Coordinator of Player Development will work in conjunction with and report to the Director of Player Development to assist in implementing personal development initiatives and community service activities, (ie, connect student-athletes with internships for training, work experience and practical skills in preparation for meaningful employment, work with past letterman and corporations to encourage players to be civically engaged in the community, conduct life skills seminars, financial education, work with the Assistant Athletic Director of ASCDU (Academic Support and Career Development Unit) with educational workshops); assist with the transition into the collegiate environment; introduce and monitor T.E.A.M. (Trust, Enthusiasm, Accountability and Mental Toughness); serve as the liaison between student-athletes and internal/external departments/agencies as it relates to player development; refer student to appropriate university departments or external agency and ensure proper support is given; assist the Director of Operations and the Director of Player Development with High School to College Transition; Assist with student athlete housing assignments; Assist with scheduling and implementation of life skill programs; Assist and implement student athlete volunteer programs and other duties as assigned.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 117102. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references. More information on Maryland Athletics can be found at www.umterps.com.
Best Consideration Date: Apply by January 14, 2019.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Bachelor’s degree with previous life skills management, leadership and/or mentoring experience required. Applicant should be knowledgeable about the needs of student-athletes to succeed in a highly academic environment.
A minimum of three years of previous life skills management, leadership and/or mentoring experience preferably with student-athlete development. Knowledge of NCAA and Big Ten Conference eligibility rules is preferred. Preference given to candidates familiar with the collegiate football environment.
Internal Number: 117102
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The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.