Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Athletics, Student-Athlete Development (Assistant Athletic Director). The Assistant Director of Athletics, Student-Athlete Development is responsible for assisting the Senior Associate Athletics Director/COO in carrying out the goal of offering “…the most transformational student-athlete experience in the country by providing the programming, resources and opportunities for our student-athletes to reach their full potential while at WSU and beyond.” This is achieved through the development and implementation of services that help student-athletes establish a foundation of personal skills, knowledge and self-awareness to enable student-athletes to optimize their experience and future opportunities to the fullest. This position utilizes a comprehensive depth of knowledge and expertise to provide innovative service that promotes student engagement, success, and retention in accordance with the strategic plan of Intercollegiate Athletics and the university. Responsible for directing and controlling program operations. Must regularly exercise independent judgment, discretion, and timely decision-making. Also responsible for providing collaborative leadership in training and professional development of the staff. Cooperatively works with other teams on: budget related expenditures, hiring and personnel matters and actions, and actively creating the development and implementation of strategic and long-range plans, goals, objectives, office policies, procedures, and practices. Position duties and responsibilities will be performed in support of the vision, mission, and values of Intercollegiate Athletics. Applications are accepted through Nov 22, 2019. For more information and to apply, please visit wsujobs.com.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in sports administration, administrative, business, liberal arts, social sciences, or related discipline plus four (4) years of demonstrated experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified for the particular unit, including one (1) years of supervisory responsibility. Any combination of relevant experience and education may be substituted for the required education. Extensive knowledge of rules and regulations established by governing associations. Must have, or able to obtain, a valid driver’s license by time of hire.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in related field. Four (4) years of experience working with college age students in an advising, counseling, and/or student development role. Experience in the student-athlete development area assisting student-athletes with: career exploration, career development, and the transitions of a student-athlete. Experience that demonstrates the ability to implement career, personal, and professional development programming. Demonstrated effective decision-making and problem-solving skills in an athletics department setting. Work experience that demonstrates an ability to work with students, coaches, administrators, university programs and staff in a broad range of situations. Experience that demonstrates genuine concern and interest for welfare of student-athletes and the ability to work with a diverse student population. Work experience that demonstrates excellent report writing skills and the ability to initiate and complete projects with specific deadlines. Experience that demonstrate ability to work successfully with a diverse student population and knowledge of multicultural issues.
Internal Number: 130436
About Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, it is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a mission of improving quality of life. It is located in the Palouse region of Southeastern Washington, eight miles from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID and 80 miles south of Spokane, WA.