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MOAA Launches Professional Development Mentorship Program

April 10, 2018

CLEVELAND - The Minority Opportunities Athletic Association’s (MOAA) Board of Directors is excited to announce that applications for its mentorship program are now open.  We are seeking members who are interested in participating as a mentor or a mentee in 2018-19.  The deadline to apply is Monday, April 30.

Objective: To motivate, empower, and encourage professionals seeking to enhance their career within athletics. The program is geared to be a support system with the ability to bridge the gap between novice and experienced professionals, as well as developing professionals through a series of enriched learning opportunities

Eligibility: Open to all current MOAA members


  • Mentor:
    • MOAA member
    • Working in athletics (5 plus years of experience)
    • Commit to all components of the program
    • Ability to communicate with mentee on a scheduled basis
    • Provide mentee with professional/career development
  • Mentee:
    • MOAA member for at least 1 year
    • Completion of Mentorship Application
    • Working in athletics
    • Commit to all components of the program
    • Ability to communicate with mentor on a scheduled basis

For the second year of the MOAA Professional Development Mentorship Program, the target number of accepted applicants will consist of ten participants for a total of 5 pairings.

Once all applications have been received, the mentorship committee will review and pair mentors and mentee accordingly.

Applicants will receive notifications at the beginning of May, and the program will begin with a mentor/mentee meet and greet on June 27 in conjunction with the MOAA Symposium.

Mentor Application

Mentee Application

Questions regarding the mentorship program can be directed to Kassandra Garcia (kgarcia@nacda.com/440-788-7480) or Julie Work (jwork@nacda.com/440-788-7468) in the National Office.

About MOAA: MOAA promotes equitable employment opportunities for minorities in the athletics industry through the exchange of ideas, the creation of networking opportunities and the advocation of an increase in employment for minorities in athletics administration positions at all levels of the sports industry. The Association also promotes cultivating a sports environment that supports the values necessary to accept aspiring professionals from all walks of life. For more information on MOAA, please visit www.moaaweb.com. MOAA is partnered with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.