Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for Student Success
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
Location: East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Required Education: Masters
Internal Number: 6080
East Stroudsburg University is hiring an Associate Director of Athletics for Student Success! Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, ESU’s proximity to New York City and Philadelphia provides convenient access to internships, careers and social activities. Just minutes from campus are the country’s largest water parks, scenic Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail, and other opportunities for recreational fun.
As the Associate Director of Athletics for Student Success, you will need to think creatively and be comfortable ensuring University compliance with applicable NCAA, athletics conferences, and University rules and regulations governing all facets of intercollegiate athletics programs. You will be an active member of the Athletics team and will work closely with the Director of Athletics to establish policies and procedures that achieve the parallel goals of the development of quality, competitive athletics teams and support of individual educational goals and the health and wellness of student-athletes. You will thrive in this role if you like combining your ethical leadership skills and intercollegiate athletic administration experience while maintaining a high sense of professionalism. You have a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. To be successful in this role, you must be strategic, adaptable, and able to juggle multiple priorities.
This is a 12-month Tenure Track Administrative Faculty position. Based on the needs of the business, overnight travel and the ability to work a varied schedule is necessary. When our team shows up for work, they are energized and motivated to succeed - all while being the most crucial piece to keeping the ESU Athletic operations humming.
Assist in the overall direction, management and monitoring of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, including assisting in strategic planning for the Department of Athletics.
Serve as primary sport administrator for assigned sports and serve as primary designee for all intercollegiate athletics matters in the absence of the AD or as designated by the AD or University President. Assist with game management by serving as the administrator on-site for home events of assigned sports.
Provide strong leadership and fiscal responsibility in the administration of the Department of Athletics to ensure effective and efficient use of personnel and financial resources. Administer department funds and accounts in compliance with state, public funds, university, ESU Foundation and SSA fiscal policies.
Work collaboratively with student-athletes, coaches and staff along with the University’s Title IX/DHR office to ensure training, education and effective communication of Title IX and gender equity laws, regulations, rules and policies.
Research, design, and implement best practices and comprehensive programming to promote student well-being and enhance the student-athlete experience and overall culture of the department (academic advising, mentoring programs, orientation planning, student-athlete success, leadership/development programming). This includes developing and maintaining metrics to evaluate and advance the academic success of student-athletes.
Oversee the academic success program, including, but not limited to maintenance of academic profiles, communication with coaches and faculty on academic progress of student-athletes, preparation of academic success reports and class scheduling.
Work collaboratively with faculty and department advisors to ensure that student-athletes understand academic requirements (program degree, general education NCAA DII progress toward degree, etc.). Provide leadership on behalf of athletics to university assessment procedures and represents athletics on university assessment committees.
Serve as primary point of contact and compliance liaison for student-athletes involved in complex compliance situations. Work collaboratively with compliance officer to resolve issues that require face-to-face interactions with student-athletes.
Serve as the Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee (ADID) and act as primary contact for information related to national and campus level matters, ensuring that Athletics’ diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and initiatives are embedded throughout all levels of the department. This position may serve as the Senior Woman Administrator.
Perform other duties as assigned.
What We're Looking For (AKA Qualifications)
Master’s degree and 5 years NCAA intercollegiate athletics administration experience or other similar experience required.
7+ years of intercollegiate athletic administration experience in a successful NCAA athletic program/conference/league preferred.
7+ years of Progressive athletic administrative experience in an NCAA environment preferred.
Demonstrated effectiveness in ethical leadership, written and oral communication, relationship and consensus-building skills, planning and organization, resource management, cultural competency, as well as friend and fundraising.
Demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the East Stroudsburg University’s mission, community principles and strategic plan, continued scholarly growth and service to the department, university and community.
Ability to communicate effectively and utilize current electronic and office technologies, such as Microsoft Suite, Banner, etc.
Ability to work with a wide variety of constituent groups.
Staunch supporter of diversity and equity who promotes an inclusive and collaborative work environment.
Must have a valid driver’s license to travel to athletic competitions and events on a regular basis and operation of athletic department vehicles
What We Offer
Outstanding benefits package including medical from date of hire, retirement contributions, employee wellness program, and paid leave
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Accountable for One's Actions
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We believe diversity, inclusion and belonging is key for our teams.? Much like our academic programs, we are proud to foster a workplace that is unique to higher education. As an organization focused on diversity, inclusion and belonging, we are committed to ensuring our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work every day. A unique perspective is critical to solving complex problems and inspiring others. And yes, legal made us spell this out… Must be at least 18 years old and have English literacy skills. Employment with ESU is contingent on the selected candidate passing a thorough background check that includes: FBI fingerprinting, PA Child Abuse, and employment. We are proud ESU is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on President Long's 10-point plan, click here: https://www.esu.edu/president/10-action-plan.cfm
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania prides itself on placing students first and on its commitment to student success. With 57 bachelor’s, 21 master’s and two doctoral degree programs, students can select a major that best suits their professional aspirations. Enrollment at the University includes more than 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students representing 26 states and 19 foreign countries. The University has numerous agreements with various local, regional and national businesses for internship opportunities. In addition, study abroad locations are available on 6 continents.
ESU’s "students first" philosophy is demonstrated by being the first public university in Pennsylvania to offer a guaranteed tuition program. The Warrior Promise guarantees all new degree-seeking undergraduates on ESU’s main campus a constant tuition rate for the next four years, or eight semesters. In addition, the University offers exciting opportunities to experience and study additive manufacturing and 3D printing in the University’s Stratasys Super lab, one of the first three in the world to have a multi-medium, multi-color Stratasys J750 3D printer; engage in wildlife forensic work and t...ick testing in the Northeast Wildlife DNA Lab; or take business, marketing and finance experiences to new heights with ESU’s Bloomberg Lab equipped with the world’s most powerful real-time business software package. Students can become “game-changing” entrepreneurs with the support of ESU’s Business Accelerator Program and participation in the State System Student Business Plan Competition, while those with a passion for exploration can reach for the stars and discover nature’s wonders in the Schisler Museum of Wildlife and Natural History and McMunn Planetarium.
Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, ESU’s proximity to New York City and Philadelphia provide convenient access to internships, careers and social activities. Just minutes from campus are the country’s largest water parks, scenic Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail, and other opportunities for recreational fun. Skiing, biking, hiking, canoeing, climbing, snowshoeing and just about any other outdoor activity is available within a few miles of the campus.
Established in 1893, East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania was founded as a Normal School. The institution changed its name in 1927 to East Stroudsburg State Teachers College and again in 1960 to East Stroudsburg State College to reflect the addition of liberal arts and science curriculums. When the legislature created the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education in 1983, the institution became a university. ESU is one of the 14 State-owned institutions in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. ESU strives to create an environment where every student can live, learn, grow, and achieve.
Benefits of working at ESU
As an ESU employee, there are wide ranges of benefits available to our full and part-time employees. Health benefits available include medical, RX, dental, vision, and hearing plans. We offer retirement planning, paid holidays for most positions, and paid time off packages. Employee discounts are available to multiple retailers and organizations in the area. We also offer employee counseling through an employee assistance program for emotional, financial, and legal wellness. For a full list of our benefits, please visit our Human Resource Management site - ESU HR Management
•The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
•The Athletic Training program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic
Training Education (CAATE). All education programs offered by East Stroudsburg University are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
•The Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission of Allied Health Education Programs.
•The Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Management.
•The Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. In addition, the program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.
•The Public Health program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
•The Recreation and Leisure Services program is accredited by the National Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation (NRPA/AALR), a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.
•The Speech-Language Pathology program is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at www.esu.edu/about/offices/diversity_equal_opportunity/index.cfm.
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If you would like to receive a paper copy of the "East Stroudsburg University Police Annual Clery Crime and Fire Statistics Publication" which contains this information, you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (570) 422-3064.
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