Associate Director of Athletics

Willimantic, CT
Full Time
Position Title: Associate Director of Athletics. 

Eastern Connecticut State University is accepting applications for the position of Associate Director of Athletics. This is a full-time, 12-month position, reporting to the Director of Athletics.

The Associate Director of Athletics, under supervision of the Director of Athletics, is responsible for the overall direction and development of programs that support the success of our student-athletes. The Associate Director of Athletics will help to establish policies and procedures and will provide direction and leadership to the Department. In the absence of the Director of Athletics, the individual will serve as the athletics lead on all internal and external matters.

Student-athlete development is a core responsibility of this position. Educational programming, assisting with academic mentoring, and serving as the SAAC advisor are examples of positional expectations. The Associate Athletics Director will oversee and review eligibility of student-athletes, provide compliance training for coaches, and ensure NCAA compliance directives are completed. The individual will serve as a primary contact with several campus constituents, including facilities, the academic success center, and the conduct office. The Associate will manage and advise individuals who direct Club and Recreational Sports.

Our preferred candidate will have the proven skills to serve as a strong leader in the Department and will be able to demonstrate a record of taking initiative. You will serve as the Departmental representative at various on-campus events and at the conference and national level as requested by the Director.   The successful candidate will show the strong communication skills and cross-cultural abilities necessary to develop and maintain positive relationships with diverse groups of student-athletes, colleagues, alumni, and the greater campus community. 

Minimum Qualifications
*Master’s degree required
*5-7 years’ experience in athletic administration
*Proven ability to build strong relationships with student-athletes

Preferred Qualifications
*Experience as a collegiate coach
*Previous oversight of athletic programming
*Ability to work independently
*Proven leadership in an administrative role
*Knowledge and support of DIII rules, regulations, and philosophy

Eastern Connecticut State University provides an excellent salary and benefits package.

Qualified candidates are invited to upload their application documents into: JazzHR. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The search will remain open until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to applications received by June 1, 2024.

Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. LaMar Coleman, Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791, [email protected].


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