Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics/Student Athlete Development Coordinator
About College of the Holy Cross:
Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 2,800 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
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Under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletics and the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development, this position serves as a dual role; by providing administrative support to the Director of Athletics and coordinating and supporting the following focus areas within Student-Athlete Development: leadership development, career development, community engagement and mental health and wellness.
Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics duties include oversight responsibilities for the Athletic Director's routine commitments, public relations obligations, and traditional correspondence. Assemble and analyze confidential information, prepare reports, internal and external communication documents, and agendas. Coordinate meetings and projects both internally and externally, interface with senior level staff, internal and external constituents, and community officials. Organize department wide meetings and team building events.
Student Athlete Development duties focus on practices and programming that foster the holistic development of each student-athlete while supporting the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development in all facets. Responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations for community engagement within Athletics, utilizing Helper to track and log student-athlete service and opportunities, along with coordinating with coaching staffs and administration. Represent Athletics on the campus Community Engagement Committee, regularly attending meetings and collaborating with the group. Advise the student-athlete community service coordinators, coordinate with the Center for Career Development on signature "Career Crusader" events, and smaller-scale career workshops and networking events. Assist with the creation of required and optional yearly career planning checkpoints for student-athletes. Support the facilitation of the Victory Academy leadership development programming, provide event support for signature Student-Athlete Development events. Facilitate student-athlete affinity group meetings. Collaborate and support short and long-term wellness programming for all student-athletes. Organize and support the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) programming and initiatives through coordinating with the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development and SAAC subcommittees. Manage all Student-Athlete Development social media platforms.
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university. 1-3 years of experience working within intercollegiate athletics or a related field. Basic knowledge and familiarity with intercollegiate athletics and NCAA rules and regulations. Experience as a NCAA student-athlete preferred.
This is a full time, Non-Exempt level position. (37.5Hrs/52Wks)
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).