The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Career Readiness Coordinator to support student-athletes in various sport programs.
The Career Readiness Coordinator position exists to execute a comprehensive program of career readiness activities and events for student-athletes, coaches, and athletics department staff, and to develop relationships with alumni, donors, campus partners, and employers for the purposes of better preparing student-athletes for meaningful careers beyond their sport. Strategic alignment of unit goals will be developed in coordination with the Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Student Development.
Organize career readiness events and activities designed to engage student-athletes in self-assessment, career readiness, networking, and employment opportunities.
Develop and maintain relationships with campus partners, alumni, donors, employers, and corporate partners.
Promote career readiness activities and benefits to multiple constituent groups.
Maintain detailed records of all activities, events, and participants for reporting and evaluation purposes.
Participate in national and local discussion on career readiness best practices and emerging trends.
Counsel, coach, and advise student-athletes at all stages of career development, including, but not limited to, academic major and career choices, identifying and securing internships and externships, understanding print and online career resources, and networking and job search strategies.
Craft communications, using a variety of tools, to deliver timely information to student-athlete population.
Participate in ancillary activities related to career readiness for student-athletes, including, but not limited to attending regular staff meetings, fund-raising, attending events, etc.
Education: Master's Degree
Experience: At least 1 year of experience working with college students or graduates with regard to: career planning, counseling, development, placement, networking, or human resource management.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of a wide-range of career planning and development strategies. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies and in a diverse community. Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Ability to work with competing priorities. Ability to train students and staff with regard to understanding and applying strategies for improving career awareness and readiness. Ability to gather data, compile information, maintain records, and prepare reports. Ability to analyze and solve problems and use independent judgment to manage and impart confidential information. Demonstrated ability to create programming with attention to inclusivity of diverse populations and constituents. Experience providing career counseling and services to a spectrum of diverse needs and backgrounds.
Computer Applications: Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
Education: Certification related to career assessments and development, such as Strong Interest Inventory, Clifton Strengths, MBTI, etc.
Experience: 4+ years' experience leading a comprehensive program of career planning and development for college student-athletes, including building relationships with employers is preferred.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of NCAA, ACC, and University rules and regulations.
Computer Applications: Familiarity with career readiness and placement software systems preferred.
The successful candidate will pass a background check. Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, search for Requisition R0023911, complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration (please note that all documents can be uploaded into the "Resume" box). For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at firstname.lastname@example.org. This posting will close to applications on May 7, 2021.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary dependent upon qualifications.
Internal Number: R0023911
About University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The University, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a selective public institution known for its teaching, research, and public service. The University of Virginia sponsors a twenty-seven sport intercollegiate athletics program, which includes approximately 750 student-athletes.