The University of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus is seeking applications for the position of Program Director (UCP 8). Working under the general direction and administrative guidance of the campus director, the Program Director will serve as the Athletic Director and will be responsible for providing program oversight and administrative coordination for the athletic and recreation programs at the Avery Point Campus.
This position requires significant administrative responsibilities including the management of personnel, operations, budget, development/fundraising, compliance, facilities, recreation programs and athletic team management. The athletic director will work with coaching staff to develop and maintain a comprehensive recruitment and retention program that maintains high academic standards and supports student success. The Avery Point Athletic Director is a member of the campus senior leadership team and will be expected to actively participate in long term planning and execution of the campus mission.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Directs the day-to-day operation and administration of the athletic and recreational programs for the Avery Point campus, including management of athletic facilities and team game day management.
Assume responsibility for the initial and continual eligibility of all student-athletics. This includes the filing and maintenance of all required paperwork with their respective conference, region and the NJCAA.
Recruit, hire, supervise, train and evaluate coaches, volunteers, and staff.
Plan, develop and administer a budget for the athletic and recreation program including monitoring expenditures and projecting associated costs.
Oversee and manage logistics for all athletic team travel, home and away games and tournaments, athletic and fitness facilities and recreation programs.
Serves as a resource to students, staff and others on matters relating to program policies, procedures and activities.
Engages in fundraising activities, public relations and promotional activities for the athletic program and the campus; plans and implements recruiting and promotional strategies.
Collects and analyzes program data and participates in evaluating program effectiveness; identifies problems and makes changes, within prescribed guidelines, or recommends major changes and provides campus director with annual report for all program activities.
Assists in developing policies and procedures.
Oversees recruitment and retention of qualified student athletes.
Is responsible for special projects/operations which may be on-going or short-term and which require planning, coordination, supervision and thorough knowledge of the program.
Performs related duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree in education administration, sports management or related field and 4 to 5 years relevant experience or Master’s degree in education administration, sports management or related field and two to four years of relevant experience.
Good administrative and organizational skills, including ability to identify and resolve administrative problems.
Demonstrated experience with managing and developing budgets.
Proven ability to successfully recruit and counsel student athletics.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, administrators as well as students and the public.
Excellent oral and written skills with an ability to effectively communicate with a variety of audiences.
Demonstrated understanding of Title IX regulations and compliance.
Proven ability in fundraising to support athletic programs
Comprehension of NJCAA rules and regulations, including athletic eligibility
This is a full-time, permanent position. The University offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waiver at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
To apply, please submit an online application that includes a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references via UConn Jobs, www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018607)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 28, 2018.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Internal Number: 2018607
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