Under the supervision of the Senior Associate Athletic Director- Student Services, the Assistant Athletic Director for Career and Leadership will lead strategic efforts to conduct formative research, create a process for implementation, and develop programs in the domains of career & leadership development for three key consumers: (1) current student-athletes, (2) staff & coaches, and (3) former student-athletes. The incumbent will oversee all aspects of the office of Career & Leadership (formerly Office of Student-Athlete Development) including the Career and Leadership staff, one-on-one career counseling, team workshops, and group programs. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting formative research to understand areas of need amongst staff, coaches and former student-athletes and will create and manage programming and initiatives for these constituents. The incumbent will have direct interaction with the National W-Club to ensure that the mission & strategic priorities of the National W Club and the Career & Leadership department are aligned to offer the utmost support to current and former student-athletes in their professional pursuits.
Additionally, the Assistant Athletic Director for Career and Leadership will be required to represent the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at various external functions, including, career and promotional events and will work with marketing, athletic communications, business development, digital content, and video services on athletic department messaging and content initiatives.
Qualifications: Master’s degree required. A minimum of seven years of combined experience in intercollegiate athletics and/or university/college setting working with wide variety of students, athletes and staff in a collaborative effort is required. Preferred experience in career development or student-athlete development Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with persons of diverse socio-economic, racial/ethnic, international, and LGBTQ backgrounds, including knowledge and sensitivity about multicultural issues.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100% Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A limited benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after July 1, 2018. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:55 p.m. CST, June 29, 2018. To apply, please complete the online application here: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/498267/assistant-athletic-director-for-career-and-leadership and attach a cover letter referencing your qualifications and experience, a comprehensive resume as well as the current contact information for three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Internal Number: 94696
About University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship, respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.