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Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation

Company: Alfred University
Location: Alfred
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

PLEASE APPLY DIRECTLY TO CARRSPORTS USING THEIR LINK:Alfred University seeks a dynamic leader who is committed to the ideals of higher education and the values of the student-athlete model within the NCAA Division III philosophy. The Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation must be a leader who is committed to:

academic success, student-athlete well-being and personal development, professional development of a talented staff, collaboration across campus and with key stakeholders, and the development and implementation of processes that promote excellence and success. The Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation will report directly to the Vice President for Student Experience and be a contributing member of the President's Executive Council. The Executive Council leaders, who contribute to University decision-making, are key advisors to the President and Provost/COO. The Council is comprised of dynamic leaders who engage in collaborative work that benefits students in both University and athletic program matters. As an integral member of the Executive Council, the Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation will provide insight into the student-athlete experience and the role that collegiate intercollegiate athletics and recreation play at Alfred University.The Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation will provide leadership to outstanding coaches, administrators, support staff and most significantly the student-athletes, while managing and providing oversight to the Department of Athletics and Recreation. The Assistant Vice President is responsible for 23 varsity sports, approximately 500 student-athletes, 75 full-time, part-time, and graduate assistant staff members, physical education classes, and all athletic and recreational facilities. The University has strategic plans to increase sports offerings as well as enhance facilities. The Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation will develop, implement, and monitor department policies and procedures that promote best practices and address the organizational and operational aspects of the department. The successful candidate must be a trustworthy collaborator and a reliable teammate as this leader works closely with Enrollment Management, Facility Management, Student Experience, Business & Finances, Advancement, and other key stakeholders as well as off-campus vendors. The Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation will be charged to uphold the integrity of the Athletics Program through compliance to NCAA and conference rules and regulations as well as policies and procedures of the University. As the leader of the department, the Assistant Vice President will be responsible for financial management, revenue generation strategies, marketing, and alumni and community relations. Demonstrated fundraising skills will be necessary assets to assist in the viability and sustainability of the department's budget and the University's commitment to expanding athletic facilities. Alfred University is seeking a leader who is a strategic forward thinker, emphasizes the process to achieve goals, and is a visionary who clearly articulates a plan in support of University strategic goals. As an effective communicator both with internal and external constituents, the successful candidate will need to build relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, corporate partners, media entities, and community leaders.As the department leader, the Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation must support, embrace, and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. This leader must foster a culture of respect and belonging. Through continued commitment to the Department's Mission, Vision and Core Values, the Assistant Vice President must establish a caring and supportive culture that engages all members of the Department and provides opportunity for open communication and dialogue. The successful candidate must have NCAA Division III experience minimally at the assistant/associate director level, while director of athletics experience or above is strongly preferred.General OverviewUnder the supervision of the Vice President for Student Experience, the Assistant Vice President for Athletics and Recreation directs and manages Alfred University's Department of Athletics and Recreation that includes 23 intercollegiate athletic programs and various internal and external department units. The Assistant Vice President will also ensure overall program compliance with NCAA requirements and conference affiliations with a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.Duties & Responsibilities
Understands and appreciates Alfred University's mission and provides leadership in the development of comprehensive programs for intercollegiate athletics and recreation within the context of this mission and its student development philosophy. Maintains compliance and regulatory expectations of the NCAA, conference affiliations and University. Exercises strategic leadership in establishing and implementing short and long - term organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness; and effects changes required for improvements.Develops plans, including facility expansion, to further grow athletic offerings.Oversees intersections leading to student-athlete success both in and out of the classroom.Promotes and prioritizes the academic success, student-athlete well-being and holistic development of student-athletes while actively supporting their integration into the broader campus community.Works closely with the Vice President for Student Experience in preparing and managing the Athletic Department budgets to achieve fiscal responsibility.Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the University's goals and objectives; recruits, employs, trains, supervises, and evaluates unit staff and coaches. Develops key performance metrics for each athletic program to meet roster/enrollment goals and provides support and overview of processes that ensure such.Supports and implements professional development of the staff.Leads all personnel to ensure the efficient and productive operation of all administrative and operational functions of the athletic department.Oversees and directs athletic facilities operations and develops long-range plans in collaboration with campus leadership to determine the need and feasibility of constructing and/or upgrading athletic facilities.Develops collaborative and effective partnerships with various campus stakeholders to optimize and ensure success in the recruitment and retention of student-athletes, their success as campus community members, and engagement as alumni.Communicates effectively with both internal and external constituents.Works with the University faculty athletic representative and senior woman administrator to promote meaningful representation of women and supports necessary for student success, monitoring Title IX compliance.Collaborates with the University's Vice President for Marketing and Communications regarding the marketing and communication for the athletic department. Partners with the University Advancement Office to implement effective fundraising, alumni relations, community outreach, associated activities, and marketing in support of athletic programs.Effectively represents the University on- and off-campus.Contributes to the overall success of the University by performing other duties as delegated by the Vice President for Student Experience.QualificationsFormal Education: Master's Degree required.Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of experience at the NCAA Division III level in progressive departmental administrative leadership roles (e.g. assistant, associate, director) is required. Experience as the Director of Athletics is strongly preferred. Thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA regulations, commitment to retention and academic success of student-athletes.
