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Associate Director, Student-Athlete Career Programs
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

April 26,  2013

Job Description:

University of Notre Dame Student-Athlete Career Programs, Associate Director The University of Notre Dame has been named one of The Chronicle's 'Great Colleges To Work For' in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 – visit to see why!

The University of Notre Dame ( is accepting applications for a Student-Athlete Career Programs, Associate Director. The Student-Athlete Career Programs, Associate Director will work with the 750+ Notre Dame Student-Athletes around all topics pertinent to their career development while meeting their unique and growing needs, working around schedules driven by travel, practice, competition, training, and study hours. In addition to schedules, Student-Athletes have unique attributes and skills that come with being Varsity Athletes at a Major NCAA D1 school that the Associate Director must be able to help them articulate to potential employers and graduate programs and speak to their strengths during interviews. The Associate Director will be a key member of the Career Center team spending the majority of work hours housed in the JACC, with one full day a week at the Career Center. The incumbent will fully participate in Career Center activities, programs, etc. with a special focus on Student-Athletes.

The Associate Director will build strong working relationships with the Associate Athletic Director of Student Welfare and Development, the Monogram Club, Department of Academic Services for Student Athletes, coaches, other partners throughout the Athletics Department, and Academic Colleges within the University. The Associate Director will also serve in a liaison capacity between The Career Center staff and the student-athletes and their larger support staffs. Career Counseling and Advising: Provide individual career counseling services with a particular focus on student-athletes in all academic disciplines. Guide and mentor students in career discernment and personal branding (assessments, social media presence, resume and cover letter development, interviewing skills and effective job/internship/graduate school search strategies). Teach appropriate career education courses. Cover proper networking skills, researching industry/career fields, and how their skills and values fit with those employers who hire candidates with this leadership profile.

Program Development/Implementation: Create, develop, promote and manage programs and workshops to enhance career development of student-athlete. Plan, lead and implement Career Nights, Student-Athlete Career Boot Camp programs, and Networking Events with Monogram Club members and on campus recruiters. Assist in designing and teaching courses for credit to student-athlete as required. Create a strong coalition between The Career Center, Student-Athlete Welfare and Development and Academic Services for Athletes: Act as a liaison and team leader to work with these 3 departments to support the mission of career development and discernment among student-athlete. Attend meetings and help students make the connection between the unique and related resources of all departments.

Employer Development: Establish and maintain relationships with employers, working with the rest of The Career Center team to increase job, internship/externship, shadowing, and informational interviewing opportunities for student-athletes. Visit with employers - may include travel with the AVP and Director of The Career Center to meet with Monogram members to identify new opportunities. Develop additional partnerships with the ND Coaching Staff, Undergraduate Advisors and Faculty: Develop strong communication links with coaching staff in all sports and create partnerships of collaboration and program development to serve the unique career development needs of athletes. Initiate new partnerships with Academic Advisors, Department Chairs and other faculty to open new networks of communication and support of student-athlete.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree and 3 to 4 years of experience working in collegiate career services, recruiting or related field. Professional must possess a sincere desire to support the career development of student-athlete in the context of a competitive academic environment combined with high pressure athletic performance in the NCAA. Professional is expected to increase student-athlete' utilization of The Career Center and other student leadership programs at the University of Notre Dame. Master's Degree strongly preferred in a related field. Candidates who have competed in NCAA collegiate athletics with experience competing at the Division I level is preferred. Knowledge of assessments, career development theory, online job search engine/career management system (like Symplicity), personal branding techniques, and NACE professional standards.

How To Apply:

Please apply online at to Job #13051 or visit For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program ( in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search. The University of Notre Dame is committed to diversity ( in its staff, faculty, and student body. As such, we strongly encourage applications from members of minority groups, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who will enhance our community. The University of Notre Dame, an international Catholic research university, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. jeid-98f8982260d204edd587a090d554c3ff.

Additional Information:

The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind., adjacent to the city of South Bend and approximately 90 miles east of Chicago. With 1,250 acres containing two lakes, Notre Dame is well known for the quality of its physical plant and the beauty of its campus. See how you can enjoy the advantages of life in a livable, affordable environment accessible to a multitude of amenities sure to match your preferences. Enjoy them with a University community where a sense of belonging and engagement may be the most cherished feature of all. With many affordable neighborhoods, award winning school systems and of course world-class sporting and cultural entertainment options, there is literally something for everyone here -

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