Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
•Southern Methodist University is seeking an energetic and innovative Senior Director/Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services to lead the creation of a newly formed department of Student-Athlete Academic Services.
•Reporting directly to the Associate Provost for Student Academic Engagement and Success, this position will set the strategy for all student athlete academic services, manage staff and budget, and serve as a valuable partner and resource for University leadership and administration in Athletics.
•This position is responsible for the following: oLeading and managing the operations of Academic Services for Student-Athletes oDeveloping, managing, enhancing and implementing academic advising practices, policies and procedures to support student-athlete success within the guidelines of the NCAA and University oServing as a liaison to the Associate Athletic Director overseeing academics oCollaboration with academic advising colleagues in a cooperative and productive manner to achieve University Advising Center goals and objectives
•This position must uphold a commitment to integrity and a strong work ethic. Additionally, the successful candidate must display excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, strong time management skills, and a sharp attention to detail.
Minimum Education Required:
The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated success in several areas, including, managing and leading a professional staff, experience managing organizational budgets and finances, and knowledge of counseling and student development theory. A minimum of five years of professional work experience is required in positions of increasing responsibility, including experience in an educational setting advising student-athletes at an NCAA Division I level institution.
Review of applications will begin immediately and full consideration will be given to all applications received by April 16, 2021. The position is open until filled.
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, email@example.com.
About Southern Methodist University
SMU is a private university that employs 2,000 staff and faculty to support the more than 11,000 students. SMU’s tree lined campus is just five miles north of downtown Dallas and offers a unique workplace environment, including historic Georgian architecture buildings, beautiful lawns, landscaped gardens and an exciting campus community.
The range of career opportunities at SMU is as diverse as the SMU community. SMU seeks to attract, develop and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and students. Employees gain satisfaction in
knowing that they are helping, in their own way, to complete the educational experience for a diverse body of countless students.
In addition to being a great place for starting an exciting and rewarding career, SMU’s total compensation philosophy incorporates choice, flexibility, and competitive programs that drive many to join our growing and vibrant community.
SMU employees also have access to resources that enhance their personal and social lives. Whether it’s hearing a thought provoking lecture offered by the SMU Distinguished Tate Lecture Series or learning to “Pony Up” at an athletic event, employees have opportunities for cultural enrichment and entertainment that are unique to a university community.