Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Development
University of North Texas
Location: Denton, Texas
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Operations - Academic Support
Operations - Administrative Support
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: S6464P
UNT competes as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Conference USA. North Texas’ athletic programs are classified as NCAA Division I, the largest and highest division among all colleges and universities. The 46,000 square-foot Athletic Center located off South Bonnie Brae Street is the centerpiece of North Texas athletics. Athletics strives to conduct a competitive athletics program that promotes faculty, staff, student and community affiliation and participation with the North Texas Athletics. Provide facilities which attract the highest level of talent and allow student-athletes to perform at the highest level in practice and during competition.
Reporting to the Executive Senior Associate AD for Leadership & Culture Development, the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development will contribute to the mission and vision around holistic support of Mean Green student-athletes. This position’s primary oversight includes managing all professional development support and employer/alumni relations.
- Lead the operations, planning and execution of professional development events that equip student-athletes with knowledge and skills to successfully prepare for a future career. Create and expand exposure opportunities through employer site visits and an annual career tour to outside cities.
- Coordinate career counseling services to included resume/cover letter coaching, career game-planning, networking support, interview preparation, and transition resources and services. Remain updated on current trends and best practices in career services and workforce development
- Initiate, foster, and retain employer/alumni relationships in a variety of career fields to facilitate involvement in program, job shadow opportunities, internships, and career placement for student-athletes. Build, foster and maintain strong relationship with UNT Career Services and promote career coaching services, support and events for all students.
- Provide support and connections for internships, graduate school, professional training programs, and employment post-graduation. Facilitate and manage Trey Athletes Athlete Transition Program.
- Design, edit and prepare Student-Athlete Development informational and promotional materials for both internal and external constituents. Manage and promote the Mean Green for Life Network, sharing program updates and connecting student-athletes to alumni/job opportunities.
- Provide consistent and frequent communication, both written and verbal with administration, staff, and coaches regarding professional advancement programs and services in order to gain support and maintain buy-in.
- Analyze methods of data collection and program success measurements. Create systems where needed.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor or Athletics leadership that supports the department mission of Building Champions and Preparing Leaders, including but not limited to assisting with recruiting visits, program presentations, and support of other ELEVATE programming areas.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Bachelor’s Degree in in related field and three years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience
The University of North Texas System is a publicly funded institution with five locations in one of the nation’s 10 largest metro areas. Almost 10,000 faculty, staff and student workers are employed in the cities of Dallas, Denton and Fort Worth.Many employees are recognized scholars and teachers whose work supports student success, creates healthier communities and serves the needs of the North Texas region and beyond. Many are skilled staff whose contributions are in administration, maintenance and construction, food service, computer technology, and finance and accounting, among others.