ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR/ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR/STUDENT LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT
Central Michigan University
Location: Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
Oversees all institutional student-athlete leadership and development ensuring that the holistic student-athlete experience of being a leader in the MAC is fulfilled. This includes holistic student-athlete leadership and development initiatives including but not limited to, career services, Leadership Academy, CORE, Diversity Equity and Inclusion department efforts and identifying and implementing evolving needs of the student-athletes. This position reports to the Deputy AD – Admin/Women's Administrator and brings the focus of the student-athlete experience to the leadership discussions. This position works directly and collaboratively with our coaches, administrative teams, student-athletes, FAR, OCRIE, student affairs and the campus community to develop and foster the leading student-athlete experience in the MAC. The Associate AD for Leadership and Development assists the Deputy Ad-Admin/Women's Administrator in administering comprehensive programming with particular emphasis on overall planning and coordination of sport programs and the student-athlete experience at Central Michigan University.
Leads and oversees the operations, planning, and execution of comprehensive student-athlete engagement programming for student-athletes including student-athlete orientation, community engagement, leadership programming, life skills, career development, and transition to life after sport. Works collaboratively across all units to ensure student-athlete experience is a focus in department and serves as a liaison with all athletics units and campus constituents to ensure integration and prioritization of student-athlete experience in athletics, across CMU and for success in life beyond CMU. Works with Deputy AD/Women's Administrator and OCRIE Title IX representative to develop processes around and provide direction of all mandated student-athlete programming including but not limited to: sexual assault and violence preventions, drug and alcohol education and diversity and inclusion programs. Engages in donor meetings, engagement opportunities, and presentations as needed; works collaboratively with CAF development staff to identify needs and provide support in funding opportunities. Creates and grows key campus and community partnerships in the areas of leadership, life skills training, and career services; leverages existing campus resources and programs to progress student-athletes through the different stages of development. Facilitates career counseling services to include resume/cover letter coaching, interview preparation, etiquette training, and transition resources and services. Develops, updates and maintains student-athlete policy manual in conjunction with Executive Leadership Team to ensure student-athlete expectations, guidelines, and university core values are communicated and provided to all CMU student-athletes. Sport oversight and sport administration as assigned by the Athletic Director. Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and Deputy AD-Admin/Women's Administrator.
Bachelor’s degree. Three years of professional experience, preferably in an education setting. Supervisory experience to include supervision of professional level staff. Budget management experience. Ability to develop positive rapport with students, administrators and coaches. Demonstrated problem solving skills. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Ability to direct and perform detailed work with accuracy under time demands. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Master’s degree. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.
We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.
CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.
Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the c...lassroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.
CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.
Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.
CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.
CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie).