UC Davis Athletics Position Vacancies (3 positions)
(Updated Sept. 4, 2015)
Athletic Academic Advisor
Full-time Career Appointment with Intercollegiate Athletics
$21.14 - $33.82/hr
September 21, 2015
Under general supervision of the Director of Athletic Academic Advising, Student-Athlete Academic Services, administer academic counseling services to 120-150 assigned NCAA Division I intercollegiate student-athletes. Assist in determination of athletic eligibility and administration of intercollegiate eligibility according to current NCAA Division I, Big West Conference, and UC Davis rules. Provide individual developmental short-term and long-term academic counseling services to student-athletes on multiple teams. Advise student-athletes to ensure academic success and graduation. Work with the university's academic units in conveying institutional, college, school, and major requirements and strategies for achieving academic excellence and persisting to graduation. Assist coaches with recruiting by presenting academic recruit groups and meeting individually with recruits and parents. Design and present programming related to academic success, career development, life planning, personal development, leadership, and campus/community involvement. Present academic sessions at Orientation, New Student-Athlete Orientation, and other programs. Work in collaboration with other athletic academic advisors. Complete additional projects assigned by the Director of Athletic Academic Advising.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum of three to five years of full-time experience where the major responsibility of the position was providing individual academic counseling to undergraduate students. Experience assisting students with choice of major, career counseling, study skills, time management, and personal issues that impact academic performance. Understanding of the unique time constraints and pressure faced by NCAA Division I student-athletes. Counseling & advising skills, including skills to plan and structure content and process of individual academic counseling appointments based on student academic history and needs. Familiarity with current NCAA Division I academic eligibility regulations and procedures related to initial eligibility of freshmen and transfers as well as NCAA progress toward degree rules for continuing students. Skills to learn complex NCAA Division I regulations quickly and accurately and educate student-athletes about rules and rule changes. Familiarity with current NCAA Division I rules related to athletic aid, amateurism, recruiting, ethical conduct, playing and practice seasons, and extra benefits. Skills to make initial assessment for appropriate campus or community referrals that enhance student-athlete success. Excellent verbal and written skills to express complex ideas and concepts clearly, concisely, and logically. Skills to multi-task with daily work responsibilities and projects with overlapping deadlines and urgency. Organizational and time management skills. Skills to meet deadlines set by the unit, campus, or NCAA. Attention to detail. Experience designing and presenting effective programs to small and large groups. Skills to collaborate and function effectively as a high-performing member of a fast-paced work team. Skills to operate with integrity in situations that present ethical dilemmas. Analytical and problem-solving skills that enhance student success and retention. Skills to design and produce spreadsheets, memos, reports, presentations and other materials using Word, Excel and Power Point. Skills to learn additional computer programs including FileMaker Pro and JumpForward.
Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in counseling psychology, student personnel, education, sport psychology, sport management, or related field. Established computer skills to use e-mail, BANNER, and OASIS. Working knowledge of developmental psychology, student development theory and career development theory and the ability to apply that knowledge to assisting students with academic, personal and career decision-making. Knowledge and appreciation of issues faced by NCAA Division I student-athletes at the campus, conference, and national level. Knowledge of UC Davis policies and procedures, including policies related to orientation, registration, transfer, readmission, summer school, and financial aid. Knowledge of interpretations of current NCAA and conference bylaws and the application of those rules within the context of campus regulations. Ability to articulate the role of intercollegiate athletics within higher education and the unique transferable skills developed by NCAA Division I student-athletes.
Application Procedure: To submit an application for Requisition Number 03015021 visit:
The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.A.A./E.O.E.
The University of California, Davis is a research university, currently with more than 30,000 undergraduate, Graduate, and professional students. The University of California, Davis sponsors 23 sports for men and women,and
is an NCAA D-I member of the Big West Conference. For more information about UC Davis Athletics please go to www.ucdavisaggies.com.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT - ANNUAL GIVING
Full-time career position
$4,575 - $9,000/month
Final Filing Date
August 26th, 2015
Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletics Director of Development, assume overall management responsibility for strategically creating and implementing plans to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward annual gift donors and prospects. Identify new donor prospects through researching background information on potential donors and developing materials, strategies, and cultivates, solicits and stewards donor prospects. Plan annual donor stewardship strategy and benefits fulfillment.
Responsible for a program to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual prospects capable of making annual gifts from $1,000 to $25,000 and for cultivating a pool of well-qualified prospective donors that may make major gifts (which exceed $25,000) for the Athletics Department's priorities. Solicit gifts primarily through phone calls and personal visits with alumni, parents and friends of UC Davis throughout Northern California with special emphasis on local regions with high concentrations of potential supporters.
Generate unrestricted and discretionary philanthropic support for university priorities and set strategies for increasing annual gift support for Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) through the TeamAGGIE and sports specific giving programs. Prepare oral and written presentations to potential donors and coordinate approaches consistent with department and university priorities and in line with UC Davis and NCAA policies.
