Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
The Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations and Administration (“Sr. Associate AD”) will assist with all elements of administering a championship-caliber NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics program within the highly regarded University Athletic Association (“UAA”) and College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). The Senior Associate AD, under the supervision of the Director of Athletics (“AD”), will contribute toward building a future vision for the Department of Athletics, will supervise assigned staff, and will be the department’s primary administrator in the areas of Title IX, student-athlete health & wellness, and diversity and inclusivity, leadership development, and career planning programs in addition to sports program administrator oversight.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as the direct supervisor for select members of the varsity coaching and support staff. (13 F/T staff) Serve as Sport Administrator for select varsity teams, representing roughly 150 student athletes. Lead departmental efforts in yearlong programming for student-athlete services in leadership development, four-year career development and coordinate the wellness efforts of Washington University Athletics, including, but not limited to, consulting with the AD on matters pertaining to student-athlete well-being (e.g., issues related to diversity and inclusion, use and abuse of drugs and alcohol, sexual identity and orientation, hazing, personal decision-making, body image and self-concept, and hurtful speech); serving as the liaison for the athletics program with various campus committees aimed at wellness and diversity; and developing wellness programming for Washington University student-athletes. Serve on the department’s senior leadership team, including, but not limited to, contributing to the development of a long-term vision for Washington University Athletics; attending, as needed, meetings hosted by the NCAA, UAA, CCIW or other governing bodies; and performing other duties as assigned by the AD. Lead departmental efforts for coaches and staff in diversity and professional development training. Develop the Athletic Department hiring policy to ensure the recruitment of a diversity prospect pool of qualified sports industry candidates. Assists in compiling and reviewing EADA report and other required state, federal or NCAA and conference-required reports. Provide administrative support and leadership to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. This position will be involved in overall strategies and decision-making as member of senior management team. Serves as resource and educational outlet on issues for female student-athletes, including the application of Title IX. Serves as primary manager of gender equity plans within athletics department and implements other inclusive programming to positively impact the student-athlete experience and promote a diverse departmental culture. Oversight of departmental efforts by game operations to host all varsity regular and post-season home contests, including, but not limited to, developing game management protocols; serving as the advanced and day-of-event point-of-contact for visiting teams.
Five years’ experience in intercollegiate athletics, as coach or administrator.
Leadership experience in intercollegiate athletics.
Understanding of, and appreciation for, Title IX in the realm of intercollegiate athletics and the legal and ethical principles of gender equity, inclusivity, and diversity.
Experience in, and appreciation for, NCAA Division III athletics.
Demonstrated success in improving the student-athlete experience through programming
Strong leadership skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Strong judgment and risk management skills
Broad knowledge of various sports, which will allow for effective game/event planning
Demonstrated competency in helping to meet program objectives, working independently, supervising others, and helping to establish program priorities
An ability to communicate with and interact positively with students, faculty, staff, and the broader University community
Fluency in use of computers, technology, and social media
The ability to develop a safe, functional, and welcoming working environment
An appreciation of, and a willingness to adhere to, NCAA Division III rules and regulations
Ability to follow directions and accept decisions
Internal Number: 41055
About Washington University Athletics
Washington University competes at the Division III level of the NCAA and is a founding member of the University Athletic Association (UAA). Washington University sponsors 19 varsity sports and has won 22 national team championships, 204 UAA conference championships and finished in the top 10 of the Director's Cup for 16 consecutive years including top 5 finishes in 11 of the last 12.
Washington University is a private, coeducational university with national and international status as a major teaching and research university. Undergraduate enrollment numbers approximately 7,500.
Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and encourages applications from women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.