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Student-Athlete Development Assistant

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Athletics & Recreation

Bucknell University is seeking applications for a Student-Athlete Development Assistant within the Department of Athletics and Recreation. Bucknell is a highly selective, privately endowed comprehensive university of 3,400 students that is a member of the NCAA Division I (FCS in Football) and the Patriot League for 23 of 27 varsity sports. The University is located in Lewisburg on a 450-acre campus in central Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River Valley. New York City, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia are each within a 3 ½ hour drive from Lewisburg. 

The Student-Athlete Development Assistant will provide administrative support to the areas of Leadership and Compliance/Student Services with an emphasis on academic initiative assistance, communication, marketing, and other areas related to the student-athlete experience. The position will process/monitor the academic tutors and academic enhancement lab, as well as provide organizational support for student certification. In addition, s/he will play a key role in the Bucknell Athletic Leadership Institute by assisting the Director in planning the Leadership Kickoff, Career Networking Event, Leadership Graduation, and overall roster management. The position will assist with various workshops to enhance student-athlete learning off the field.

Responsibilities include:

• Process tutor payments for student athletes.
• Monitor Academic Enhancement Lab.
• Provide support for student athlete certification.
• Assist with assessment communication, data collection, and research initiatives.
• Create quarterly newsletter for internal and external constituents.
• Maintain master calendar of events, deadlines, and programming.
• Maintain and monitor social media accounts.
• Serve as the liaison to communications department for website edits and updates.
• Assist with the facilitation of various leadership sessions and small group breakouts.
• Manage roster application/acceptance and communication for the Bucknell Athletic Leadership Institute.
• Provide event planning support for Leadership Kickoff, Career Networking Event, Leadership Graduation, and various speakers.
• Assist in the planning and recognition of Leadership Awards, including student leaders of the month.
• Assist in the planning of staff and institute member mentoring luncheons.
• Assist with Leadership Institute participants projects and presentations.
• Assist with athletic game day activities as needed.
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
• Contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

All Athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications: 
1. Bachelor's degree or the equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Professional and/or graduate assistant experience in the athletic administration field

Physical Demands: 
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds. Requires standing and/or walking for extended periods of time.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America’s best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

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