Sales, Development, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.