Career Development Coordinator

Posting Details

Job # 036990 Department Code 34207-7036 Department Athletics Job Title Career Development Coordinator Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Some evening and weekend hours required.
Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Evening and weekend hours as needed by the department.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

This position will report to the Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Climate, and Culture. The position will provide one-on-one career advising/coaching for all Syracuse University student-athletes, engage with employers to identify internship and full-time job opportunities, assist in the planning and execution of career programs and events, and create and manage athlete-specific career development programs. In addition, this position is responsible for tracking student-athlete job and internship placement information, and regularly synthesizing and communicating that information to the Associate Athletic Director for Diversity, Climate, and Culture. This position will work closely with Syracuse University career center and each school and college career advisors to collaborate and exchange information.


Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.

At least 2 years of experience in student-athlete career development or similar experience.
• Working knowledge of NCAA rules and policies.
• Experience with Microsoft Office products.
• Must be willing and able to be flexible with hours, including work evenings and weekends.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Ability to develop relationships with a diverse student-athlete population.

• Strong technology skills particularly familiarity with database programs and CRM tools.

• Proficient in public speaking and event planning and facilitation.

• Ability to interact with individuals of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds is critical.

• Ability to manage project budget and expenses.


Coordinate and facilitate student-athlete career exploration and development.

Create programming that engages university alumni, former student-athletes, and local and national employers.

Create programming that consists of informational interviews, immersion programming, and mentorship opportunities.

Establish formal internship opportunities and create a searchable database of all internship and job postings.

Establish partnerships with local and national businesses to help in the job search of student-athletes.

Track student-athlete job and internship placement information, and regularly synthesizing and communicating that information.

Collaborate with Syracuse University Schools and Colleges to support student-athletes in their career development.

Meet with prospective student-athletes and their families during official and unofficial visits to campus to discuss the goals, vision, expectations, and philosophy of the career services program and the University.

Assist in nominating student-athletes for appropriate academic awards and scholarships. Perform other department-wide student-athlete support services as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link Job Posting Date 05/05/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants

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