Job Overview The University of Cincinnati (UC), Department of Athletics seeks applications for an Associate To the Athletic Director. This is a full-time position, salaried, with a comprehensive benefits package.
Reporting to the Athletic Director, the position is responsible for the planning and coordination of a myriad of day-to-day administrative functions while following University of Cincinnati and departmental policies, NCAA Division I, and Conference bylaws and regulations. The successful candidate will exemplify the utmost professionalism while handling executive matters that require confidentiality, sound judgement and independent thinking.
Perform administrative staff functions for the Athletic Director, frequently of a confidential nature, concerning administrative activities of substantial complexity.
Recommend the development of operating policies and procedures, advise and assist the Athletic Director in policy and strategy formulation.
Manage the Athletic Director’s calendar. Schedule meetings, speaking engagements, and special events.
Plan and coordinate travel. Process expense reports.
Prepare responses to inquiries. Liaison to support units and triage public inquiries appropriately.
Maintain liaison with designated unit directors and administrators, as well as external offices, agencies and donors to ensure conformity to external policies and procedures.
Prepare memos, speeches, and position statements, as required.
Represent designated administrator, as needed, with moderate authority to make commitments on administrative policies and procedures.
May provide direct supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e. hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Three (3) years' experience in a related field. Experience may require one (1) year supervision.
Some positions may require experience in university administration.
Additional Qualifications Considered Basic knowledge of college athletics administration and NCAA regulations.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
Application Process Interested and qualified applicants must apply online at https://bit.ly/3Wkd0lG and include:
Cover letter of interest
All certifications and other documentation can be uploaded using the Additional Documents section in the application.
Applications without a cover letter and CV/Resume will not be considered for the position.
Compensation and Benefits UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.
About the Department The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics competes at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics with the vision to reach Next Level Success for all 18 varsity teams and more than 500 student-athletes. The Bearcats have a proud athletics history, winning eight national championships and 117 conference titles. The Cincinnati men's basketball team is among the 15 winningest programs all-time, while the football team became the first American Athletic Conference program to compete in the College Football Playoff in 2021. Olympic gold medalist volleyball player Jordan Thompson, NBA Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson and Major League Baseball legend Sandy Koufax are among the several luminaries who have competed as Bearcats. UC student-athletes collectively posted a 3.387 overall GPA in the fall of 2021 with 78 percent earning spots on the Honor Roll. Under the leadership of Director of Athletics John Cunningham, and supported by more than 150 full-time staff members, UC Athletics' mission is to connect our community, enhance our University and impact the lives of student-athletes as they prepare to change the world on and off the field.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application, you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer/ Minority/ Female/ Disability/ Veteran.