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Director of Player Engagement for Women's Basketball

Company: NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Responsibilities: The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Athletics Department is seeking a qualified Director of Player Engagement for Women's Basketball. This position will report directly to the Head Women's Basketball Coach. The qualified Director of Player Engagement for Women's Basketball will work closely with the Head Women's Basketball Coach, Assistant Coaches, Chief of Staff, Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services for Olympic Sports, and other staff regarding the oversight of Player Engagement education programs (Academics, Life, and Next). The primary role will include developing individual plans for student athletes that focus on all aspects of academic responsibility. Additional responsibilities will include developing programs that focus on the areas of career planning after Women's Basketball, financial literacy, education programs on social issues, addiction issues, and personal development. - Academics o Consult with student-athletes, Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services (OS) and coaches regarding academic performance and progress towards graduation. o Facilitate interaction between student-athletes and appropriate campus and academic resources. o Support student-athletes in finding ways to effectively communicate with campus faculty and administration in order to navigate potential concerns or conflicts that may arise; and o Supplement Director of Student-Athlete Academic Services (OS) by acting as another support resource for student-athletes when developing academic schedules, major exploration and planning, and maintaining progress towards graduation per university, Sun Belt, and NCAA eligibility expectations and requirements. - Engagement o Creating meaningful development opportunities for players and their future career skills. o Create and implement programs that assist current players in making the most of their life and careers after their playing days. o Create and implement programs that draw attention to social causes and how the student athlete can impact the community. o Create and implement programs that educate Women's Basketball student athletes on the perils of addiction and sexual/domestic violence issues. - Support the educational mission of the University and the professional obligation to enhance intercollegiate athletics by providing opportunities to educate students interested in this field. - Provide broad based and specific experience to students through internship opportunities and student worker positions. - Be committed to the compliance process and assist with rules education. - Serve as an ambassador of the University and its Athletics Department to all public entities. - Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: - Exhibit excellent written and verbal communication, organizational, public relations, interpersonal, customer service, and supervisory skills when working with student-athletes, faculty, staff, coaches, and administration. - Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others; commitment to working with multi-cultural populations. - Have strong work ethic and be a person of high integrity and character who shares a commitment for knowing and complying with NCAA, Conference, and Institutional rules as they apply to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Athletics program. - Ability to work extended daily hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed. - Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) from a regionally accredited institution. - One (1) year experience working in athletics at a college/university or comparable preferred.

Keywords: NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), Lafayette , Director of Player Engagement for Women's Basketball, Executive , Lafayette, Louisiana

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