Proven leadership and management skills, particularly as they relate to establishing and communicating priorities, advancing innovative practices, building strategic partnerships, and solving problems.A collaborative management approach with relationship-building skills, experience building a team, and leading and/or supervising the work of others.Significant experience in recruiting, hiring, supervising, evaluating and professionally developing coaches and staff members.Substantial experience in developing and implementing athletics department budgets and demonstrated ability to partner effectively in designing and managing the Athletic Department budget.Proven track record of fundraising and revenue generation from a variety of sources Ability to effectively promote the Athletic Department.Demonstrated and successful experience with recruitment, retention, and holistic development of student-athletes.Highly effective written and oral communication skills with the ability to deliver information in a concise, and articulate manner to multiple stakeholder groups.A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competence and respect for a wide range of identities and experience.Knowledge of and ability to implement and enforce University, NCAA and conference rules and regulations.ABOUT ALFRED UNIVERSITY ATHLETICSSaxon Athletics Alfred University Saxons compete on 23 varsity teams including 16 NCAA Division III sports, one USCSA (United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association) sport, one NCA (National Cheerleading Association), two IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) sports and one IDA (Intercollegiate Dressage Association) sport.In addition to varsity sports, there are -, including men's rugby and ultimate Frisbee; and - -such as soccer, basketball and handball. Visit the official -.AU's Athletic Department strives to -uphold the mission of the university, the division of student affairs, NCAA and the Empire 8 conference.Exciting New Athletics Complex Planned for Jericho Hill SiteAlfred University is in the design phase of a new sports complex atop Jericho Hill in the Town of Alfred. The "Saxon Hill" project will increase the University's intercollegiate athletic offerings, boost student recruitment and retention efforts, and significantly increase enrollment.The Saxon Hill complex will be located on 40 acres on the University-owned Jericho Hill property at the corner of Jericho Hill Road (Allegany County Road 12) and Kenyon Road, about 1.8 miles south of campus. Clark, Patterson, and Lee, a Buffalo-based architecture, engineering, and planning firm, is developing the project design.The Saxon Hill athletic facility will be impactful on the entire student experience at Alfred University. These facilities will provide expanded opportunities for club teams and intramurals as well as recreational space for our entire campus community. Saxon Hill will complement the wonderful options that already exist in the same area with our world-class Equestrian Center and Foster Lake. All three recreational spaces will lie within 1.5 miles of each other and form important experiences that few Universities in our region can offer. -Mission StatementThe athletics department will support Alfred University and its mission by providing quality resources and programs that facilitate inclusivity for all those who are participating, engaging, and assisting in our athletics programs. The departmental staff is committed to recognizing our diversity and utilizing our Saxon Cornerstones to ensure everyone attending or participating in an athletic event feels safe and welcome. ABOUT ALFRED UNIVERSITYLighting the way for students since 1836."We've always been a place for makers, especially those who make the future. Our commitment to independent thinking, creativity, academic rigor and community have made us a unique kind of leader since 1836." Alfred University (AU) was founded on principles of social justice in 1836 by liberal, independent thinkers who placed high value on education for all citizens. The University has retained and built upon the strong values of its founders, developing as an institution of national and international renown that is responsive to the needs of contemporary society while remaining consistent with the spirit of its origins. Alfred University is the second oldest coeducational college in the United States as well as one of the earliest nineteenth century colleges to have enrolled African American and Native American students. It has a long-standing history of educating socially conscious students who make a difference in their professions and their communities.Over the course of the twentieth century, Alfred University evolved into a complex institution offering a full range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, art and design, engineering, business, education, counseling, and school psychology to its nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students that live, learn and play on a 232-acre campus located in an idyllic, creative valley in Western New York. Today, Alfred University focuses on a professional education with an emphasis on APEX (applied and experiential learning program). To learn more, visit .DIVERSITYAlfred University is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment for all university community members, including students, staff, faculty and alumni.LOCATION Alfred University's beautiful campus houses everything from an equestrian center to an actual castle. It sits on nearly 400 acres of recreational land between the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains and the Finger Lakes. Neighboring cities provide exceptional career and internship opportunities, and the quaint, historic is listed as one of the best places to live in New York by Niche.com. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONSCandidates should include a cover letter describing relevant experiences and interest in this position and curriculum vitae/resume. Please include names, titles, and contact information for five (5) professional references. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by March 26, 2023, and the applicant portal will remain open until the hiring process is completed. Click here to apply: Please send questions or nominations regarding this search to - . -Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.Powered by JazzHR

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