As a primary function, this position will serve as one of the team directors who collectively oversee AMA’s Division I academic team and will direct collaborative efforts related to student-athlete engagement and the development of the NCAA student-athlete experience. The position will require supervision of AMA staff members, participation on AMA's management team and fulfill other duties as assigned. In addition, this director may, along with one or more other AMA directors, have oversight responsibilities of additional AMA functions. Any additional areas of oversight will depend on AMA needs and priorities and on the skills and interests of the selected candidate. The successful candidate must be highly skilled in effectively serving within a collaborative culture.
Bachelor’s degree essential; master’s or professional degree preferred.
Excellent oral and written communications skills essential, including demonstrated ability to deliver presentations to a variety of audiences.
Well-developed analytical reasoning and research skills.
At least five years of senior-level experience with NCAA legislation essential.
Experience overseeing teams and ability to foster a culture that embraces and exemplifies the national office beliefs of leadership, accountability, inclusion, collaboration and communication and promote customer service ideals is essential.
Working knowledge of NCAA academic requirements and policy is essential.
Ability to identify, understand, articulate and advocate (orally and in writing) multiple perspectives on an issue is essential.
Ability to think strategically and forecast future developments and impact of policy and operational directives and decisions essential.
Ability to anticipate creative opportunities for collaboration, foster dialogue and contribute to new, positive approaches is essential.
Experience in intercollegiate athletics, either as a student-athlete or an administrator preferred.
Experience in an environment that applies principles of business performance management preferred.
Computer knowledge required.
Exceptional interpersonal skills required.
Experience handling confidential and sensitive materials required.
This position will require up to 20% travel.
This position will be based in Indianapolis.
All national office staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. As a new hire, you will be required to be fully vaccinated within 8 weeks from acceptance of offer and you will be required to show proof of that vaccination. National office staff (including new hires) who are not fully vaccinated, will be required to undergo weekly PCR testing until fully vaccinated. New hires may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine requirement 1-week post offer if they cannot comply with this mandate.