Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Athlete Services
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Preferred Education: Masters
Implements student athlete development programs to foster the growth of student athletes that include leadership and personal development, social responsibility, social justice, academic excellence, career and professional development, campus integration, and community engagement. Serves as the primary liaison from the department of athletics to campus partners and constituents. Reviews all security reports and communicates with coaches to inform them when student athletes have violated the Student Code of Conduct or the Student Athlete Code of Ethics. Considers departmental policies, procedures, and practices with a social justice lens to ensure students of color, native students, and students from underrepresented backgrounds have access to services and resources. Coordinates and oversees the department’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committees and initiatives as well as the Student-Athletes/Staff of Color and Social Justice Action groups. Manages all aspects of team transportation, holding coaches accountable for completion of the appropriate paperwork and managing the relationship with the contracted transportation company. Co-chairs the Game Management Initiative, convening a committee of coaches and campus constituents to create a high quality spectator experience and competition experience at all home athletic contests. Manages the creation, content, and distribution of student-athlete evaluations of coaches. Assists the Senior Associate Director of Athletics in the organization and management of Second Assignments. Assists the Senior Associate Director of Athletics as the deputy compliance officer. Convenes and chairs the Department of Athletics awards committees. Coordinates arrangements with Coordinator of Housing and Residence Director for preseason and vacation period housing and meals for student-athletes. Co-chairs Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Trains and updates the department in utilizing Bates Reach, an interactive student progress reporting system, to further support the satisfactory overall progress of student-athletes in the areas of academics, mental health, and wellness. Oversees operation and coordination of camps and clinics, ensuring proper compliance with institutional policies and fostering communication between camp operators and department administration. Assists in game day management responsibilities and supervision as needed. Serves as a Green Dot Bystander Intervention faculty/staff and student trainer. Represents the department in Active Ally initiatives. Serves as the department representative on the prevention action response team. Supports student-athletes in creating emergency funding requests from Student Affairs for pre-participation examinations. Serve on NESCAC and/or NCAA committees and initiatives as desired and needed. Other duties as assigned.
? Bachelor’s required. ? Master’s degree preferred. ? Certification in CPR/AED/Basic First Aid preferred or within three months of hire. ? Current valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.
? 3+ years of professional experience in athletic administration. ? Experience with New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) policies and rules is preferred. ? Demonstrated experience creating policies and procedures. ? Demonstrated experience in athletic facility management. ? Demonstrated experience in budget management and financial planning. ? College coaching/recruiting experience preferred. ? Familiarity with the academic environment and higher education, preferably the liberal arts.
Skills and Knowledge
? Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships. Must be flexible, collaborative and have a positive attitude. ? Excellent communication (written, verbal & listening) skills. ? Impeccable discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality. ? Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; ability to synthesize complex or diverse information. ? Ability to work independently, set priorities to achieve objectives and handle diverse assignments/projects with minimal supervision. ? Impeccable organizational skills and ability to coordinate resources and staff within the college community. ? Ability to foster and manager change within complex organizations. ? Ability to think and plan strategically for short and long-term programmatic needs. ? Proficiency in basic data management systems and basic computer software (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel, Power Point, Google docs, email and calendaring.) ? Willingness and ability to learn additional software as needed. ? Ability and willingness to travel (by car, air, train or bus) domestically and internationally as needed. ? Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings & other non-traditional schedules. ? Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college. ? Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity and commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.
Since its founding by abolitionists in 1855, Bates has welcomed men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Bates was the first co-educational college in New England, and some of its earliest students were former slaves. The college continues to live that promise of inclusiveness.
Bates offers a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.
The college is proud of it deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful,... 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, a small city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.