Career Development Coordinator
Syracuse, New York
Commensurate with experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am-4:30pm (summer hours)
Hours based on operational needs of the department. Some evening
and weekend hours maybe required.
Unionized Position Code
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
Master’s degree – preference will be given to candidates with at
least 2 years professional work experience at an NCAA Division I
experience with strong working knowledge of NCAA rules and Career
development theory and practice.
Job Specific Qualifications
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.
- Coordinate and facilitate student-athlete career exploration
- 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.
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
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 www.syracuse.edu.
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
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
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