Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
4 Year Degree
The Associate Athletics Director, Health & Performance will serve as a member of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and report to the Executive Associate AD. This position will direct and administer all areas of health & performance, including insurance coordinator, athletic medicine, sports nutrition, strength and conditioning and contracted medical services including team physicians and sport psychologists.
This position fosters collaboration and cooperation between areas of health & performance to ensure the best services and treatment are provided to all student-athletes.
Serves as the liaison for head coaches on issues related to team and student-athlete performance and policies.
Coordinates, develops, and plans a high performance plan for the department.
Ensure implementation of best practice strategies and programming to maximize the development and performance of student-athletes for 25 sport programs.
Oversees the coordination of the physical therapy and rehabilitation programs for athletic medicine operations as well as the various external medicine providers.
Responsible for researching and developing new and evolving training and injury prevention techniques, technologies and protocols for the university’s sports programs.
Ensures department’s compliance with HIPAA regulations.
Oversees budgets for all assigned programs.
Coordinates the drug testing program for the athletics department.
Serve on NCAA, Big Ten, and University and department committees.
Assist in advancing the department's mission, vision, and strategic plan including its commitment to equity and diversity.
Other duties to be assigned.
The candidate will have direct oversight over the following staff members/groups:
13 full-time Athletics Trainers
8 Graduate Assistants
2 full-time Nutritionists (Dietitians)
1 FTE Sports Psychologists (covered by four different psychologists who are contracted by the athletics department)
The candidate will be responsible to administer and work collaboratively with the following staff members/groups:
Team Physicians (Family Medicine & Orthopedists from UMP)
Boynton Health Clinic
External Medical Providers
Mental Health Experts
Requires a Bachelor’s degree.
Requires 10 years of experience and demonstrated experience of oversight of a notable size department dealing with complex issues in intercollegiate athletics.
Requires extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, technology, and methods of all aspects of athletics performance training; knowledge and experience in principles of athletic training and injury prevention/rehabilitation; and supervisory/administrative experience preferably in intercollegiate strength training programs.
Advanced degree in athletic training, physical therapy, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field.
Gopher Athletics offers 25 NCAA sponsored Division I sports and participates in the Big Ten and WCHA conferences. This position works in a creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged.The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the acade...mic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail email@example.com or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).Background Check InformationAny offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.