The Senior Associate Athletics Director works to support the mission and integrity of the Johns Hopkins University, to develop and formulate future planning to reach institutional and departmental goals, to lead initiatives and to create an excellent experience for our students through their participation in athletics. Reporting to the Director of Athletics and Recreation, the Senior Associate Athletics Director directly assists the Athletics Director with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Department of Athletics and Recreation. Provides vision and leadership in the formulation and implementation of policy and strategic direction.
Responsible for oversight, budget, and personnel management of various internal areas and sport programs. Provides an open and conducive environment for both positive and critical feedback as well as opportunities for learning and professional development to consistently strive to improve the department staff.
Essential Job Functions:
Runs the daily operations of the athletic department.
Department liaison responsible for implementing and maintaining a cooperative planning and working relationship with other University departments and offices. May be selected to participate on campus working groups as appropriate.
In conjunction with the Associate AD for Business Operations, manages staff recruitment process, and ensures adherence to HR best practices.
In conjunction with our BJU team, is responsible for advancing philanthropy for assigned programs and other department priority initiatives. Integral in alumni, parent, and stakeholder engagement efforts.
Sport oversight for multiple sports (programs TBD). Provides leadership, mentorship, and opportunities for professional development to all sport administrators and sport liaisons.
Orients, trains, and mentors assigned coaches in partnership with administrative colleagues in areas such as compliance, equipment operations, fundraising and alumni relations, scheduling, sport performance, facilities and game operations, academic advising, athletic communications and marketing.
Works in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Success (dotted line reporting relationship) to ensure student-athletes are being appropriately supported academically, personally, and professionally.
Participates in the formulation of strategic direction for the department’s revenue generation efforts including but not limited to ticket sales, camps/clinics/external rentals, corporate sponsorship, marketing, concessions, branding, and recreation programming.
Works in collaboration with the Athletics Director to define, shape, and advance the strategic priorities of the department.
Provides support to the Associate AD for Business Operations in the area of budget maintenance, planning, and forecasting.
In collaboration with the Athletics Director, continually review and improve the learning program for new and incumbent staff and students.
Supervises the Assistant AD for Student-Athlete Development and Community Engagement. Works with the Assistant AD to deliver a robust, holistic student-athlete developmental model that ensure compliance with NCAA required trainings, as well as expanded offerings in areas of priority, need, and student-athlete interest.
Lead Risk Management Assessment of athletic department and create plan for areas of improvement.
Maintain an updated Risk Management plan for the department.
May potentially serve as the department SWA.
Coordinates all department staff meetings.
Takes responsibility for regular communication with the coaching staff, department heads and full division, via correspondence and meeting management
Represents the athletic department at selected home and away varsity athletic contests.
Serves on official Games Committee at Centennial Conference and NCAA Championships.
Participates as a department volunteer at the 2020 and 2022 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championships (hosted by JHU on Memorial Day weekend of each year).
Help develop Johns Hopkins University Alumni, donor, and fan relationships.
Centennial Conference Administrative Delegate.
Assumes Athletics Director’s responsibilities in her absence.
Handles other responsibilities and special projects as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred.
Minimum of 7 years’ experience in collegiate athletics administration required.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must possess an understanding of athletics administration in a university environment, possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to work well with others in an extremely fast-paced, competitive and growing athletics program.
Skills in planning and organizing, integrating information, making decisions, and attaining results. A strategic and creative mindset with the relevant skills to advance an organization on multiple fronts. A leader comfortable with transforming organizations and managing organizational change.
Prior human resource management experience preferred.
Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, with individuals at many organizational levels.
Prior management and supervisory experience required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel Required.
Classified Title: Associate Director Athletics Working Title: Senior Associate Director of Athletics Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MF Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Irregular schedule, nights & weekends involved Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001422-Athletics Business Management Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs
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