Program Director, Student-Athlete Career Development
University of Maryland-College Park
September 19, 2018
College Park, Maryland
Full-time - Experienced
The Program Director, Student-Athlete Career Development will provide program management and coordination concerning career development initiatives for student-athletes. This position is designed to manage the Gossett Fellows Program and InTERPship Academy; recruit employers and student-athletes for participation in both; assist student-athletes with job placement; promote and secure internships, experiential and employment opportunities utilizing resources within the Office of Career Services and the M Club; oversee and implement the Terps Career Network; serve as the liaison to the University of Maryland’s Career Services Center and the Athletic Department’s M Club; host educational career seminars and networking events for student-athletes, and provide regular communication through the job posting board and Career Corner updates and perform other duties as assigned.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 124060. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references. More information on Maryland Athletics can be found at www.umterps.com.
Best Consideration Date: Apply by September 24, 2018.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Education: Master’s degree required in higher education, sports management, student affairs or related field.
Experience: One (1) to three (3) years in student development in a NCAA Division I program.Demonstrated experience developing and implementing a mentor program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to develop and implement strategic initiatives for effective career preparation.
Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills; and excellent oral and written communication skills; The ability to manage competing priorities, handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, and complete assignments on time.
Ability to work collaboratively and to maintain effective interpersonal relationships with coaches, student-athletes, staff, university and external constituents.
Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment, and problem-solving techniques.
Knowledge of NCAA rand Big 10 Conference rules and regulations governing student-athlete.
Demonstrated experience in using social media to support educational and outreach initiatives.
Knowledge of, and/or experience assessing current and future project expenses, making appropriate expense projections, purchasing recommendations/decisions, budget recommendations.
Internal Number: 124060
About University of Maryland-College Park
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.