Assistant Athletics Director for Championship Performance
Location: NY, New York
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: 519851
The Assistant Athletics Director for Championship Performance is responsible for enhancing the overall performance of Columbia student-athletes and varsity sports programs. This position directs all mental preparation and oversees well-being and leadership, sports nutrition, and Success Through Well-Being data management and analysis. The position is responsible for assessing the psychological skills of performance improvement for student-athletes and varsity sports programs, designing resources and conducting team workshops and group sessions related to the improvement of athletic and mental performance, providing consultation and training to coaches on how they can integrate and apply mental training with their student-athletes, and providing mental performance training to student-athletes upon referral.The Assistant Athletics Director for Championship Performance serves as a resource for coaches, student-athletes, and staff.The Assistant Athletics Director for Championship Performance will contribute to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Department, University Health Services, and University community.The Associate Athletics Director for Championship Performance shall exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with adherence to NCAA, Council of Ivy League Presidents, University, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations Responsibilities include; -Conduct team workshops and group sessions related to the improvement of athletic and mental performance. -Provide consultation and training to coaches on how they can integrate and apply mental training with their student-athletes. -Provide mental performance training to student-athletes upon referral. -Assess the psychological skills of performance improvement for student-athletes and varsity sports programs(i.e. anxiety control, visualization, concentration, goal setting). -Design resources for varsity sports programs and student-athletes to support performance improvement objectives. -Supervise, manage, and assess the effectiveness of Columbia Athletics Championship Performance programming with oversight of two full time officer of administration positions. -Supervisory responsibilities include the following: *Accomplishes department objectives by managing staff; planning and evaluating department activities. *Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees. *Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. *Coaches and counsels employees. *Develops, coordinates, and enforces systems, policies, and procedures. *Establishes strategic goals for the team. -Serve as a resource for coaches and staff. -Assist the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Success Through Well-Being and the Success Through Well-Being team with developing and delivering Success Through Well-Being programming, resources, and initiatives. -Develop and manage operating budget. -Oversee data management and analysis of Success Through Well-Being data. -Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter and a list of references when applying.
Bachelors Degree required
Record of successful planning, budgeting, analyzing, and managing staffing and finances
Manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and the general public.
The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the athletic and academic community.
Minimum of four to six years’ related experience required.
Must clearly demonstrate the following competencies and qualities:
A master’s degree and/or doctoral degree in a mental health related field preferred
Certification through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) preferred
Strong analytic focus and ability to utilize data collection and analysis software preferred
Successful experience in athletics administration, NCAA Division I level preferred
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.