Career Readiness Coordinator (Department of Athletics)

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-27
Req: R0023911

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.

Responsibilities include:

  • 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.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $45,000 - $47,000, dependent upon qualifications.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Certification related to career assessments and development, such as Strong Interest Inventory, Clifton Strengths, MBTI, etc.

Experience: Four plus 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.

Please do not forward any applicant materials directly to staff of the Department of Athletics, as only applications received through this system will be considered. The deadline for applications is May 6, 2021. The successful candidate will pass a background check. PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘'Career Readiness Coordinator.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board, 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


    The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/29/2021
    Application Due: 7/28/2021
    Work Type: Full Time