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Beyond Sparta Coordinator

San Jose State University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2023

Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Development, the Beyond Sparta Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the oversight and implementation of the transformative program, Beyond Sparta, which is focused on the development of student-athletes by providing personal and professional experiences beyond their sport. The Beyond Sparta Coordinator will assist with providing a diverse array of programming surrounding campus, community, and career development; centered around identify outside of sport.

Key Responsibilities
  • On-Campus Engagement
  • Community Service Program
  • Career Development Program
  • Beyond Sparta Communication, Education & Data Collection Platforms
  • Social Media/Communication
  • Serve as advisor for Student Athlete Affinity groups
  • On-Campus Recruiting
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to promote and foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment and support for student-athletes
  • Working knowledge of basic principles of individual and group behavior, and techniques and methods of interviewing students for the purposes of holistic mentorship and support
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well collaboratively, while also being direct in a professional manner
  • Knowledgeable in industry standards and trends related to student-athletes
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills
  • Detailed knowledge of campus partnership opportunities in a four-year university setting
  • Ability to maintain critical University, CSU and other professional relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, staff, faculty and other members of the community in a professional manner
  • Ability to represent the SJSU Department of Athletics with professional and diplomatic decorum
  • Ability to create meaningful opportunities for community engagement and manage all community outreach/engagement requests
  • Ability to maintain the Beyond Sparta application/student-development software, the content that it holds, and the impact it has on career development opportunities, communication, and networking
  • Knowledge in fostering a culture of volunteerism and lifelong civic engagement
  • Demonstrated commitment to the student-athletes and ensure that they are empowered to succeed athletically, academically, and socially
  • Knowledge of and proficiency in CSU, University, NCAA, and Mountain West Conference/conference affiliate rules and regulations
Required Qualifications
  • Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field, including or supplemented by upper division or graduate coursework in counseling techniques, interviewing, and conflict resolution where such are job-related and three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience; A master’s degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree
  • Two years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience in a Division I Athletic Program


Classification: Student Services Professional III
Anticipated Hiring Salary: $5,084/month
CSU Salary Range: $5,025/month - $7,159/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: January 26, 2023 through February 8, 2023 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

University Personnel

CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at .

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at .

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: January 26, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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