As a member of the Student-Athlete Development team the Life Skills Coordinator develops and executes a comprehensive NCAA Life Skills Program for NAU student-athletes in partnership with Northern Arizona University faculty and staff. The Life Skills coordinator will focus on assisting student-athletes in acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge to become independent and successful in both University life and after graduation.Statement of Duties and Responsibilities: Assists in the development, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive Life Skills program focused on academic excellence, athletic excellence, personal development, career development and community service. Develops and coordinates various life skills seminars for student-athletes. Develops, implements and monitors community outreach programs based on department wide and team specific objectives and interests. Implements the use of Helper Helper application for tracking volunteer hours and community service. Develops and manages a system for Career Development that may include student-athlete internships and job opportunities in partnership with Career Services. Assists with Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and annual SAAC events. Assists with and plans student-athlete events and schedules annual speakers to address SA personal development. Participates on campus-wide committees related to student well-being when appropriate. Communicates regularly with student-athletes via Social Media, e:newsletter as appropriate. Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems. Complies with all NCAA, NAU State and University policies. The responsibilities above describe the general content and requirements of this position and are not an exhaustive statement of duties. Other duties may be assigned. Specific tasks or responsibilities are documented in the coordinator’s performance objectives as outlined by the immediate supervisor or manager.
Two years of experience, related to the statement of duties and responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience working in an athletics department or directly with NCAA student-athletes
Northern Arizona University has a student population of approximately 29,000, including more than 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU c...arefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
The Northern Arizona University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 15 men's and women's NCAA Division-I programs with more than 350 student-athlete participants. The university is a member of the Big Sky Conference for all sports with the exception of women's swimming and diving, which competes in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Last year, all 15 sport programs exceeded NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR).
NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.