The Director of Student-Athlete Development will be responsible for the development and oversight of programming that enhances the student-athlete experience through the promotion of personal growth as well as supporting student-athletes’ successful navigation of their intercollegiate experiences during their college careers though their post-graduation transition process. This person’s overarching goal will be to provide each student-athlete with the skills necessary to achieve success in their personal and professional lives beyond their collegiate athletic experiences.
This individual will be responsible for creating, planning, and implementing effective leadership, service, professional/career and personal development workshops, events and initiatives for all departmental athletic programs. This includes working with both internal and external partners of the University of New Mexico to promote the comprehensive development of the student-athlete population. This position will provide oversight for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and other activities which reflect the University of New Mexico and Lobo Athletics’ commitment to service programs and to enhancing the student-athlete experience and overall welfare.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Continued development and execution of the L.I.F.E program, a cohesive and comprehensive development program for student-athletes and athletic department staff members ensuring continued alignment with the Athletics Department's vision; Organize career development opportunities which coincide with the academic and career paths of student-athletes with respect to their current phase of education; Oversight of student-athlete specific programming including: *SAAC *Lobos for Change *Lobo Leadership Academy *Lobo Scholar-Athletes Collaborate and partner with Lobo Center for Student-Athlete Success staff regarding ongoing programs to enhance the overall development of our student-athletes; Serve as liaison to UNM’s Alumni Letterman’s Association to facilitate networking, internship, and mentoring opportunities for student-athletes; Identify, implement, oversee, and track community service opportunities for all student-athletes;
Meet one-on-one with student-athletes to provide guidance related to career development and graduate school admissions;
Serve as liaison to UNM’s Office of Career Services to coordinate opportunities for career development, networking, and career fairs;
Participate in the planning, writing, development and implementation of current and potential future grant proposals; Provide various reports for internal and external partners; Performs additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Mission of UNM Athletics
The University of New Mexico athletics is committed to student athlete success and competitive excellence by creating an inclusive environment, through recruiting, developing, and retaining quality people, providing a great fan experience, inspiring community engagement, and serving as a source of pride for New Mexico.
UNM athletics aspires to be the premier institution in the Mountain West Conference and recognized as a national leader in intercollegiate athletics with an international reputation for excellence.