Deputy Director of Athletics
The Deputy Director of Athletics serves as the deputy to the
Director of Athletics (AD) and as a member of the senior athletics
administration. This person works in conjunction with the Director
of Athletics to provide strategic leadership and vision to the
Department of Athletics, including but not limited to developing
and implementing policies, procedures, and an organizational
structure for the department that ensures its administrative and
operational effectiveness, budget management, compliance, and
day-to-day operations. The Deputy Director of Athletics serves as
an active and visible presence within the department and provides
supervision to assigned sport programs and represents the
Department of Athletics on and off campus through guidance,
leadership, community building, and a commitment to equity and
inclusion. They serve as the primary administrative staff member
for sport administrative oversight and for the day to day
operations of the department.
Compliance, Staff Development, and Training
- Collaborates with the Director of Athletics in assessing the
operational, fiscal, personnel and facility needs for
- Manages the day-to-day operations of the Department of
- Coordinates tasks and programs for the Department of
- Develops departmental policies and procedures to support the
mission and work of Athletics.
- Works collaboratively with the Director of Athletics to build a
department organizational structure (i.e., identify positions,
develop job descriptions, reporting structures, etc.).
- Oversees responsible budget management within the Department of
Athletics in collaboration with the AD, the Associate AD, and
- Serve as the primary liaison and primary point of contact for
the Friends of Bates Athletics program with the Office of College
- Design and implement supervisory expectations and practices
within the department.
- Provides supervision and oversight for all aspects of assigned
sport programs and support staff.
- Represents the Department of Athletics as a liaison to
appropriate campus departments.
- Represents Bates as appropriate at conference and national
functions and committees.
- Participates in community service and civic projects as a
representative of the College/Department of Athletics.
- Serves as the point person for programs/projects as assigned by
the Director of Athletics.
- Performs other administrative duties as assigned by the
Director of Athletics.
- May serve as Senior Woman Administrator and Deputy Title IX
Coordinator for Athletics
- Organizes and Administers the Department of Athletics’ NCAA
compliance program: certifies eligibility, monitors coaches’
activities relative to rules compliance, and interacts with
institutional and departmental staff members, student-athletes, and
alumni to ensure compliance with NCAA, NESCAC, and institutional
rules and regulations.
- Develops and conducts an orientation program that provides
information on Department of Athletics policies and procedures for
all departmental personnel.
- Develops and conducts NCAA rules education for all segments
associated with the Department of Athletics, including but not
limited to: prospective and current student-athletes, coaches,
Department of Athletics staff/units, as well as all institutional
personnel who assist with complying with NCAA rules (e.g. financial
aid office, eligibility committee, etc.) and all other Bates
employees and Friends of Bates Athletics.
- Implements a comprehensive monitoring program that reviews
amateurism, eligibility, recruiting, financial aid, awards and
benefits, playing and practice seasons, and sports camps and
clinics activities; maintain and create policies and procedures
that guide monitoring efforts.
- Monitors and reviews all NIL policies and agreements that
student-athletes may enter into.
- Conducts investigations of known and alleged rules violations,
informing the Director of Athletics of all alleged/known
- Plans and creates professional development programming for head
and assistant coaches.
- Serves on search committees for coaches, staff and athletic
administrators as assigned by the Director of Athletics
- Provides direct oversight and vision to promote, support, and
ensure the academic success and general welfare of all
- Plans student-athlete wellness programming needs as it relates
to the overall goal and philosophy of the Department of
- Master’s degree required.
- Certification in CPR/AED/Basic First Aid preferred or within
three months of hire.
- Current valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Skills and Knowledge
- 7+ years of professional experience in athletic administration;
experience working with NCAA Division III compliance is
- Demonstrated experience creating policies, procedures and
- Demonstrated experience in daily department operations,
including contest and facility management.
- Demonstrated experience supervising and managing others, to
include having difficult conversations.
- Demonstrated experience developing, implementing and assessing
staff development and training programs.
- Demonstrated experience in budget management and financial
- College coaching/recruiting experience preferred.
- Familiarity with the academic environment and higher education,
preferably the liberal arts.
- Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and
maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative
and have a positive attitude.
- Excellent communication (written, verbal & listening)
- Impeccable discretion and ability to maintain
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to
synthesize complex or diverse information.
- Ability to work independently, set priorities to achieve
objectives and handle diverse assignments/projects with minimal
- Impeccable organizational skills and ability to coordinate
resources and staff within the college community.
- Ability to foster and manage change within complex
- Ability to think and plan strategically for short and long-term
- Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer
software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, Google docs,
email and calendaring.)
- Willingness and ability to learn additional software as
- Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus)
domestically and internationally as needed.
- Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings & other
- Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier
small liberal arts college.
- Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity and commitment to
diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally
and educationally diverse and inclusive community.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits
(health, dental, sick leave, 24 days of vacation, 2 personal days,
12 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to
library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive,
collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity
and providing an educational and work environment free from
discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis
of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability,
genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected
statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the
administration of its education policies and programs, or in the
recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all
applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and
regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors,
visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and
complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.
Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with
applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII,
Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to
Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts
college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around
Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person
through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative
residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence,
Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race,
religion, or national origin.
Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates
prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for
responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the
forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology —
that are transforming higher education and the world into which our
Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent
of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn
graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550
The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn
community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of
approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre,
traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with
an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic
business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles
north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.
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