Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
SENIOR/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Department of Athletics Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried, Administrative Staff Appointment
Colby is a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and has 28 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level, and four programs (men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing) that compete at the Division I level. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over one-third of Colby’s 2,000 students participate in intercollegiate sports and, in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.
The College has broken ground on the construction of a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex, scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, which is destined to be one of the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square foot athletics center will include an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center, (including Maine’s first 50-meter pool), squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength and fitness center, studios, training rooms, and coaching suites. Additionally, the College recently opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III.
The senior/associate director of athletics supports the department in all aspects of athletics management. Reporting to the Harold Alfond director of athletics, this position will serve as an athletics leadership liaison to various departments across campus. The senior/associate director of athletics supervises assigned head coaches as well as staff positions and supports the work and goals of the Department of Athletics and the College.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as sport administrator for numerous varsity programs; supervise selected coaches and programs
Work with coaches to develop aspirational goals, successfully administer budgets, and develop recruitment strategies
Lead high-level departmental initiatives that support strategic planning objectives and supervise administrative staff as assigned
Serve as a member of the departmental leadership team to promote a culture of inclusion, growth, and learning
In the absence of the director of athletics, serve as the athletics lead on all internal and external matters
Serve as a senior departmental strategist and oversee selected athletic operational areas that align with a diverse skillset and departmental priorities
Coordinate and execute all career readiness and professional development programming for staff and students
Liaise with the Office of Communications, DavisConnects, and the Office of Advancement supporting College initiatives and messaging, building relationships, and delivering expertise around athletics processes and practices
Serve as department lead on all internal special events (non-competition)
Strategize on behalf of the Department of Athletics on all internal & external matters
Travel with selected sports teams as necessitated by strategic needs
Proactively build and maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues across campus and within the community to enhance the Department of Athletics brand and the Colby College mission
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
KEY RELATIONSHIPS: The senior/associate director of athletics has significant interaction with coaches, staff, students, faculty, and external constituents. The position may be the senior associate director of athletics or associate director of athletics, based on experience.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Several weeks of domestic travel and frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year. Occasional lifting (up to 50 lbs.) may be necessary.
TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website at http://www.colby.edu/administration_cs/humanresources/employment/srassoc_dir_athletics_1_2018.cfm. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:
Senior/Associate Director of Athletics - Search Committee Office of Human Resources Colby College 5500 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901-8855
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A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.
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Five to seven years of relevant work experience in major professional or collegiate athletic departments or comparatively complex organizations
Previous oversight of athletic programming and/or coaching preferred
Exceptional ability to work in a networked way, emphasizing collaboration in a complex environment
Proven success operating within complex organizations, relating with and understanding constituents campus wide
Outstanding organizational, communication, written, interpersonal, and analytical skills in a fast-paced environment with the ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate, and advance strategic plans and programs
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously within timely deadlines
Ability to work independently and to exercise judgment and discretion
Proven ability to learn quickly, work efficiently in a fast-paced environment and to skillfully distill/synthesize emerging information in a senior staff level
Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
About Colby College
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.
In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.