DESCRIPTION The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Sr Assoc Athletic Director- Administration. UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students, earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities, and is ranked as one of the top-10 public universities in the nation. UC San Diego Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence, sponsors 23 varsity sports, and is entering the third year of transition to NCAA Division I as a member of the Big West Conference. We are looking for a dynamic individual to fill the Sr. Assoc Athletic Director- Administration position. Triton Athletics promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University. UC San Diego has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence.
Reporting to the Athletic Director, the Sr. Associate Athletic Director (AD)- Administration facilitates strong relationships with a multitude of campus and community partners to facilitate athletics mission, vision, and goals. Develops programs and policies as a senior management team member. Directs the assessment of department programs and objectives. Oversees Athletics Equity Diversity and Inclusion strategy, policies, and programs and collaborates with on and off-campus entities regarding long-range planning of athletic facilities. Facilitates strong campus relationships with administrative, academic, and research personnel.
Supervises multiple NCAA sport programs and evaluates those sports and coaches, as assigned by the Athletic Director. Supervision requires oversight of all operational aspects of the sports program and high levels of relationship management with the coaching staff to ensure that the coaching staff and sport program are meeting Department expectations and are operating within the bounds of NCAA and University policies. As a member of the Intercollegiate Athletics lead management team, actively participates in strategic planning, manages daily operations, and participates in formulating, evaluating, interpreting, and enforcing department policies. Provides work direction and training to staff, interns, and student workers.
The incumbent will follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA, and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms. Triton Athletics promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training with a college-level program, master's degree preferred. A minimum of 4 years prior experience in collegiate athletics or equivalent required. Sport supervision required, preferred at the NCAA Division I level or equivalent.
A minimum of 4 years prior experience in collegiate athletics or equivalent required. Sport supervision and administrative experience required, preferred at the NCAA Division I level or equivalent.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse client group. Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted professional behavior, etiquette and standards of protocol that are appropriate within a collegiate athletic setting. Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, staff, faculty, supporters, targeted community groups and corporate executives.
Ability to multi-task effectively; demonstrates sound judgment and decision-making; is an effective problem solver and effectively communicates verbally and in writing. Original thinking for analysis, evaluation, development of ideas, negotiation and reasoning. Ability to anticipate compliance and budgetary trends, anticipate problems, and develop cogent plans that apply to the department-wide vision. Senior management skills, including organization, problem-solving, negotiation, decision-making, research, analysis, interpersonal and motivational skills, and the ability to effectively delegate responsibilities.
Functional knowledge of the intercollegiate athletics function. Detailed specific knowledge of assigned sports rules and regulations, with knowledge of the sound coaching principles unique to various sports. Working knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of an NCAA athletics program, particularly for Divisions I. Demonstrated knowledge and the ability to communicate persuasively and passionately to convey the vision and mission of athletic and academic excellence.
Professional knowledge of NCAA Division I rules and regulations related to reclassification, Title IX, among others.
Must maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards. Superior knowledge of the structure of athletic associations and their rules and regulations, including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and other conferences and associations as pertains to the various sports assigned
Intermediate computer application skills in programs relevant to job duties Experience using and evaluating new technologies in the athletics administration and management industry such as ARMS, NCAA LSDBi, Real Response and NCAA Program Hub.
Strong personnel and fiscal management skills required. Working knowledge of a public university's administrative and financial policies, staffing and corresponding responsibilities in order to coordinate campus programs and activities. Demonstrated knowledge of basic accounting and budgeting procedures, including the ability to make revenue and expense projections. Sufficient knowledge of financial management principles to develop and adhere to budgetary restrictions.
Demonstrated resourcefulness, efficiency and stamina to plan and supervise collegiate athletic competitions and championship events. Experience directing the management of all all aspects of home athletic events, including staffing, scoring, ticketing, set-up/take-down, spirit groups, half-time activities, traffic control and emergency procedures.
Proven ability to assess campus climate, identify potential collaborations, initiate innovative promotional activities, and successfully develop support and enthusiasm for the athletic program.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact in a positive manner with diverse clientele, using a high degree of confidence, initiative, tact, diplomacy, flexibility, patience and discretion in dealing with a diverse population of students, parents, staff, supporters, campus administrators, faculty and the general public. Ability to interact effectively with others, with an affinity for networking and collaboration, while focusing on the pursuit of departmental objectives.
Demonstrated integrity and commitment to academic excellence. Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters, with a strong sense of ethical conduct, fairness, cooperation, civility, mutual respect and professionalism.
Demonstrated supervisory skills, including the ability to provide lead direction, to effectively motivate, delegate, train, supervise and evaluate Coaches, staff and student employees. Demonstrated ability to educate, train, mentor, supervise and evaluate athletic and administrative staff. Demonstrated ability to evaluate coaches and athletic programs: to set performance standards; provide objective feedback, compliance education and counseling; and solicit feedback from student-athletes.
Strong, demonstrated analytical, administration, organization, and decision-making skills and abilities; superior attention to detail and strong time-management skills; ability to revise plans in response to changing circumstances.
Demonstrated experience interpreting complex policies, procedures, and regulatory information and developing comprehensive policies, procedures, tools, guidelines and forms.
Demonstrated ability to follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA, and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms. Advanced skills in development of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) program to eliminate systemic organizational marginalization and promote inclusive and equitable practices.
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement complex short- and long-range goals and actions that are in line with the university's goals and objectives. Demonstrated skill in identifying potential problem areas, and ability to solve problems by interpreting policy and by establishing or revising guidelines where needed.
UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students and is one of the University of California’s 10 campuses. UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.
UC San Diego Athletics sponsors a broad based program of 23 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports, with approximately 600 student-athletes. It promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University.
UC San Diego has begun the journey to reclassifying to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference. The Tritons will begin playing a full schedule in the Big West in the fall of 2020, spend four years in a reclassification period, and then have full-fledged NCAA Division I status in the fall of 2024.