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Assistant Director of Player Engagement / Football

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Athletics and Coaching

Job Description

The Virginia Tech Department of Athletics embraces the core value of diverse and inclusive communities and respects the educational benefits of diverse ideas, peoples, and cultures in order to contribute to the equitable inclusion and just engagement of the world's communities. Guided by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), the Virginia Tech Department of Athletics is committed to fostering a culture that accepts, affirms, and values all individuals and their unique contributions to the department, university, and broader community. We are committed to attracting and retaining student-athletes, coaches, and staff from diverse backgrounds while also fostering an inclusive educational and work environment free from any discrimination based on age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

The Assistant Director of Player Engagement / Football is responsible for assisting the Director of Player Engagement / Football in preparing student athletes for personal, academic & athletic development/engagement success & community involvement. The position reports to the Director of Player Engagement / Football, Chief of Staff / Football & will work directly with the Director of Football Operations. This role is responsible for adhering to all department & university policies & procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws & interpretations of the Atlantic Coast Conference [ACC] & National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA].

Required Qualifications

Master's degree and/or bachelor's degree with relevant experience working in collegiate athletics or similar field.
Knowledge of programming & academic success within a collegiate athletic program.
Experience in working with &/or providing support to a diverse student-athlete population.
Robust organizational skills with the ability to independently handle multiple tasks.
Strong interpersonal, oral & written communication skills.
Limited experience in planning & managing high quality events & programs.
Requires non-standard working hours, evening, night & weekend work.
Commitment to diversity.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant experience working with student-athlete development &/or academic support services within intercollegiate athletics.
Experience in a Division I Power 5 football program, including the recruitment of student athletes.
Experience establishing relationships with community members, etc.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience.

Review Date

July 4, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Stuart Cochranat stuart@vt.eduduring regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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