This is a full-time, two-year internship position funded through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women's Internship Grant. The person in this position will be responsible for providing a framework to enhance academic monitoring of student-athletes while focusing on supporting at-risk student-athletes or those in academic difficulty. They will be charged with developing and implementing programming in the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion for athletics staff and student-athletes. Furthermore, they will develop and implement a comprehensive leadership development program that fosters critical skills in student-athletes.
Mission and Purpose of Grant
This position is being supported by the NCAA as part of the Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women's Internship Grant, which is designed to provide financial assistance to the division's member schools and conferences that are committed to enhancing ethnic minority and gender representation in entry-level, intercollegiate athletics administrative positions. As part of the grant, entry-level administrative positions should include exposure to a variety of the following areas: strategic planning; budget management; fundraising; campus and NCAA compliance; sport oversight; student-athlete welfare issues and initiative; academics; diversity and inclusion initiatives; and staff oversight/management. As per the NCAA and for the purposes of the grant, racial ethnic minorities are described pursuant to federal guidelines as below: American Indian or Alaskan Native (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment. Asian (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam. Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)- and values-based educational experience that keeps students at the center of all its efforts. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 11 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the “Best in the Northeast” from 2017 to 2021. The University’s Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks Arcadia among the top 25 percent in its category and cites Arcadia for being among the “most innovative” and “best value” colleges. Approximately 3,700 students study at Arcadia, with 2,300 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit www.arcadia.edu.
Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
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At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are the foundation of our highly-regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.
All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.
Student-Athlete Success: Reviews, assesses, and supports team-specific academic monitoring procedures. Serves as a resource for coaches in coordinating student-athlete academic support services with campus partners. Creates and leads an early-intervention program for first-year student-athletes to build strategies for academic success. Meets with academically at-risk student-athletes to coordinate a positive outcome. Reviews academic grade reports and develops comprehensive strategies to assist student-athletes in academic difficulty. Represents Athletics on the Academic Standing Committee.
Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: Supports the efforts of the athletics diversity and inclusion designee. Assists in implementing training centered around prosocial behaviors, bystander intervention, sexual violence prevention, and related topics. Develops, plans, and facilitates programming in the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion that develops student-athletes and helps athletics staff support team members support student-athletes. Conducts and leads programming that supports the department's commitment to action around anti-black racism initiatives.
Leadership Development: Develops and implements a comprehensive leadership development program for student-athletes. Fosters the growth and development of critical leadership skills in student-athletes. Utilizes best practices and innovative ideas to develop the character of student-athletes. Promotes, markets, and executes programming and explores additional funding or grant opportunities to enhance the program.
Miscellaneous: Serves as an evening facility manager within the athletic center as assigned, conducts regular walkthroughs of all athletic facilities, and monitors attendance/performance of student workers. Serves as a liaison to several key university offices and programmatic areas within the Division of Student Success, including, but not limited to Undergraduate Success, Academic Development (including the Learning Resource Network, Disability Support Services, and the Writing Center), ACT 101/Gateway to Success, the Office of Career Education, and the Registrar's Office. Assists with overall management and oversight of the Athletics Department. Provides assistance in addressing important matters impacting Athletics and developing strategic goals for the division. Provides event management support and administrative coverage of home athletic events as assigned. Engages with key university staff and offices as necessary for matters related to sport program and Athletics Department. Performs administrative tasks and completes requests for information as assigned. Represents the Athletics Department at conference, regional, and national meetings as assigned.
Contributes to a positive work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Contributes to the overall success of the Athletics Department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Essential Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university is required.
Degree work or demonstrated interest and familiarity in the areas of academic monitoring, leadership development, and diversity/inclusion preferred.
Master's degree is preferred.
Minimum of two years of progressive collegiate administrative responsibility is preferred.
Previous experience working in intercollegiate athletics or related fields is preferred.
Demonstrated leadership, vision, personnel, and management skills.
Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills, whether dealing with individuals or groups, and an ability to work well with different constituents.
Strong initiative, detail, and follow-up skills with student-athletes, staff members, and administration.
Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Ability to set and achieve or exceed goals and meet deadlines.
Ability to learn and apply University policies and procedures to ensure operational compliance and reliable judgement.
General computer knowledge with a proficiency in Word and Excel.
Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Evening and weekend availability is required.
Flexibility with an evolving work environment is important.
Valid driver's license required.
Ability to successfully complete a background check, motor vehicle check, and drug test.
Current CPR, AED, and first aid certifications required.
Training and recertification can be provided if necessary.
Compliance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations required.
Compliance with athletic conference rules and regulations required.