Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development
San Diego State University
Location: San Diego, California
Salary: $70,000 - $75,000 annually
San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 533560
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Support Services, this position operates with a high degree of autonomy and will provide student-athlete development support in accordance with NCAA, conference, and university requirements.
The Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development is dedicated to providing programming and support for student-athletes in the development of their academic, personal, and career goals. This position will devise an integrated plan to include athletic department, campus, and community resources to provide a comprehensive program that fosters the holistic development of each student-athlete. The Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development will lead student-athlete development staff and work collaboratively with members of the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services team, campus, and greater San Diego community to ensure content of development programming ensures desirable outcomes and goals. This position will focus on high impact practices that positively influence the retention, eligibility, and personal development of student-athletes from matriculation to graduation. This position will play a key role in cultivating prospective donors to secure resources to support the goals for student-athlete development and the vision of the Aztecs Going Pro program.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, at-will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.
Education and Experience
Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in one of the behavioral sciences, public, or business administration or a job-related field. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the necessary knowledge and abilities may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
Experience: Equivalent of five years of professional experience in one of the student services program areas or in a related field; experience should give evidence of competence and indicate the potential for further growth. A master’s degree in a job-related field may be substituted for one year of the professional experience.
Previous experience teaching in a formal setting to include any of the following is preferred: classroom instruction, classroom management, curriculum development, and establishing learning objectives and goals.
Proven skills and success in collecting and analyzing data, curriculum advising, and program development.
Excellent organizational, and leadership skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective relationships with administration, faculty, coaches, parents, student-athletes, constituents within the university, and the university community.
Proven experience cultivating donor support to enhance programming needs.
Must have ability to work some evenings and weekends and travel.
University employees that have direct job responsibilities involving intercollegiate athletics are expected to have knowledge and understanding of NCAA, conference and University rules, policies and procedures governing intercollegiate athletics. Additionally, he or she is required to notify the appropriate personnel of any knowledge of, or should have known of any violation or suspected violation of NCAA, conference or University regulations.
Licenses and Certifications Required
Valid California driver’s license within 10 days of hire.
The Department of Athletics, utilizing the services of over 150 employees, is responsible for the intercollegiate athletics program at San Diego State University. Currently, there are 18 sport programs, approximately 550 student-athletes, and 17 offices in the department. The offices include the following: The Aztec Club, Administration, Athletic Medicine, Business Office, Compliance, Corporate Sales, Development, Equipment, Event Management/Facilities and Operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Media Relations, Strength and Conditioning, Student-Athlete Academic Support Services, Ticket Office, and Video.