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Senior Associate Athletics Director

Employer
Lindenwood University
Location
Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 9, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Student Affairs, Athletics, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
Employment Type
Full Time
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Benefits of Being a Lindenwood Employee:
  • Employer-paid tuition benefits for bachelor’s (employee, spouse, and dependent) and master’s degree programs (employee and spouse only)
  • Tuition discounts for doctoral programs (employee only)
  • Comprehensive benefits plan: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance, and retirement options
  • Paid holidays: MLK Jr. day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day, Thanksgiving break (Wednesday – Friday), and winter break (Dec. 23 – Jan. 1)
  • Free lunch Fridays: LU employees are eligible for a free meal on Fridays at the Evans Commons Dining Hall or Spellman Dining Hall; Chick-fil-A and Qdoba included.
  • Professional development opportunities through the Lindenwood Learning Academy
JOB TITLE SUMMARY

Job Title: Senior Associate Athletics Director

Division: Intercollegiate Athletics

Evaluation Group: Staff Administrator

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Vice President, Intercollegiate Athletics

Positions Supervised: Director, Student-Athlete Mental Health; Assistant Athletic Director, Academic Success; Assistant Athletic Director/Head Athletic Trainer; Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Performance; Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance; Head Coach (as assigned)

Job Summary

The senior associate athletics director assists in the administration of a comprehensive athletic program with emphasis on student-athlete services and overall planning and coordination of sporting programs. This position serves as the primary strategic advisor to the vice president, intercollegiate athletics, maintaining responsibility for the department’s strategic and operational planning, goal setting, project management, and human resources functions.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution
  • Oversees and directs Lindenwood’s student-athlete support services, including sports medicine, compliance, academics, and athletic performance
  • Acts as the primary sport administrator and ensures the effective operation of all sport programs
  • Acts as an affirmative action liaison for faculty and staff for the purpose of promoting diversity
  • Collects and analyzes Athletics department data as it relates to student-athlete support services
  • Reviews and annually updates the Athletics department’s student-athlete health and wellness management plans
  • Develops a seamless line of communication with the Athletics department’s medical provider and medical directors
  • Collaborates with colleagues to ensure student-athletes achieve personal development and attain academic goals
  • Promotes positive internal and external messaging regarding strategic initiatives and accomplishments
Leadership and Strategic Thinking
  • Provides leadership, education, and direction for other sport administrators
  • Represents the University at Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) and affiliate conference membership meetings in addition to NCAA meetings
  • Assists the vice president with strategic planning and goal setting for the division
  • Participates in community and professional organizations, promoting a positive image for Lindenwood athletics programs
  • Provides strategy and support in managing gender equity and Title IX plans and issues
  • Takes initiative to develop professional contacts, attend professional development courses and conferences, and engage in professional readings to remain abreast of current topics and events
  • Reviews departmental strengths and weaknesses and provides input on how to best improve
Employee Management and Development
  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
  • Assists the vice president with key human resources functions
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and monitors performance of department staff
  • Conducts annual employee performance evaluations based on expectations, evidence, observation, and feedback
Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in athletic administration or physical education
  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional leadership experience with collegiate athletics
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Master’s degree preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job competently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to use good judgment and think critically
  • Highly organized with the ability to direct multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to build productive business relationships
  • Excellent decision-making abilities
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong professional integrity and ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Proficient in general office software, particularly Microsoft Office Suite
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.
  • General office setting
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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