Senior Associate Athletics Director- DEI and Administration
Location: Abilene, Texas
Internal Number: AS800P
This position is a senior staff level position that will report to the Vice President for Student Affairs & Intercollegiate Athletics and will serve as the Chief Diversity Officer of the Department of Athletics. The position will support the overall diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for the department and work closely with the University Human Resource Officer to ensure equitable hiring practices within the Department of Athletics. Additionally, this position will be responsible for scheduling and management of assigned home athletic sporting events to include supervision of event staff, game officials, and support personnel to ensure the event is run in accordance with ASC, SCAC and NCAA regulations. Position will be responsible for scheduling student game day and event workers for all home athletic events.
McMurry is deeply committed to building a community that embraces diversity and fosters equity and inclusion on our campus. We seek applicants who recognize diversity and cultural mindfulness as integral components of university excellence. We are looking for candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and the advancement of distinctive perspectives at McMurry.
Job Duties: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (60 percent) -Support the Department of Athletics in all DEI efforts, including contributing to special projects -Collaborate with student affairs colleagues to develop and implement DEI programs designed to educate scholar athletes, coaches, and administrators -Serve on McMurry’s Athletics Senior Staff in order to ensure diverse perspectives are considered in decision making process -Serve on the McMurry University Diversity Council to engage in dialogue that will create a more inclusive University environment -Work closely with VP for Student Affairs & Intercollegiate Athletics to evaluate coaches and staff, while reviewing scholar-athlete survey responses in an effort to enhance equity -Responsible for creating dialogue and developing programs to ensure a welcome environment for all scholar athletes -Will lead McMurry’s Scholar-Athlete Diversity Council -Foster campus relationships and community partners to implement and support diversity and inclusion programming Administration (40 percent) -Periodically serve as event manager for home athletics events, high school events, and tournaments. Individual is to assist in the planning & execution of events including scheduling necessary event-related personnel such as officials, table/timing crew, public address announcers, event staff, security, volunteers, and medical. -This individual will work closely with each team’s coaching staff and the facility staff to ensure all events are organized in compliance with ASC/SCAC/UIL/NCAA guidelines and serves as the main point of contact for visiting teams. -Serve as point of contact for Fan/Guest services for athletics event management department. -Individual serves as the point of contact for all external communication and customer service, to include fan issues and concerns. This person provides oversight, hiring, and scheduling of student workers for event management game day staffing. -Responsible for assigning locker rooms and ensuring facility is recruit and game ready -Position responsibilities will include program or sport supervision -Assist in other administrative duties that may include donor relations, scholar-athlete experience enhancements, budgeting, and other duties assigned.
McMurry University is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the university community and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status, in employment or the provision of services, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.
Education: Master's Degree is required (preferred in Sports Management)
Experience: 4-5 of experience in NCAA Division III athletics administration or coaching. Experience serving an institution with a diverse student body.
Founded in 1923, McMurry University has gained a national reputation for excellence and value through the achievements of our faculty, students, and graduates. We are a liberal arts university offering bachelor's degrees in the fine arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, business, education, and nursing. Steeped in our United Methodist tradition, our 1100 students are affected daily by our Core Values: Christian Faith as the foundation of life, Personal Relationships as the catalyst for life, Learning as the journey of life, Excellence as the goal of life, and Service as the measure of life. We boast of an outstanding faculty and staff whose goal is to maximize each student's level of achievement and to expose them to those qualities that go into making a successful life. You can also read about us in 100 Colleges Where Average Students Can Excel.We are located on 40 acres in a quiet residential section of Abilene, Texas, a city of 115,930. Just as our university is large enough to offer excellent opportunities while avoiding the impersonal experience of a large school, Abilene is large enough to offer the amenities of a major city while retaining the safety, convenience, a...nd charm of a small town. Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 safest places to live, Abilene has been an All-America City and a consistent winner in USA Today's "Make a Difference Day". Our monthly Art Walk in the restored downtown area is an exciting cultural event that has been showcased on Good Morning America as a model for downtown renewal. McMurry and Abilene are within a comfortable drive of most major cities and attractions of the Great State of Texas.