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Student-Athlete Development Coordinator

Stanford University

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Student-Athlete Development Coordinator
Athletics, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 7501
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: F
Requisition ID: 92595

Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation:

Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 128 NCAA championship titles, won the Women's Capital One Cup four of the last five years, and have brought home the Learfield Director's Cup for 25 straight years. We also support the university's physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the DAPER culture, “The DAPER Way,” which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage, and Work Cohesively.

Are you ready to inspire champions? If yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you!

The Student-Athlete Development Coordinator is a member of the Academic Services and Student-Athlete Development team (DASH). Reporting to the Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development, the Student-Athlete Development Coordinator will organize, execute, and evaluate student-athlete programming, events, and initiatives necessary to achieve Objective 1 of the DAPER strategic plan: “Develop in our student- athletes skills and qualities that lead to success and fulfillment in life.”

This position will play an integral role in development and enhancement of signature offerings for the Student-Athlete Development unit, supporting the student-athlete experience from matriculation to graduation. The SA-D Coordinator will lead the units' efforts in expanding career services support, have direct oversight of the student-athlete engagement groups, produce student-facing communications, and assist the Assistant AD in the execution of additional developmental programming as appropriate.

Your responsibilities include:
  • Organize, execute, and evaluate all student-athlete offerings including signature events (e.g. New Student-Athlete & Family Welcome, Senior Send-Off) career readiness opportunities (e.g. alumni-industry panels, career fair), and additional developmental initiatives (e.g. trainings, workshops, courses).
  • Oversee, advise, and support the development and ongoing success of student-athlete engagement groups that foster a sense of inclusion and belonging; engagement groups include but are not limited to SAAC: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee; Cardinal House; CardinalBLCK; Cardinal RHED; Cardinal Pride; Cardinal Community; SEA: Social Events for Athletes; AIMS: Athletes In Medicine at Stanford; SAS: Student-Athletes for Sustainability
  • Assist with mandatory NCAA, Pac-12, and California state education including sexual violence prevention
  • Collaborate with campus partners (Career Education, DAPER Development, Stanford Alumni Association) to enhance and expand career services offerings, including the student-athlete career fair
  • Manage resources that encourage and support student-athlete alumni networking and mentorship opportunities
  • Partner with Pac-12 peer institutions in promoting opportunities and collaborating on programming directly support the Stanford student-athlete experience
  • Coordinate with campus partners in the execution of the Athlete Civic Engagement (ACE) program
  • Develop and produce student-facing communications, including maintenance of social media, website, and online platforms as appropriate
  • Advise students on a range of issues including career planning, identity development, community standards, intergroup communication and dialogue, accessibility, and more to assist them in making appropriate choices and decisions
  • Provide consulting advice to internal and external organizations; act as subject matter expert in student services, campus climate issues, and pertinent student-athlete challenges

To be successful in this role, you will have:
  • Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience
  • Knowledge and familiarity with intercollegiate athletics, especially NCAA rules and regulations, is strongly desired
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences including student­-athletes, coaches, administration and University staff
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, and customer service skills
  • Nuanced understanding of issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Relevant computer systems/technology experience including a solid understanding of social media
  • Ability to learn and understand compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.

DAPER's Integrity:

This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford's intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for ensuring that his/her/their involvement with Athletics Department activities maintains the integrity of the University's reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.

Why Stanford is for you:

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

* The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Change the world. And yourself.

Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.

We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. 

At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment.

Stanford Facts at a Glance

Opened 1891

Student Enrollment

  • Undergraduates: 6,980
  • Graduates: 8,897


  • 8,180 contiguous acres in six governmental jurisdictions
  • Nearly 700 major buildings
  • 97% of undergraduates live on campus


  • 5,300 externally sponsored projects
  • $1.33 billion total budget


  • 2,043 faculty members
  • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

Stanford University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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