Assistant Athletic Director – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
Illinois State University
Location: Normal, Illinois
General Summary: The Assistant Athletic Director/ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging is responsible for the holistic development of Illinois State student-athletes, and will provide the education, resources, and opportunities that support learning essential life skills vital to student-athlete success at Illinois State and beyond. The Assistant Athletic Director/ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging will build rapport and relationships with student-athletes, coaches, staff, and campus/community partners. The Assistant Athletic Director will develop, manage, and execute services that address the recruitment, retention, graduation, and professional placement of all student-athletes; assess and identify the challenges of BIPOC student-athletes as it relates to first generation college students, socioeconomic and diverse backgrounds and transitioning to college and the Illinois State environment. This position will develop and implement strategic initiatives that help the department of athletics attain measurable diversity, equity, and inclusion goals that contribute to a diversified student body and work force. Will also organize, align and activate campus and off-campus resources to meet those identified challenges. Responsible for adhering to the philosophies and regulations of the Department, University, and NCAA as they relate to assigned duties in the Department of Athletics under the direction of the Executive Associate Athletics Director. This position will serve on the Senior Staff.
Additional Information University Benefit Highlights: -Health, dental, vision, and life insurance -Retirement and supplemental retirement -Tuition waiver benefits are available to staff as well as their eligible dependents. -Paid holiday/administrative closures during Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks -Paid vacation and sick time For more University Benefit information: https://hr.illinoisstate.edu/benefits/
Required Qualifications: 1. Bachelor's or equivalent degree in psychology, sociology, social work, education, communications, political studies, or other related fields. 2. Two (2) years of full-time or part time equivalent professional level experience working in student development, athletics, educational leadership, teaching life skills, social work or related field. A post graduate internship could be used to count toward the two years of experience required.
Desired Qualifications: 1. Master's degree 2. Experience working in Higher Education 3. Experience working in Collegiate Athletics 4. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations 5. Demonstrated work experience in either creation, organization, leadership of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programing or similar equivalent 6. Demonstrated organizational and leadership ability. 7. Demonstrated ability to analyze fundamentals and advanced skills
Work Hours: Core work hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in an office environment and all events/activities as dictated by the athletic department schedule. Evening, weekend, and holiday work is frequently required.
Functional Expectations: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation: 1. Remain at a workstation for extended periods 2. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day-to-day work. 3. Effectively communicate on a daily basis.
Illinois State University:
Founded in 1857, Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study. Its 34 academic departments in 6 colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 38 masters, 2 specialist, and 7 doctoral programs. Illinois State ranks 74th among the top 100 public universities in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report rankings of “Best National Universities” released in fall 2014.
Illinois State University is located in the twin-city community of Bloomington-Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and is located within easy driving distance of the financial and business centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Expansion Management Magazine rated Bloomington-Normal as one of two metro areas with a five-star quality of life, giving the community high rankings in such areas as standard of living, quality of schools, and traffic and commute. In their most current rankings, Forbes ranked Bloomington-Normal as 20th in its list of the Smartest Cities in America.
For more information, please visit our website at: http://ww...w.ilstu.edu/
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.