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Assistant Athletic Director – Sport Administration
The University of Delaware
Under the limited direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Services & Sport Administration, position will be responsible for all facets of sports administration for UD Athletics’ 21 varsity athletics programs. The incumbent will lead the creation, execution and metrics of success for each varsity program’s vision planning, strategy and ongoing assessment efforts, in collaboration with each Head Coach. This includes but is not limited to: working with head coaches on program strategy and metric of success, supervision and evaluation of coaches, monitoring budget and NCAA compliance, and working with the head coach to create and manage an environment conducive to both academic and competitive success.
The Assistant Athletic Director is responsible for fostering a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness throughout all levels of the organization, including but not limited to, staffing, recruitment, team culture, and communications.
Interactions are extensive, both within and outside the department, including Senior University Administration (e.g., President, Provost, EVP, VP & General Counsel, etc.), Board of Trustees, University offices of the Registrar, Student Financial Services and Admissions, all members of Athletics and Recreation Services, institutional representatives from CAA and/or visiting institutions, outside group representatives, parents, alumni, fans and general public.
- Leads the Sport Administration team. This includes providing leadership, setting and evaluating individual goals, developing and sustaining appropriate training, and monitoring primary focus area of team members, as well as assessment and evaluation of processes and leadership within team.
- Summarizes and reports on all team responsibilities and activities.
- Drives a culture of analytics to pursue continuous improvement in all responsible areas.
- Develops and manages a team budget.
- Proactively builds and maintains positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues across campus to enhance the Athletic Department brand and the University of Delaware mission.
- Proactively maintains knowledge of current trends in the areas of responsibility:
o Participating in peer networking opportunities
o Participating in professional education opportunities
o Monitoring trade publications and websites
- In partnership with the Senior Associate Athletic Director, work with head coaches on program strategy and metric of success, supervision and evaluation of coaches, monitoring budget and NCAA compliance, and working with the head coach to create and manage an environment conducive to both academic and competitive success.
- Primary sports administrator for most programs
- Annual Team Planning, strategy, and collaboration with support units to meet program vision and goals
- Identify scheduling strategy for all programs; define creative funding strategies when not aligned with current budget
- Annual Head Coach evaluations
- Annual salary and retention strategy review for all coaches
- Student-Athlete surveys, Exit Interviews, data collection, assessment, and distribution
- Presence around teams, at home events, championships, other team functions such as alumni, donor, or community engagement activities
- Role within coaching searches, new hires, as well as professional growth and development of Head and Assistant Coaches
- Focus and evaluation of program culture and student-athlete welfare within each program, aligning with Blue Hen definition and Departmental vision for student-athlete experience
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s degree preferred in sports management or related field and at least seven to ten years of experience.
- Experience working with Varsity Athletics.
- Experience as a student-athlete and/or coach.
- Knowledge of rules and regulations governing intercollegiate athletics as well as knowledge of overall Student-Athlete experience.
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
- Experience in planning and executing large interactive events.
- Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
- Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
- Employee development and performance management skills.
For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit the UDJOBS website at www.udel.edu/udjobs Job ID 103959
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.