Operations, Operations - Academic Support, Operations - Compliance, Operations - Player Development
4 Year Degree
The Coordinator for Diversity, Inclusion and Student-Athlete Success position is a two-year appointment. This position, which is funded through the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant Program, will serve in a leadership position to assist in the development of programming to promote success and retention of student-athletes, with a particular focus on underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will also foster greater integration between athletics and other on campus departments for issues related to diversity and inclusion. This appointment will work August 1 to May 31 each year. Salary: $23,660/year with benefits, and an annual $3,000 professional development stipend.Responsibilities include:• Develop and coordinate student-athlete development programs and initiatives, which will emphasize academic excellence, foster an inclusive and respectful culture, leadership development and the overall student-athlete well-being.• Develop and coordinate programs that support University and Department diversity and inclusion initiatives and other transformational culture building services. May include diversity dialogues, action learning experiences, student-athlete and staff events and activities, diversity round tables, mentoring programs, cultural interventions and coaching services.• Benchmark best practice programs related to diversity, culture, and inclusion.• Serve as a co-advisor with the Assistant Athletics Director to the UWRF Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.• Serve as a liaison with departments both on-campus and external agencies, as it relates to academics and/or personal issues that directly impact student-athlete welfare & development. • Refer student-athletes in need to the appropriate department/agencies to ensure that proper support is given. In conjunction with the Assistant Athletics Director, identify and monitor at-risk student-athletes, while facilitating and/or coordinating the appropriate academic support needs. • Serve as an integral part of the athletic administration team and contribute to the department’s continued endeavors of increasing athletic integration across campus, while providing a supportive academic experience.• Assist in the implementation of a comprehensive NCAA compliance program with the Assistant Athletics Director with special attention given to NCAA and WIAC eligibility standards for student-athletes.• Assist student-athletes transition into the college environment, while ensuring student-athlete development needs are addressed and met throughout their career at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.• Perform other duties as assigned related to the operation of the Falcon Athletics program.Interested applicants can apply at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/postings/3170.
• Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred • Minimum of two years related experience (may be as a graduate assistant) working in college athletics or experience in designing and/or implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives • Strong leadership skills as they relate to building relationships • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Ability to communicate and organize with student-athletes within the rules and regulations of UWRF, WIAC and NCAADIII • The successful candidate must be an ethnic minority and/or a female as per the NCAA Division III Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant guidelines. For the purposes of the grant, racial ethnic minorities are described pursuant to the Federal guidelines of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Additional Salary Information: Annual $3,000 professional development stipend
The University of Wisconsin River Falls, a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located in scenic west central Wisconsin, 30 miles from the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic cities of Minneapolis and St Paul. Year-round arts, cultural and recreational events are easily accessible from River Falls. UWRF's 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students pursue degrees in four colleges: Arts and Sci...ences, Education and Professional Studies; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.The University provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunity for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued. More information about UWRF can be found at: http://www.uwrf.edu/workhere/.