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Assistant Director of Athletics

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Athletics, Calendar Year (12-Month)



Assists in the daily administration of the athletics department operations and athletic programs


Diversity & Inclusion 

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.


Essential Job Functions

  • Supports and contributes to the implementation of strategic initiatives within the department including proposing, implementing and assessing short and long term department goals
  • Supports the daily administration of the athletics department operations including, but not limited to, fundraising activities, admissions and student athlete academic success
  • Assists in maintaining compliance with university policies and procedures, as well as with national association and conference rules and regulations
  • Serves as the primary liaison for athletics for matters related to gender equity, diversity, inclusion, student-athlete well-being and student leadership
  • Collaborates with other university departments on matters that impact the student-athlete experience including developing programs and opportunities that promote the student athlete experience and support student athlete wellness
  • Administers student athletes' coach evaluations, coordinates and tracks department staff training, onboarding, development, awards and recognition programs and cultivates data trends and themes to assist in enacting departmental enhancements
  • Collaborates with other members of the department to encourage student-athlete involvement in community service and endeavors that support the department and university goals, mission and strategic plan
  • Serves on the President’s Athletic Advisory Board to assist in the implementation of athletic and academic integration programs and policies
  • Researches best practices in the industry and makes recommendations on new athletic programs, facilities, initiatives as well as operational and strategic goals
  • Assists with submitting, reviewing and validating data submissions and reports including review of Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act(EADA) reporting, NCAA Financial and Graduation Rates and others, as necessary
  • Represents the university at conference and NCAA events
  • Assists with game management and travel to postseason contests, as necessary
  • Assists with departmental budget
  • Supervises and develops the department staff, facilitating professional opportunities to improve individual capability and managing performance against job accountabilities, department goals and established university, campus and department policies and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree
  • Moderate amount of experience working in athletics or in other related work 
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • First Aid, CPR, AED certification, or willingness to attain such certification(s) upon hire


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business, sports management or a related field of study 


Please note: Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.

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