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Director of Champions 4 Life

Miami University (Ohio)
Oxford, Ohio
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs, Athletics
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Full Time
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Director for Champions 4 Life


The Miami University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics proudly supports the athletic, academic, and personal development of over 500 Division-I student-athletes competing in 19 sports. The Director of Champions 4 Life Leadership Academy will provide NCAA, MAC, NCHC and University-sponsored life skills programming to enhance the student-athlete experience and provide the tools for student-athletes to succeed during and after their tenure at Miami.

The Director of the Champions 4 Life Leadership Academy will be a practitioner that develops, teaches, facilitates and administers the department's comprehensive student-athlete leadership and development program. The position reports to the Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator, working with department administration, coaches and university partners in creating, overseeing, implementing and evaluating comprehensive leadership programming and development initiatives surrounding the student-athlete experience.


Duties/Physical Demands:

Supervise and coordinate all aspects of the planning, implementation, management, and operation of the Champions 4 Life Leadership Academy

• Create and execute a sequential, immersive voluntary learning experience for student-athletes which is specifically designed for the development of current elite and emerging leaders.

• Facilitate collaboration with internal and external stakeholders across the Oxford community and beyond to create leadership opportunities and connections.

Oversee initiatives and programming designed to enhance the whole student-athlete experience

• Research and implement programming that supports student-athlete welfare, life skills, and personal development, collaborating with other departments across campus.

• Design a program that offers a broad approach to meeting the transitional needs of students entering the University and successfully transitioning into life after college.


Perform management functions related to leadership and student-athlete programming

• Assist in coordinating guest speakers and special events associated with leadership and student welfare programming.

• Assist in initiatives with staff members from the Miami Alumni Fund/University Advancement, Alumni Relations, and Career Services offices to develop programs and resources to enhance athletics leadership, student-athlete initiatives, career mentoring.


Suggest and coordinate leadership programming

• Collaborate with department leaders to develop and implement leadership and educational programs for all student-athletes


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree


Desired Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in educational leadership area

Master's degree

Experience in creating and implementing educational sessions and learning programs for college student audiences


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

Must have excellent written, verbal communication, and public speaking skills

Must have proven ability to lead and guide students

Must have the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population and a wide range of constituencies

Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and promote an inclusive work environment

Must have the ability to work with new technology to enhance job performance and engagement


Special Instructions to Applicants:

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.


For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act: Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.


Labor Law Posters for Applicants: Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).


Benefits Eligible: Yes

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