Assistant Athletics Director/Student-Athlete Development
Location: Niagara University, New York
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Under general supervision, the Assistant Athletics Director/Student-Athlete Development is responsible for leading initiatives that directly impact the holistic development of student-athletes. The Assistant Athletics Director/Student-Athlete Development will plan and execute training and programming in the Student-Athlete Affairs realm for all student-athletes.
•Plan and execute all training and programming for Student-Athlete Affairs initiatives, including Title IX, Inclusive Excellence, Name, Image, and Likeness, and other pertinent areas •Serve as the administrative liaison and advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and the Student-Athletes of Color Alliance (SACA) •In consultation with the Associate AD/Compliance, complete NCAA and other reports that correspond to the student-athlete performance •Create critical interdependencies by collaborating directly with Student Affairs, Campus Ministry, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Mental Health Counseling, Career Services •In consultation with the Director of Athletics and Associate AD/Compliance, work closely with the University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion office as well as the Office of Equity & Inclusion •Lead department’s efforts in Life After Sport, Pathway Program, and Student-Athlete Awards Show •Attend team practices and competitions •Coordinate department’s community service activities •Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University. Any question regarding the confidentiality of material should be referred to the supervisor. Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. •Perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work non-traditional business hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of NCAA rules, education, and training.
Proficiency to handle various office machines including but not limited to: computer, keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, copy machine, and fax.
Ability to receive telephone calls, respond to inquiries and effectively communicate with others.
Ability to drive a personal or university vehicle for the purpose of university business on a regular basis.
Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of three to five years of experience in collegiate athletics or equivalent experience is preferred.
A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. Must also be able to operate a motor vehicle in Canada.
Niagara University is a private Roman Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition in Lewiston in Niagara County, New York. It is run by the Congregation of the Mission. Niagara has 3,300 undergraduate students in 50 academic programs.