To effectively serve the Department of Athletics and assist the Head Women’s Golf Coach by performing administrative roles and responsibilities that will help effectively manage the day-to-day operations of a Division I golf program. The success of the program will be evaluated on overall success (conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances), recruiting, retention and graduating student-athletes and community service.
The purpose of this position is to have the necessary knowledge and experience to teach and educate student-athletes on proper fundamentals, techniques and game strategies.
Duties and responsibilities
•Assist the Head Women’s Golf Coach with all aspects of the program including recruiting, official and unofficial visits, practice planning, tournament preparation, student-athlete welfare, academic compliance and monitoring, NCAA, Conference and University rules compliance, fundraising and community service. •Comply with all University, New York State policies and procedures related to budgeting, procurement, expenditures and reimbursements. •Annually attend the mandatory sexual violence prevention program as required by federal, state, SUNY and University policies and procedures prior to or at the beginning of the academic year.
Student-Athlete Welfare, Development and Social Acclimation:
•This position will work with each student-athlete and assist with personal development, considerations for student-athlete welfare and provide a social climate that encourages transparency, inclusiveness and collegiality.
•Responsible for evaluating and recruiting all junior golfers. •Will collaborate with head coach on all recruiting assignments, including identifying, evaluating, and corresponding with all prospective student-athletes, parents/guardians and coaches. •This position will be responsible for creating and maintaining a database of recruiting contacts that will help attract student-athletes who meet the academic and athletic mission of UAlbany. •This position will be responsible for complying with all NY State and University regulations regarding state travel, per-diem and reimbursement as a result of business related expenses.
Academic, Degree Progress:
•Responsible for work in conjunction with the Academic Support Services department to assist with academic and degree progress for student-athletes. This includes, but is not limited to, academic and course scheduling, academic monitoring through class checks, study hall monitoring and organizing study sessions during team travel. •May be responsible for providing educational programs for student-athletes, assist with mentoring and tutoring as needed.
•Will be an active participant in all community service projects.
Fundraising •Active participant in all fundraising activities, as deemed necessary by the Head Coach.
Summer Camps and Clinics •Assist the head coach with organizing and administering youth camps, summer camps and coaches clinics as needed.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of 1 year of coaching experience at the high school level or above, college and professional coaching experience is preferred. Successful experience as a professional golfer or graduate assistant or intern in an athletic program is acceptable for up to one-year of the required experience
Knowledge of NCAA rules
Skills: Strong interpersonal, organizational, administrative, verbal and written communication skills are required. Computer skills with a general knowledge of Word, Excel, Publisher, ARMS software and the ability to learn additional software programs as needed.
The ability to work with people in a multi-ethnic environment is required.
The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those other cultures or backgrounds is required.
The scope of this position requires weekend, evening and possible holiday hours.
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,900 students in nine schools and colleges across three campuses.
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