Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Health, Wellness, and Performance
University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Preferred Education: Masters
Salary: Based on experience
Internal Number: PRN30963B
The Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Health, Wellness, and Performance will lead a comprehensive high-performance team, to include sports medicine, applied health and performance science, performance nutrition, strength and conditioning, and mental wellness, with the goal of developing and supporting innovative strategies that increase the efficiencies and effectiveness of the high-performance group and the ability to optimize student-athlete health, wellness, and performance of the University of Utah’s 20 varsity athletics teams and its more than 500 student-athletes. The Associate AD will be required to enhance the integrative synergies among the high-performance groups, practitioners, UHealth, academic researchers, and industry partners to leverage the multidisciplinary resources of the University of Utah, and the Salt Lake City area to maximize creative resourcing opportunities and ensure the implementation of best practices. The Associate AD will be required to lead, inspire, and hold accountable the high-performance directors of the units mentioned above, and serve as the conduit to athletics leadership with the focus on optimizing communication, clearly defining and articulating strategies that address the needs of the high-performance areas, and fostering key relationships and partnership that support efforts to enhance student-athlete health, wellness, and performance.
Master’s Degree preferred or applicable experience in Sports Administration, Educational Leadership, Kinesiology, Sports Science, or other related academic disciplines
Minimum of 10 years’ experience working in a high-performance environment
Must have a minimum of 6 years leading an integrated high-performance program
Must be familiar with cutting edge strategies for health, wellness, and performance optimization
Experience working with faculty, athletics staff, practitioners, and student-athletes
Experience developing and implementing innovative health, wellness, and performance ideas and putting them into practice.
Strong communication skills both written and verbal
Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
Ability to lead, inspire, and work in a collaborative manner
Ability to build and nurture key professional relationships
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City is a large public university set in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain range. Inspiring views complement the vast opportunities campus provides. On July 1, 2011, the University of Utah became a member of the Pac-12 Conference. The university is only minutes away from world-class ski resorts, and rugged mountain bike trails the U attracts a wide range of sport enthusiasts.