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Student-Athlete Development Assistant

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

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.

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

Job Duties: 
• 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.

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.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The 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. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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