The University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics seeks applications for Director of Player Development—Football. The University of Iowa is a NCAA Division I Power 5 institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference.
Responsibilities: The primary functions of this position include serve as academic liaison with the Office of Athletics Student Services; develop and implement a progressive life skills program in conjunction with Athletics Student Services; assist with orientation, admissions and housing process in conjunction with Athletics Student Services; assist with on-campus recruiting and the on-campus assessment of prospective student-athletes; assist in the acclimatization of first-year and transfer student-athletes to local living environment; manage and develop community outreach efforts; improve and expand mentoring program; serve as liaison with football alumni and NFL players; represent the program at professional, civic, charitable and alumni events as requested; collaborate with coaches and administrative staff within the intercollegiate athletics program to enhance overall departmental operations; other duties assigned by the head football coach and/or Associate Director of Athletics for Academic Student Services.
Note to Applicant: Please ensure your resume/cover letter illustrates the experience you have that demonstrates the level of proficiency required (working) for the qualifications listed below. For a complete definition of the proficiency levels, please visit: http://hr.uiowa.edu/competencies/proficiency-levels. Three professional references will be requested now and at a later step in the recruitment process, additional references may be requested.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Some experience (6 months – 1 year) working directly with a high profile NCAA Division I sports team with under-represented populations, such as football or basketball, in an academic or other organized counseling setting.
Demonstrated working knowledge and ability to:
Work constructively and collaboratively with individuals of diverse backgrounds;
Utilize basic office productivity software (similar to Microsoft Office 365) and online database systems, such as JumpForward, ACS Athletics, Teamworks or Grades First (please specify);
Utilize outstanding oral, written and electronic communications skills as demonstrated through effective and creative presentation/training delivery; public speaking engagements; development of creative promotional or educational communications; and delivery of complex and sensitive information.
Effectively collaborate with a student services operation that supports student-athletes’ educational experiences and retention.
One to three years of experience working directly with a Power Five football program
Demonstrated working knowledge and ability to:
Assist with the development and delivery of effective life skills programming;
Collaborate with campus partners and alumni to create and promote career development opportunities for student-athletes.
Develop and oversee external outreach projects and networking, including community service and alumni relations;
Demonstrated ability to build collaborative partnerships and maintain productive, sustained relationships with clients, patrons, and associates.
Terms of Employment: This is a 100% time, regular position with full University of Iowa benefits. Salary range is $50,000 - $65,000.
Application Procedure: To apply for this position, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and search for Requisition #70597. Only applications submitted at http://jobs.uiowa.edu will be considered. Screening will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
The University of Iowa is a comprehensive public university committed to high-quality teaching, research, and service. Founded in 1847 in Iowa City, Iowa, as the state's first public institution of higher learning, the University enrolls more than 30,409 students and offers several top-ranking programs. Iowa fans enjoy Big Ten and NCAA Division I action for 22 Hawkeye varsity squads, including 12 women’s and 10 men’s teams.