Athletics News

June 10, 2008

The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks applications for Director of Player Development-Football. This is a 12-month position with full University benefits; salary commensurate.

Serve as academic liaison with the Office of Athletics Student Services; develop and implement a progressive life skills program in conjunction with Athletics Student Services; improve and expand mentoring program; oversee class attendance; oversee training table meal attendance in accordance with institutional, Big Ten and NCAA rules; oversee curfew checks; assist with the Summer Jobs Program; identify legitimate employment opportunities, match and refer students, monitor and counsel as needed; assist with admissions process; assist with first-year housing; assist in the acclimatization of first-year and transfer student-athletes to local living environment; serve as liaison with football alumni and NFL players; assist with on-campus recruiting and the on-campus assessment of prospective student-athletes; represent the program at professional, civic, charitable and alumni events as requested; collaborate with coaches and administrative staff within the intercollegiate athletics program to enhance overall departmental operations; other duties assigned by the head football coach and/or Associate Director of Athletics for Student Services and Compliance.

Bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) in an appropriate discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Other required qualifications: Superior written and oral communication skills; some (6 months to 1 year) administrative and program experience; demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment; proficiency in computer software applications; and a demonstrated commitment to adhering to all policies, rules and regulations of the University of Iowa, the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA required. Preferred qualifications: Master's degree. Some (6 months - 1 year) working directly with high school or undergraduate students (under-represented populations) in an academic or other organized settings; some knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations. Preference will be given to candidates that can most effectively meet the player development needs of the Iowa football program.

Application Process:
To apply for this position, visit our website at and search for Requisition #55603. Screening will start immediately and continue the position is filled.

The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.