Skidmore College invites applications for a 12-month, full-time position in the athletics department. This position was initially funded in part by the NCAA Strategic Alliance Matching Grant to enhance ethnic and gender diversity on campus. The Assistant Director of Athletics serves as a member of the department’s leadership team that is committed to excellence and is responsible for assisting with the overall administration of the Department of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation. A demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, work as part of a team and motivate staff in a fast paced environment is necessary. A Bachelor’s degree in related field is required with preference given to those with a Master’s degree (Sports Management or Higher Ed Admin) or equivalent. A minimum of two years of collegiate athletic administrative experience is required as well as a commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy, rules and regulations. Candidates must also have the ability to work nights, weekends and holidays depending on work and game schedules.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to assisting with the oversight, management and maintenance of facilities (including scheduling practices, contests for 19 varsity teams, recreational offerings, intramurals, student groups and outside users); ensuring that facilities are properly supervised, and required maintenance and repairs scheduled accordingly. This position will manage the facility rental agreements during the academic year. The Assistant Director of Athletics will coordinate and supervise staff and students assigned to game management activities including set-up / breakdown of events and Livestreaming events where appropriate. This position is also responsible for promoting attendance at athletic contests and working with student performance groups to entertain when appropriate. Assisting with the coordination of FOSA (Friends of Skidmore Athletics) events and department special events will be required. Additionally, this position will hire, supervise, schedule and train student-workers to work in the Williamson Sports Center.
A Bachelor’s degree in related field is required with preference given to those with a Master’s degree (Sports Management or Higher Ed Admin) or equivalent. A minimum of two years of collegiate athletic administrative experience is required as well as a commitment to the NCAA Division III philosophy, rules and regulations.
To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.
Documents must be attached through the application system. If you encounter difficulty, please contact Human Resources at: email@example.com or 518 580.5800
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About Skidmore College
Skidmore College, founded in 1903, has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence. The College now enrolls about 2,400 students from 47 states and 46 foreign countries. Skidmore offers programs leading to B.A., B.S., and M.A.L.S. (Masters of Arts and Liberal Studies) degrees. The College provides students with a unique environment in which to excel because of its innovative approach to traditional areas of study. Skidmore is highly selective in admissions, co-educational, and academically challenging. For more information regarding Skidmore College, its people, and its programs, please visit www.skidmore.edu.
Skidmore College is located in the historic community of Saratoga Springs, New York. Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train ride, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.