Long Beach State University Senior Associate Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator
Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Athletics, the Sr. Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator will provide strategic leadership and be responsible for oversight and employee supervision of the department’s internal units: compliance, student-athlete health & wellness, student-athlete development, and academics. This position will develop and execute strategies to reinforce an environment for a nationally competitive and respected athletics program. A member of the leadership team, this position will provide day-to-day management of a complex collegiate athletic department ensuring annual operational objectives are met. Supervision of a select portfolio of sport programs will be expected.
- Organizes and directs the activities which focus on student-athlete welfare, Compliance, student-athlete health & wellness (encompassing Sport Performance, nutrition, mental health & wellness), student-athlete development, and academics. Ensures the ongoing evaluation of program activities and develop and implement policies and procedures as required that aid the department’s growth and the University’s missions.
- Demonstrate diversity, equity and inclusion excellence that commits to providing the best possible experience for student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
- Oversees a comprehensive student-athlete development program ensuring the annual objections are met.
- Participates in the development of departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing professional development, including the articulation of an annual professional development plan.
- Ensures that all Department of Athletics and university related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations, including seeking interpretations from the compliance staff and reporting potential violations immediately.
- Serves as the liaison with the Student Conduct office and manages, in conjunction with the Director of Athletics, student athlete welfare and discipline issues.
- Serves as a liaison between Athletics and the campus community, students, faculty, and staff in facilitating university athletic programs and building relationships to ensure athletics is part of the campus community.
- Department policy and procedure adherence, revisions, creation, and implementation. Maintain department policies and procedure manual.
- Liaison with Committee on Athletics.
- Serve on campus committees as a representative of the Athletic Department.
- Serve on the Athletics senior management team.
- Sport Supervision of assigned sports.
- The Sport Supervisor’s general role is to oversee and supervise every aspect of the sport programs operational functions, the coaching staff, act as the liaison to all the support areas that work with the sport program and to interact with the student-athletes throughout the entire year. Communication between the Sport Supervisor, coaching staff and support areas is essential to provide the most effective and efficient support and feedback to the overall program. Operating within budget guidelines established by the department in each area of oversight. Specific responsibilities are outlined in the Sports Supervisors responsibility outlined in the Staff Manual.
- Recognize human resource and personnel issues; deal constructively with conflict; supervise, motivate and lead personnel; provide counsel on routine and sensitive personnel matters and execute applicable solutions.
- Assists in preparation of annual budget requests for areas of responsibility and implement upon approval.
- Serves as Senior Woman Administrator as described by the NCAA and the Big West Conference.
- Liaison for the department and attends meetings for the Big West Conference, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Golden Coast Conference and the NCAA.
- Represent the university at various university, conference, and National (NCAA) meetings as the Senior Woman Administrator within the intercollegiate athletics program.
- Serves as a point of contact for student-athletes and staff to bring concerns.
- Strategizes ways to support and manage gender equity and Title IX plans and issues.
- Develop and direct a comprehensive program for educating, monitoring, reporting and complying with all NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations as they relate to intercollegiate athletics.
- Serves as a role model and resource for students-athletes, coaches, administrators and others.
- Participates in the submission of the NCAA Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act Report and the Gender Equity Plan.
- Remains an active member of key professional organizations.
- Advise the Executive Athletic Director of any concerns and recommends action needed.
- Assists the Executive Director of Athletics in fulfilling the department’s goals and objectives.
- Serves as a member of the University Title IX Committee.
- Serves as primary manager of Title IX/gender equity within athletics department and implements other Inclusive programming to positively impact the student-athlete experience and promote a diverse departmental culture.
- Advocate on behalf of the female student-athletes within the department and across the campus. Identify Title IX and equity issues within athletics and develop solutions for identified concerns.
- Monitoring, training and reporting Hotel stays related to Clery for the Athletics Department.
- As directed by the Director of Athletics, attends meetings, conference, and serves on committees as prescribed by the NCAA, Big West, Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, Golden Coast Conference as Long Beach State Athletics program representative.
- Assist the Executive Director of Athletics on special projects.
- Long Beach State Athletics is committed to following NCAA, Big West Conference, Golden Coast Conference and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation rules and regulations. Therefore, all athletic personnel are required to have a working knowledge of these rules and regulations. Failure to report a violation and abide by the rules and regulations established by the NCAA, Big West Conference, Golden Coast Conference and Mountain Pacific Sports Federation may result in disciplinary action or dismissal.
- Advance the efforts of the Department of Athletics and the University toward diversity and gender equity. Fully support and abide by the CSU and Long Beach State commitment to gender equity in education, including athletics, and its full compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Employee will fully support and abide by CSU and Long Beach State’s commitment to maintain a working and learning environment where every student, employee and community member is treated with dignity and respect. Employee will support and comply with the Long Beach State commitment to maintain a safe and healthy living and learning environment for everyone.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator.
- This position serves as a Campus Security Authority under the Clery Act and Executive Order 1107. Incumbent is required to promptly report allegations of Clery qualifying crimes that occur within a campus’ Clery geography.
REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION
- Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of progressive advanced professional experience in athletic management with at least five years of executive-level experience in a comprehensive university or other large and complex organization.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
- A demonstrated commitment to a culture of diversity & inclusion that supports the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and demonstrates personal dedication through words and actions.
- Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences; Ability to collaborate positively to effectively drive toward organizational goals.
- Manages Complexity – Make sense of complex, high quality and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve issues and demonstrated analytical, decision making, prioritization and problem-solving skills. Use a “why not?” mindset.
- Drives Results – Consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances and thrive in fast-paced, high pressure environments.
- Organizational Savvy – Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.
- Strong background in external relations, including the ability to develop creative marketing plans, integrate communication and promotions with University and Department initiatives, and enhance the Beach Athletics experience for student-athletes, fans, and alumni.
- Follows all University policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security and non discrimination policies and procedures.
- Contributes to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assists in achieving the university’s commitment to a “vision of excellence.”
California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.