The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 300 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking a Student-Athlete Development Advisor who will work within the department's Cameron Institute for Student-Athlete Development.
The Cameron Institute for Student-Athlete Development aims to be a national model for athletic departments. The Cameron Institute is guided by The California Way framework, which positions student-athletes to perform to their full potential and thrive for a lifetime. We are currently seeking a Student-Athlete Development Advisor who will work within the department's Cameron Institute for Student-Athlete Development.
Description of Position:
This Student-Athlete Development Advisor is primarily responsible for managing and advising the holistic development of Cal Football student-athletes and potentially another Women’s team. The Student-Athlete Development Advisor will contribute to the recruiting process, work directly with the coaching staff(s) they are assigned, and engage in best practices under the Cameron Institute’s vision. This position’s role also includes providing programmatic support to the Leadership & Personal Development pillar. Support can encompass teaching section(s) of a for-credit course under the Cameron Institute model, executing pillar-related services and initiatives, and supporting Student-Athlete Engagement groups (e.g., Student-Athlete Advisory Committee). The position will report to the Assistant Athletics Director for Leadership & Personal Development.
The Cameron Institute is guided by The California Way framework, which positions student-athletes to perform to their full potential and thrive for a lifetime. This position will help report unique metrics attached to each aspirational outcome and leverage the Cameron Institute’s technology systems to support advising services.
Assigned as Student-Athlete Development Advisor for Football and possibly another Women’s team; works directly within their caseload to advise and develop student-athletes using The California Way framework and Cameron Institute services.
Meets with student-athletes regularly to manage and update their development plans (e.g., articulate signature strengths, develop career competencies, build alumni network).
Provides programmatic support within the Leadership & Personal Development pillar
Contributes to the recruiting process by supporting their assigned team(s). Presents in small and large group settings to provide prospective recruits and their families with a high-level overview of the resources and services available to them via the Cameron Institute and at the University of California, Berkeley.
Works directly with Cameron Institute personnel to align and execute trainings and advising best practices.
Interfaces and works directly with the assigned teams’ coaching staff(s) for communications and performance updates. If necessary, refers student-athletes to medical professionals for complex issues (e.g., mental health concerns).
Represents the Cameron Institute, Cal Football, and Cal Athletics at department and team specific functions, both on and off campus.
Scheduling flexibility as nights and weekends may be required to assist in recruiting and team related activities, including travel.
Other duties as assigned, including professional development.
Exceptional organizational skills, project management skills, and time management skills;
Prior student-athlete development experience;
Highly effective verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present in small and large group settings;
Strong interpersonal skills, including self-awareness, leadership, and emotional intelligence;
Ability to work effectively in teams while also operating independently;
Knowledge of UC Berkeley policies, processes, and procedures;
Experience advising / counseling student-athletes to reach their full potential
Prior curriculum development and teaching experience
Engagement in organizations such as the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Leadership Development training (e.g., Effective Facilitation Workshop, Leadership Academy Workshop)
Advanced degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience/training
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To apply for this position, please go to http://jobs.berkeley.edu and apply for job #18868. Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references submitted as a single attachment with your application.
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
About University of California, Berkeley
The University of California at Berkeley Department of Intercollegiate Athletics staff consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in various sports events annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA).