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Job Title: Student-Athlete Development Assistant
Company Name: Bucknell University
Location: , PA US
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 04/16/2019
Expire Date: 06/20/2019
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Job Description
Student-Athlete Development Assistant
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.

Responsibilities include:

• 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.

About Bucknell

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.

The Community

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
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