The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Involves developing, promoting and supporting the operational and strategic aspects of intercollegiate student athlete programs, including planning, scheduling, budget administration and travel.
Summary Statement Oversees department activities to achieve defined operational objectives. Directs staff to complete assignments using established departmental guidelines, procedures, and policies. Interacts with subordinates and functional peer managers. Has frequent external contact. Provides supervision and guidance to staff. The Associate Athletics Director will be actively involved in decision making regarding key issues of the general operations and management of the athletics department and recreational programs as well as student programs and services including Wellness Center oversight and facility operations.
Qualifications / Competencies
Bachelor's degree in Sports Management or related area with 3-5 years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse client group.
Demonstrated integrity and commitment to academic excellence with a comprehensive understanding of an Athletics program's impact on the university's reputation.
Demonstrated ability to lead initiatives and be creative in approaches to learning and understanding.
High degree of initiative and ability to multi-task effectively.
Ability to anticipate compliance and budgetary trends, anticipate problems, and develop cogent plans that apply to the department-wide vision.
Senior management skills, including organization, negotiation, decision-making, research, analysis, interpersonal and motivational skills, and the ability to effectively delegate responsibilities.
Functional knowledge of Division III intercollegiate athletics. Knowledge of the intercollegiate athletics function. Experience and professional knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of NCAA athletics programs, the structure of athletic organizations and conferences, and the rules governing local, regional and national level athletic competition.
Ability to maintain current knowledge of applicable rules and standards of the affiliated athletic conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as other associations and agencies to which the campus adheres, and, at all times avoid any and all violations of these rules and standards.
Recognized as a leader in the college athletic community, based on accomplishments and NCAA/CCAA committee membership.
Proven ability to review, analyze and interpret NCAA rules and regulations.
Demonstrated ability to plan and implement complex short- and long-range goals and actions that are in line with the University's goals and objectives.
problems by interpreting policy and by establishing or revising guidelines where needed.
Analytical skills in the areas of resource management, leadership, interpretation of NCAA and University policy, creation of procedures and policies, organizational structure & preparation and management of budgets.
Demonstrated ability to educate, train, mentor, supervise and evaluate athletic and administrative staff.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate coaches and athletic programs: to set performance standards? provide objective feedback, compliance education and counseling? solicit feedback from student-athletes.
Skill in working independently and exercising sound judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with a diverse population, including students, parents, staff, campus administrators, faculty and the general public.
Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including ability to make creative and effective presentations that will engage campus and community groups. Ability to work effectively as part of a team with diverse groups of professionals to achieve common objectives through informational discussions, mediation and negotiations.
Knowledge and understanding of sound coaching and teaching principles and practices related to various sports (tennis, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming, track & field, volleyball).
Intermediate computer application skills in programs relevant to job duties.
Strong personnel and fiscal management skills.
Broad knowledge of various sports which allow for effective game/event execution.
Experience teaching or having oversight of recreation, planning and/or Physical Education classes.
Preferred Qualifications / Competencies
Understanding of the UC accounting structure, with the ability to design and utilize the financial tools available to extract data for complex reports to external agencies (Department of Education and NCAA).
Special Conditions of Employment
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
Ability to pass NCAA Rules Test annually.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program and maintain a clean DMV record.
Will be required to complete Title IX (Sexual Harassment) training every two years.
Per the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, this position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority. The selected candidate will be required to report a crime or any incident that may be a crime including hazing.
Will be required to complete FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) training within one month of hire.
Will be required to complete PCI training within one month of hire.
Ability to work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations on and off campus.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=11001-12000&file=11164-11174.3 Will be required to take the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) online training module.
COORDINATION AND PLANNING OF ATHLETIC FACILITIES Plans and schedules facility internal operations. Oversees memberships, student staffing and the Wellness Center. Participates in planning and coordination of programs and policies for facility operations.
PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT Serves on the department's Senior Leadership Team and contributes to the development of the long-term vision for UC Santa Cruz athletics and recreation. Serves as the department's primary administrator for Title IX. Serves on search committees for all head coaches and senior level administrators.
ATHLETICS PERFORMANCE PROGRAM AND SPORTS MANAGEMENT Assists the Director of Athletics with day to day operations of the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
BUDGETARY PLANNING & ANALYSIS Oversees, administers and monitors an operational budget.
OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED Performs additional duties as assigned.
All candidates would need to apply internally using the following link: