Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services & Student-Athlete Development, the Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development will oversee all student programming and events assembled to enhance the student-athlete experience. This position will take the lead on the programming 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.” The Assistant AD will oversee and coordinate all student-athlete development programming and initiatives including but not limited to: Career Services, First Year Welcome and Senior Graduation Events, Mandatory NCAA and California state programming, alumni relations, and more. The Assistant AD has oversight of one full-time student-athlete development coordinator.
Your responsibilities include:
Manage the student-athlete development unit, including the oversight of one full-time coordinator.
Determine long-term unit and programming goals, execute programming, and analyze effectiveness.
Oversee marquee DAPER events including the New Student-Athlete and Family Welcome, Senior Send-Off, and Final Pregame Meal.
Engage in critical analysis of student and program concerns to resolve substantial issues which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge.
Evaluate and determine recommendations on technology resources, negotiate with resources options and vendors.
Analyze and develop student facing communications.
Manage student outreach programs and relationships with external community and university liaisons. Serve as primary liaison for the Student-Athletes Civic Engagement program with Duke University. Coordinate with other offices including Stanford Athletics Office of Development, BEAM (Career Education), Academic Advising, Student Affairs, and others.
Provide direct advice to students on a range of issues including, but not limited to, career plans, accessibility, identity and personal challenges, community standards, etc., in order to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions.
Manage financial processes and development of budgets for the unit.
Provide consulting advice to internal and external organizations; act as subject matter expert in student services, campus climate issues, and pertinent student-athlete challenges.
Direct the work of other staff; contribute to development of staff training programs.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills to review and analyze complex information.
Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Advanced customer service skills.
Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
Understanding of financial transactions.
Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.