This job has expired

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Executive Affairs and Industry Relations

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 19, 2023

Position Summary:

The Senior Associate Athletic Director for Executive Affairs and Industry Relations reports directly to the Vice President and Athletic Director and serves as a member of the executive team. This position supports the cross-functional capability of the Vice-President and Director of Athletics office among the various direct reports, committees, constituents and functions with an intentional focus on men and women’s basketball. The successful candidate will have an outward-looking, commercially focused orientation that informs sports programs how to respond to a rapidly evolving business and regulatory environment. This position includes general executive team expectations that helps manage the overall direction and strategy for the organization with the Vice President and other executive team members, with a specific focus on organizational agility and leading initiatives across different areas of the Division on a project-by-project basis. While this role includes generalist and project based responsibilities, the position will be responsible for the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead execution of high-priority strategic and outward looking initiatives and projects that may include data driven research, industry trends, and peer group comparisons through gathering and analyzing financial and athletic performance data.
Conduct analysis and recommendations to respond to change within intercollegiate athletics and the impact on sports programs with clear takeaways from complex information into simple recommendations that influence success of sports programs.
Provide important operational support for the athletic director’s office on issues pertaining to the evolving NCAA landscape, new governance and business models, and their impact on sports programs, with a specific focus on basketball.
Identify, develop and execute innovative strategies that enhance sports programs in a radically changing macroeconomic and regulatory college sports environment (NIL, deregulation, regulatory influence, etc.) where priorities are constantly evolving and anticipates and responds to external threats and changes within intercollegiate athletics.
Establish and maintain trust-based relationships with external stakeholders, donors, season ticket holders and other industry influencers that advance our initiatives. Represent the athletic director in meetings and calls when necessary, and conduct key constituent meetings with a visible presence in the community and key industry stakeholders at games, events, meetings and other public functions expanding the reputation of athletics
Serve as a member of the sports administration group, oversees the administration of sport program(s) as assigned with special focus on basketball.
Monitor and report out industry trends, news, and other macro-industry events or triggers that may have a local impact on our business or organization.
Possible other duties may include equipment services and the local organizing committee.
This position is expected to comply with all laws, policies, rules and regulations governing the University, the NCAA and the Atlantic 10 and is expected to project a positive image while representing the University of Dayton Athletics nationally as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Bachelor degree
- 5 years of full-time professional work experience in athletics administration, coaching, sports operation or related field
- 3 years of experience on the staff of a Division 1 men’s basketball program or professional sports team
- Experience with basketball analytics
- Experience with basketball scheduling, pre-season multi-team exempt events, post-season NCAA basketball
- Technical aptitude, critical thinking and research skills
- Quantitative and analytical skills
- Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, data visualization and interpretation (samples requested)
- Effective written and verbal communication skills
- Valid driver’s license with low risk driving record and able to be insured by the university
- Able to work non-traditional hours including nights, weekends, and holidays

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

- Experience with data visualization platforms such as Tableau, working knowledge of SQL, Python or R
- Experience as a Director of basketball operations or basketball analyst
- Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert