The University of Connecticut is accepting applications and nominations for the full-time position of Chief Operating Officer. The Chief Operating Officer will work with the Director of Athletics with the overall planning, implementation, administration, direction, and supervision of the Athletic Department. In addition, the successful candidate will provide support to the senior leadership of the Athletic Department and assist the Director of Athletics in the management of all Division sport programs.
Responsibilities will also include: performance of all duties and functions of the Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) for the NCAA and Conference membership matters; work closely and provides supervision of the unit heads of Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, Sports Performance, Operation/Facilities and Grounds, Equipment Services, Athletic Business Office, Compliance and Academic Services (SASP, Student-Athlete Success Program); assists with pertinent administrative matters and the development of respective unit budgets; has direct involvement over personnel decisions involving the reporting units including hiring, evaluations, promotions and training; provide day-to-day leadership and oversight of capital projects; and perform additional duties and special projects as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; eight to ten years of experience working in a Division I Athletic Department, a Division I Conference Office, and/or the NCAA; prior experience as a Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) at a Division I Institution or Conference; demonstrated working knowledge of NCAA regulations; and excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree or advanced degree; combination of eight to ten years of experience in a senior administrative position as an Associate Athletic Director, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Deputy Athletic Director, Chief Operating Officer, and/or Director of Athletics in a Division I Athletic Department, a Division I Conference Office, and/or the NCAA; prior responsibility for sports program administration; prior experience in the review and compliance of Title IX and gender equity issues; prior experience in the administration, oversight and supervision of sport performance units such as sports medicine, athletic training and strength and conditioning; and experience with facility master planning and the design and construction process of athletic facilities.
Salary: commensurate with experience.
Candidates should submit letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references to: UConn Jobs, http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018613)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on June 19, 2018
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
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