Job no: 496315 Position type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Athletics & Recreation
The Student-Athlete Development Assistant provides administrative support for new and ongoing initiatives in the areas of academics, leadership, student-athlete welfare, and compliance/student services to support student-athletes in their growth and experience while at Bucknell. Job responsibilities will have an emphasis on assisting with student-athlete development including academic initiatives, personal growth and welfare, career readiness, leadership development, and community engagement.
• Develop content, coordinate programming, and monitor attendance/engagement for student-athlete workshops and events focused on academics, personal growth and wellness, career readiness, and leadership development. This position will work with the Leadership Institute and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. • Provide support in monitoring and educating student-athletes regarding academic services and degree completion. This includes coordination and training of tutors within the department's academic enhancement area. • Serve as referring agent to on-campus resources and offices for support services and programming. • Disseminate informational, educational, and promotional materials for welfare and academic enhancement opportunities and resources. • Contribute to the creation, promotion, and running of various specialty events for student-athletes and/or coaches and support staff. Support the planning, execution, and tracking of community engagement opportunities for student-athletes, teams, and department. • Maintain master calendar of events and opportunities and communicate to appropriate constituents clearly and consistently. This includes serving as liaison to athletic communications for updates on events and web site content along with collaborating on quarterly newsletter for internal and external constituents. • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
All Athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. A bachelor's degree 2. Familiarity creating, facilitating, and educating students in a collegiate setting regarding leadership and welfare initiatives and academic support services 3. Experience using technology for communication (including social media), data collection, and assessment and research initiatives
Preferred Qualifications: 1. Familiarity with engagement programming and offerings through special event planning and communication 2. Knowledge of and commitment to NCAA rules and regulations to provide organizational support for student-athlete eligibility certification process 3. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and work with others 4. Advanced Certifications or a master's degree in related field
Physical Demands: This position may work early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays to accommodate student-athlete schedules.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell's 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.
Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University's main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell's surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
Advertised: 09 Apr 2019 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close:
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About Bucknell University
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.