Director of Student-Athlete Leadership Development
Kansas Athletics, Inc.
Location: Lawrence, Kansas
Required Education: Masters
Operations - Player Development
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The Director of Student-Athlete Leadership Development will assist with the development and implementation of all programming designed to support student-athletes in the areas of leadership development and community engagement. This position is responsible for program management such as the Leadership Academy and Leadership Retreats, supporting signature event such as Rock Chalk Choice Awards and Senior Celebration, handling content on KU Leads social media platforms, and providing technical assistance for the KU Leads unit.
Required Qualifications: • Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university; • Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills and the ability to build rapport quickly with student-athletes, peers, staff, and administrative personnel; • Knowledge or strong interest in diversity, equity and inclusion; • Strong project management, analytical and communication skills; • Demonstrated personal drive and sense of urgency pushing self and others for results; • Must be able and willing to work some early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed.
Preferred Qualifications: • Demonstrated strength in oral and written communications; • Experience developing educational programs for student-athletes and coaches; • Experience designing and facilitating leadership development opportunities; • Experience in learning and development related functions that include management/leadership development; • Experience in coaching or teaching at the collegiate level.
Kansas Athletics, Inc. is a not for profit corporation which was organized in 1925 to foster development of intercollegiate athletics in conjunction with the educational activities of the University of Kansas. Kansas Athletics operates the varsity intercollegiate athletic programs (18 men's and women's intercollegiate teams) of the University of Kansas in facilities owned by the State of Kansas. A major comprehensive research and teaching university with an enrollment of approximately 27,000, the University provides outstanding excellence in education and research.Kansas Athletics is an Equal Opportunity Employer.