In coordination with ICA fund raising personnel, ICA leadership and coaches develop strategies, create proposals and conduct face-to-face solicitations of prospects to secure unrestricted gifts to UC Davis Athletics. Work with volunteers including attending meetings and conducting peer screening sessions. Manage annual fund donor stewardship efforts. Prepare oral and written presentations to potential donors and coordinate approaches consistent with ICA priorities and in line with UC Davis policies.
Fulfils other development responsibilities as they relate to the overall Athletics Development Office. Ensure that program activities are in compliance with University of California and UC Davis development and gift policies and guidelines for Regents and Foundation funds.
Plan, schedule, and implement moderate-sized, comprehensive fundraising projects and programs to achieve annual giving program goals. Serve as primary liaison with Central Development Annual Giving Office to develop solicitation schedule, themes and messaging. Plan and monitor TeamAGGIE stewardship efforts and benefits fulfillment. Demonstrate good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Position is expected raise gift dollar amounts as established at each fundraiser specialty.
Thorough written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective working relationship at all organizational levels and with high-level business and community leaders, as well as deans, faculty, development colleagues, top volunteers, and campus leadership. Highly skilled collaboration and negotiation skills. Thorough working knowledge and understanding of fundraising donor relations and public relations concepts, principles, techniques, procedures and practices, including prospect identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and donor stewardship. Skills to attain a thorough working knowledge of the department and campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure. Thorough knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, etc. Analytical and critical thinking skills, including skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution.
Project management skills, including ability to meet deadlines and plan and execute events. Organizational and time management skills to independently manage multiple fund raising activities and initiatives. Skills to meet or exceed fundraising goals and objectives. Skilled at articulating a compelling case for the support of UC Davis Athletics based on understanding of the mission and culture of a major research university. Active listening skills, including analytical and critical thinking skills, and skill in creative and effective decision-making and problem identification/avoidance/resolution. Professional ethics and discretion; skills to maintain confidentiality and to use sound judgment; high level of initiative, creativity and energy. Skill to analyze data from a wide variety of sources and present statistical information in an understandable, appropriate format. Analytical skills to anticipate/identify issues; compare data to multi-source sets of information to draw conclusions, develop goals/plans for resolution and implementation.
Thorough working knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure
Successful fund raising experience within a complex, major research university setting. Experience and demonstrated success in leadership annual giving fundraising ($10,000 and up). Experience developing strategic relationships with individuals and researching, building and managing a portfolio of donors and prospects with a goal of raising philanthropic support. Experience using a variety of gift vehicles including gifts of securities, in-kind gifts, and other assets and aspects of planned giving.
Experience and demonstrated success in special and/or major gift fund raising ($10,000 and up) in a complex major research institution. Experience using centralized prospect coordination and tracking systems and centralized alumni and donor databases (mail lists, clipboards, event coordination, query tools, etc.). Experience developing written proposals and successfully soliciting gift support from individuals. Experience managing a special gifts program to ensure a high level of effectiveness in raising private gift support for UC Davis.
Application Procedure: To submit an application for Requisition Number 03014874 visit: www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=71488
The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. A.A./E.O.E.
The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. A.A./E.O.E.
The University of California, Davis is a research university, currently with more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The University of California, Davis sponsors 23 sports for men and women and is an NCAA D-I member of the Big West Conference. For more information about UC Davis Athletics please go to http://ucdavisaggies.cstv.com/
The University is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standard of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal
DIRECTOR OF MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD & CROSS COUNTRY
Direct all aspects of an NCAA Division I men’s and women’s track and field and cross country program including student recruitment, scheduling, team travel, practice planning, budget management, selection and supervision of assistant coaches, and administration of the men’s and women’s track and field and cross country program in full compliance with NCAA, Big West, and university rules and regulations. The position includes teaching classes in the physical education program.
The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a Master’s Degree preferred, successful coaching and teaching experience at the collegiate level, and the ability to identify and attract outstanding students to the university. Candidates must have a clear understanding of the student first philosophy in place at UC Davis and the role of a teacher-coach.
Full-time 12-month head coach position in the intercollegiate athletics program and lecturer in physical education. A Collective Bargaining Unit covers the lecturer portion of this appointment.
Competitive within the Big West and commensurate with the expectations of the position as well as the qualifications and experience of the applicant.
The position is open until filled.
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter describing interests and qualifications for the position, a resume, and the names and phone numbers of at least three references to:
Director of Men’s & Women’s Track & Field & Cross Country Recruitment
Department of Athletics
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Attention: Amie Smith/Executive Analyst
The University of California, Davis is a research university, currently with more than 30,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The University of California, Davis sponsors 23 sports for men and women and is an NCAA D-I member with most sports competing in the Big West Conference. For more information about UC Davis Athletics please go to http://ucdavisaggies.cstv.com/.
The University is interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standard of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.