Associate Athletic Director for Internal Relations
Indiana Wesleyan University
April 5, 2018
Competitive and commensurate w
Full-time - Experienced
Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
OVERALL FUNCTION The reporting of this position is directly to the Director of Athletics. The primary responsibilities are to oversee the internal operations of the Intercollegiate Athletics Department including Sports Information, Athletic Camps and events, Compliance, Game Management, Student Worker Supervision, Eligibility, Event Planning, Department Processes and Policies and the Athletic Booster Club.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES •Responsible for the scheduling, training and oversight of game administration workers. •Supervise and oversee the Sports Information Staff and the Assistant Director of Sport Camps and Conferences. •Have a working knowledge of Crossroads League and NAIA rules and regulations and serve as the Compliance Education Officer for all IWU Athletics Personnel. •Hire, train and supervise all athletic department student workers. •Initiate and monitor the NAIA Certification process for all student athletes and work directly with the FAR, Registrar, coaches and Director of Athletics in the eligibility certification process. •Assist in the planning and implementation of all athletic department special events and fundraisers including the annual Colescott Golf Scramble, Hall of Honor Induction, Commissioning Service, and athletic chapels. •Update and implement the current Athletic Department Process and Policy Manual and educate department personnel on its usage. •Monitor the IWU Athletics Student Athlete Manual and update as needed. •Oversee the implementation and administration of the IWU Athletics Booster Club. •Work with IWU Conference Services on scheduling, contracting and details of all IWU Athletics camps, conferences and events. •Assist in on campus marketing and branding of IWU Athletics and IWU Athletic events. •Assist the Director of Athletics in best practice research projects. •Participate in long-range planning and assessment, attend all department training sessions and meetings, read and comply with all departmental policy manuals.
GENERAL EXPECTATIONS 1.Participate as requested in committees, councils or professional organizations that pertain to this position. 2.Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with Indiana Wesleyan University’s mission and goals. Support the policies of the student handbook with integrity. 3.Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and create an environment of quality and innovation. 4.Work within the Athletic Department to foster an environment of cooperation and unity.
MINISTRY VALUES and STRATEGY
The Associate Athletic Director must be committed to the
Lordship of Christ. The Associate Athletic Director must continually seek opportunities to grow and possess strong character traits through the regular practicing of the spiritual disciplines (e.g. prayer, meditation, Bible reading) and develop ministry values that express what God can do in impacting student athletes with whom they interact.
The Associate Athletic Director’s ministry strategy is to serve student athletes and the entire campus by creating a spiritually rich environment supporting community development, quality programs, and exciting innovative initiatives.
The successful Associate Athletic Director must be able to demonstrate the integration of personal faith and the truths of Christianity in the daily workplace.
Must demonstrate a mature and expressive Christian faith commitment.
Needs to passionately support and articulate the University mission and vision for athletics within the context of that mission.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills.
Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in athletic administration and facility care.
Must have an earned Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree in the field of Sport Management or Athletic Administration is preferred.
Must be creative and innovative.
Must subscribe to the principles and lifestyles of the Wesleyan Church.
About Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christian University located in Marion, Indiana. Wildcat Athletics has 18 sports that compete in the NAIA, Crossroads League and the NCCAA.