Associate Director of Athletics

Staff Exempt Boston, Massachusetts


Description

The Associate Director of Athletics position reports directly to the Director of Athletics and is responsible for overseeing the management of intercollegiate programs, playing a major role in the day to day operations of the Athletic Department. Additional responsibilities will be Student-athlete engagement. Designing and implementing programing to help with the continued growth of the athletic department with a main focus of enhancing the student-athlete experience. As well as, athletics fan engagement to create opportunities and offer value to members of the Suffolk community to broaden and deepen their relationship and engagement with the university and athletics, to increase public awareness of Suffolk athletics.
 
Student-athlete engagement. Designing and implementing programing to help with the continued growth of the athletic department with a main focus of enhancing the student-athlete experience.

Athletics fan engagement to create opportunities and offer value to members of the Suffolk family to broaden and deepen their relationship and engagement with the university, to increase public awareness of Suffolk’s mission, achievements, and priorities, and to help maximize philanthropic support for institutional priorities.
 
Daily Operations of the Athletic Department responsibilities include:
  • Overseeing the management of intercollegiate programs as assigned.
  • Managing and hiring of graduate fellows, overseeing graduate fellow duties.
  • Scheduling of Ridgeway Building facilities including student-athlete weight room, gymnasium and Smith Fitness Center.
  • Game Day Administration as assigned—Home game day staffing scheduling.
  • Liaison between Athletics and Undergraduate Advising.
  • Liaison between Athletics and Counseling, Health and Wellness department.
  • Liaison between Residence Life and Housing.
  • Overseeing Title IX Compliance
Requirements/Qualification: 
  • Master’s degree is required.
  • At least five years administrative/coaching experience (preferably at the collegiate/professional level)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies
  • Understanding of the NCAA Division III philosophy and rules and regulations
  • Strong knowledge of athletic recruiting methods, techniques, rules and regulations
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Be demonstrably committed to the success of student athletes, both on and off the field and in the classroom. Must be willing to place an emphasis on student-athlete experience.
  • Must be creative and proactive.   Must have ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations.
  • Will be required to work nights and weekends.
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation, and assessment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong professional and ethical standards on which to serve as a role model to a diverse student constituency. Ability to build working relationships with students, faculty and staff.
  • Ability to maintain flexibility and work well in a fast paced environment, including ability to work nights and weekends as necessary.    
  • Demonstrated leadership, organization, management, and platform skills; an ability to oversee a wide variety of activities; ability to work independently.”

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.