Coordinator Student-Athlete Success

Coordinator Student-Athlete Success

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Posted Job Title
Coordinator - Student-Athlete Success

Job Profile Title
Associate Director A

Job Description Summary
The University of Pennsylvania's Compact 2022 maintains the vision that "as engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities." The Pottruck Center for Student-Athlete Success is the embodiment of this vision within the Division or Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics.

This role will serve as a member of the Pottruck Center for Student-Athlete Success, and embrace the mission and vision of CSAS in supporting the holistic development of varsity student-athletes. Participate in the development and implementation of programming, academic support, civic engagement opportunities and other responsibilities in support of the Center for Student-Athlete Success. This position will be responsible for the management of the academic, mental and social well-being of the Penn football program (servings 130+ student-athletes) along with other assigned sports (serving 30-50 student-athletes). Responsible for programming that will impact the futures of 1000+ student-athletes annually, as well as a highly successful mentoring program that touches hundreds of Penn Athletics alumni. Must ensure that APR, GSR and other academic metrics maintain high levels of excellence. Direct oversight of NCAA, Ivy League and Penn eligibility requirements for all student-athletes on selected teams. This position reports to the Assistant Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Success.

Job Description

  • Academic Services - Serve as primary point of contact for select sports (football); Responsible for APR and GSR staying consistently at the highest levels to ensure that we continue to receive the $250,000 in annual NCAA funding for academic performance; Monitor student-athlete mental health, disability/physical concerns and central academic services, and coordinate proper support for all at-risk student-athletes.
  • Quaker Qualified - Plan, manage and run DRIA's Quaker Qualified program for all sports and 1,000 student-athletes. Coordinate efforts between CSAS, Sports Performance, PAWLA, Weingarten Center, and other various campus partners to provide a first-class educational program Responsible for tracking, implementation, and growth of related programming for student-athletes; Develop and execute a plan for Name, Image and Likeness educational resources as required by PA state law and NCAA rules.
  • Mentor Program - Implementation and execution of Umentor program with all participating teams; Partner with Penn Champion's Club; Manage relationship with alumni mentors and student-athletes; Install new software system and manage CSAS budget allocated to mentoring program (~$25k/year)
  • Athletic Eligibility - Monitor and report on NCAA, Ivy League and Penn eligibility requirements for all student-athletes in football and other assigned sports. Responsible for education of campus academic advisors and eligibility officers on specific eligibility requirements.
  • Budget Management - Responsible for monitoring and requesting budget proposals for the $850,000 Pottruck naming gift to support the Pottruck Center for Student-Athlete Success programmatic efforts.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


BA/BS Degree required. Masters Degree preferred. Prior experience in student development, academic advising, academic services, community service or other related areas. Strong interpersonal skills, team-oriented mindset and exceptional ability to build relationships. Prior experience as a student-athlete a plus. Must be willing to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays as required.

Application Requirement:

A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.

Budgeted Pay Range:

$40,000 -- $45,000 commensurate with education and experience

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Division of Recreation & Intercollegiate Athletics

Pay Range
$36,401.00 - $55,814.33

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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