Assistant Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Development
University of Maryland-College Park
July 20, 2018
College Park, Maryland
Full-time - Experienced
The Assistant Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Development will provide program leadership, management, and coordination concerning student-athlete development initiatives to enhance individual growth and leadership skills for student-athletes. This position is designed to supervise all student-athlete development staff; develop, implement and evaluate all personal, career and leadership program initiatives; accurately monitor unit budget; ensure appropriateness of charges and expenses within program; keep staff and relevant partners well informed of program funds and expenditures on a timely basis; serve as Chair of the Student-Athlete Development Team; create and deliver the TERP 101 summer and fall curriculum; develop and implement a communication plan to educate student-athletes, coaches and staff about available resources, services and events; oversee the creation and direction of the Gossett Fellows program and serve as the Advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and perform other duties as assigned.
To Apply: Submit applications electronically at https://ejobs.umd.edu. Search for position number 124059. For best consideration applications should include (1) cover letter, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information of at least three references. More information on Maryland Athletics can be found at www.umterps.com.
Best Consideration Date: Apply by July 26, 2018.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Education: Master’s degree required in higher education, sports management, student affairs or related field.
Experience: At least five (5) years in student development in a NCAA Division I program with one (1) to (3) years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience developing and implementing a first-year transition curriculum and advising student groups.
Knowledge of, and/or experience assessing current and future project expenses, making appropriate expense projections, purchasing recommendations/decisions, budget recommendations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to develop and implement strategic initiatives for effective student-athlete personal and professional preparation.
Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
The ability to manage competing priorities, handle a variety of tasks simultaneously, and complete assignments on time.
The ability to work collaboratively and to maintain effective interpersonal relationships with coaches, student-athletes, staff, university and external constituents.
The ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment, and problem-solving techniques.
Demonstrated experience with the creation of educational resources for student-athletes;
Knowledge of NCAA and Big 10 Conference rules and regulations governing student-athlete.
Demonstrated experience using social media to support educational and outreach initiatives.
Internal Number: 124059
About University of Maryland-College Park
The University of Maryland is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and is located on a beautiful campus located eight miles north of the nation's capital in College Park, which was recently rated "Best place to Raise Kids in Maryland" by Bloomberg.com. The campus is also near Columbia, Maryland, which was listed as the #2 “Best Place to Live” by Money Magazine. The Athletic Program has won 20 national championships over the last 15 years and is a charter member of the Big Ten Conference. Currently, 78 of the University's academic programs are ranked in their respective Top 25 nationally.