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Associate Director of Competitive Sports

Employer
Colby College
Location
Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 16, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs, Athletics, Student Activities & Services
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Full Time
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Job Summary:Colby is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) with 28 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level, and four programs (men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing) that compete at the Division I level. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over one-third of Colby’s 2,000 students participate in intercollegiate sports, and in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.

The College celebrates the opening a newly constructed, state-of-the-art athletics and recreation complex that opened in the fall of 2020. The 350,000 square-foot athletics and recreation center includes an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength & fitness center, training rooms, and administrative suites. Additionally, the College recently opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III.

The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks an innovative and creative-thinking associate director of competitive sports beginning September 1, 2021. The associate director of competitive sports is primarily responsible for leadership, supervision, and day to day operations of the competitive sports program which includes: Esports, intramural sports, and club sports for the community that will enrich the student experience by cultivating diverse, meaningful relationships and developing healthy lifestyle habits.

The associate director will assist with facility supervision and operation of the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center as it pertains to the Colby Recreation Department. The associate director must demonstrate the ability to successfully work with a diverse campus population of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community organizations. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.

Associate Director of Competitive Sports

Department of Athletics

Full-Time, 12-Month, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead and direct comprehensive club, intramural, and recreation programs including planning and scheduling for all and special events; recruit, hire, train, and schedule student managers and sport officials
  • Manage payroll and evaluations for over 30 student employees and manage intramural, club and recreation budgets
  • Operate intramural software system for program registration, scheduling and participant data
  • Manage annual budget for competitive sports and oversee capital projects for the department
  • Coordinate campus wide publicity for club, intramural and recreation programs including managing website, calendars, fliers, and social media, prepare the annual report for programs
  • Maintain inventories for club, intramural, and recreation programs; make decisions regarding the acquisition of new equipment and supplies to support programs, assign storage space for equipment
  • Manage registration for programs, ensure all documentation is appropriately completed and filed
  • Provide leadership and advisement for 30+ sport clubs including managing club practice and competition schedules, travel, hiring of coaches, enforcement of risk management policies and procedures; assist Student Government Association (SGA) with budget and financial resources
  • Develop and advise Sport Club Council, work closely with organizations in the transition of leadership each year
  • Create and develop a successful Esports program
  • Assist in visionary leadership and develop a strategic plan for the recreation department
  • Develop communication and engagement strategy including graphic design, branding, outreach, storytelling, campaign management, advocacy, and events
  • Develop assessment and evaluation plans that measure effectiveness and use the data generated to inform decision making
  • Collaborate effectively with Department of Athletics’ team members to schedule and manage 355,000 sq. ft. facility (Olympic pool, ice rink, gymnasium, field house, fitness center, fitness studios, erg room, climbing and bouldering wall, and squash center) and 7 outdoor spaces (football field/track, softball field, baseball field, soccer field, rugby field, recreation field, and tennis courts)
  • Oversee field lining, field set ups, and site supervision
  • Assist with the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center facility operation and supervision as it pertains to Colby Recreation
  • Assist in the development of the department’s risk management, safety, and security efforts
  • Ensure all programming reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Organize Jan-Plan Mule Games programming with Healthy Colby Committee
  • Develop recurring annual events with the theme of a holistic lifestyle
  • Ensure compliance with College policies and procedures
  • Work closely with campus partners to develop equipment and venue planning, maintenance, and functionality
  • Serve on campus committees as needed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; Degree in Recreation, Sport Management, Sports Administration, Physical Education, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of increasing responsibility managing a comprehensive Intramural Sports and Club Sport Program
  • Must have current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification or be able to obtain within two months of employment
  • Experience with NIRSA program preferred
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills
  • Strong self-initiative, independent judgement, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate with local and regional stakeholders
  • Experience with sports event planning and facilitation
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
  • Must possess creative initiative, flexibility, and high energy
  • Aptitude for collaborating with others and maintaining positive working relationships with staff, coaches, administrators, and campus colleagues
  • Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis based on game schedules and travel as required


KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

The associate director will report to the director of recreation, who in turn is directly supervised by the vice president and director of athletics. This position has significant interactions with coaches, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other outside constituencies.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.

General office, athletic facility, and campus environment. The position will require work outside and in inclement weather. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Walking, standing, bending, twisting, and occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive and/wrist motion is required. The position will be a full-time, fiscal year appointment, with frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year with those dates determined by the director of athletics.

TO APPLY :

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Associate Director of Competitive Sports
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855


A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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