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Assistant Director of Athletics, Recruiting

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

Job Details

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:

The Assistant Director of Athletics, Recruiting will be responsible for the development, facilitation and implementation of a comprehensive and consistent student-athlete recruiting strategy across 34 varsity sport programs at Brown University. This position will be highly collaborative to identify and assemble best practices that will aid coaches in their sport-specific recruiting processes. This position will establish and leverage partnerships and codify recruiting communication strategies among coaches, strategic communications, compliance, and University partners, creating a unified, compelling message. This position will be responsible for recruiting messaging and branding strategies, road mapping the recruiting process and utilizing campus resources to assist coaching staffs in attracting prospective student-athletes to Brown University. Additionally, this position will contribute to the enhancement of brand reputation and overall mission of Brown Athletics on a local, regional and national level.

This position will work closely with the Associate Director of Athletics for Recruiting and Retention internally to create and manage all strategic communications plans including division positioning, messaging, and providing consistent branding and messaging standards. This position will be responsible for generating a recruiting life cycle timeline to support the efforts of coaches in the recruiting process.

The Assistant Director of Athletics, Recruiting will collaborate closely with the Strategic Communications and Multimedia staff, along with Compliance to ensure content and messaging is produced and disseminated in accordance with NCAA and Ivy League legislation. This position also will collaborate with Brown’s Office of Admissions and other campus units to ensure that University resources and best practices regarding campus visits, tours, and recruitment materials are utilized in a consistent and effective way.

All Division employees are required to demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations; the duties of the position are to be performed in compliance with all NCAA, Ivy League and ECAC rules and regulations; and any rules violations on behalf of themselves or any knowledge of violations within the division are to be reported to the appropriate parties.

Employees in coaching positions are required to pass the NCAA Coaches Certification Test and maintain current AED/CPR & First Aid certification (certification is available at no cost through the Division).

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience preferably in collegiate athletics, with particular involvement in the recruiting process for prospective student-athletes.

  • Previous experience creating cohesive communication plans as well as graphic and video content development.

  • Extensive experience in public relations and previous experience in a public higher education institution is preferred. Experience with collegiate athletics is highly desired.

Job Competencies
  • Exceptional verbal communication, writing and editing skills with incredible attention to detail.

  • Excellent oral, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must have experience managing complicated assignments with multiple contributors, editors and stakeholders.

  • Ability to work under pressure to manage tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects in a dynamic environment.

  • Must possess outstanding interpersonal skills; ability to build and maintain effective working relationships, with the energy and dynamism to inspire others and effectively engage internal and external constituents.

  • Must possess a can-do attitude and a willingness to work in the trenches.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Applications.

  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, customer service, and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work with a diverse population and handle confidential information with discretion.

  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

  • The successful candidate for this position will be required to complete a criminal background, Education and DMV checks satisfactory to Brown University prior to commencing employment.

Background Check – Criminal, Education, DMV

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Job Posting Title:

Assistant Director of Athletics, Recruiting


Athletics and Recreation


Grade 10

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Time Type:

Full time

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Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.


Brown University

Founded in 1764, Brown is a nonprofit leading research university, home to world-renowned faculty, and also an innovative educational institution where the curiosity, creativity and intellectual joy of students drives academic excellence.

The spirit of the undergraduate Open Curriculum infuses every aspect of the University. Brown is a place where rigorous scholarship, complex problem-solving and service to the public good are defined by intense collaboration, intellectual discovery and working in ways that transcend traditional boundaries. As a private, nonprofit institution, the University advances its mission through support from a community invested in Brown's commitment to advance knowledge and make a positive difference locally and globally.

Brown is a leading research university, where stellar faculty and student researchers deploy deep content knowledge to generate new discoveries on those issues and many more. What sets their work apart? Collectively, Brown's researchers are driven by the idea that their work will have a positive impact in the world.

Brown students and faculty are tackling the nation’s opioid crisis. Planning the next Mars landing site. Uncovering the locations of ancient civilizations. Advising world leaders on new political models. Exploring new frontiers in multimedia arts. In each of their intellectual endeavors, our scholars and researchers are uncommonly driven by the belief that their work must — and will — have an impact in their communities, in society and the world.

We are a learning community grounded in a commitment of respect for the diversity of viewpoints that is fundamentally essential to intellectual discovery. We encourage the right of all individuals to express ideas and perspectives — and we embrace the value of vigorous debate in pursuit of knowledge.

Providence, Rhode Island — Brown's home for more than two and a half centuries — is a vibrant place to live, work and study, a stimulating hub for innovation, and a city rich in cultural diversity. 

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