Montclair State University, designated as a public research university, is New Jersey's second largest university, with 11 colleges and schools, serving over 21,000 students on a beautiful 252-acre campus approximately 12 miles from New York City. The University competes in NCAA Division III and is a member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), fielding 18 varsity sports for approximately 475 student athletes. The University seeks an outstanding Associate Director with the experience, leadership skills, and preparation to advance the Intercollegiate Athletics program into one of the top, most competitive Division III programs in the nation. Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Associate Director of Athletics will be charged with the responsibility for the total organization, administration and supervision of the departmentâ™s marketing, communications, alumni relations and development functions, as well as oversight of the athletic training and conditioning of student athletes.
The Associate Director will provide vision and leadership for a strong program of marketing, communication and sports information activities, events and outreach to engage alumni, prospective donors, sponsors and community in building support for Intercollegiate Athletics.Â In addition, the Associate Director will have specific responsibility for: overseeing athletic training functions in compliance with NCAA Division III and New Jersey Athletic Conference standards, laws, and policies; recruitment, supervision, and evaluation of professional staff and student employees;Â preparation and administration of the budget for assigned areas;Â administration of the swimming/diving and track/field programs; the monitoring of related equipment and facilities, safety standards, and inventory control; and other activities that will contribute to the quality and success of the Intercollegiate Athletic program.
Develop and implement strategic, integrated marketing plans for Intercollegiate Athletics to enhance visibility, invigorate the brand, increase attendance, and build support for the department and the University, in collaboration with the Division of Marketing and Communications.
Strategically manage all aspects of social media for the department and oversee individual team social media accounts.
Maintain the departmentâ™s website(s), manage web content, produces associated collateral/public relations materials and capture interesting and important stories to positively publicize our Intercollegiate Athletic Programs, student athletes and coaches.
Execute plans for special events and student-athlete community engagement/service activities to connect the athletic department to the campus and local communities.Â Manage ticket sales for select events. Work with Department of Student Communications to promote Athletic Events.
Expand annual slate of athletic alumni events, assist with fundraising events and cultivate a client base of corporate partners with sponsorship revenue in collaboration with the Division of University Advancement.
Manage the athletics brand marks, in cooperation with University Communications and Marketing.
Oversee Sports Publicity Director and part time staff, Athletic Training Staff and Equipment room staff.
Serve as the sports administrator for Swimming/Diving and Track & Field programs.
Develop, execute and manage contracts in conformance with University procurement and legal contract requirements.
Use and maintain the software to provide necessary services and information to stakeholders.
Establish and maintain effective communication and cooperative working relationships with University administrators, faculty and staff, students and student organizations, government and private agencies and/or the public in order to accomplish the objectives and programs of the unit.
Maintain essential records and files.
Maintain integrity and appropriate confidentiality in University and program operations.
Attend and participate in departmental, conference and university-wide meetings; represent the department and engage in professional development related to duties and responsibilities.
Serve on departmental, university, conference, regional and national committees as requested.
Assist with game supervision as needed.
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor's degree supplemented by a Master's degree in a field related to the area of assignment or equivalence as determined by the appointing authority. Years of experience may be substituted for degree requirements
A minimum of three years professional experience in an institution of higher education in a field that is directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalent as determined by the appointing authority
An understanding of the philosophy of NCAA Division III athletics
Professional integrity and commitment to developing the positive potential of students, athletically, educationally, and personally
A competitive spirit and proven experience in building competitive programs
The ability to function effectively in a large, public, and highly diverse university environment
Strong leadership qualities, as well as the disposition to work effectively and enthusiastically with colleagues in support of the whole Intercollegiate Athletic program and the larger University
Strong management experience and skills, including personnel, budget and program management
The experience and aptitude to build external support for the Intercollegiate Athletics program including cultivating donors and alumni, generating regional and state-wide interest in and attendance at events, and engaging coaches and student athletes with the University's regional communities
Excellent communication skills and the ability to enhance the University's visibility and reputation via the Intercollegiate Athletics program
Strong interpersonal skills and mentoring skills
Proven commitment to diversity, and the ability to create an environment that is respectful and welcoming to all and embraces a shared mission
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Knowledge of NCAA rules as they pertain to Division III
Professional experience in NCAA level athletic administration
Interested candidates will need to submit a resume and cover letter for consideration.
Organizational Marketing Statement:
With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affi...rmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/