Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Lecturer in Physical Education and Athletics
The Associate Director of Athletics is a critical member of the leadership team for the Department of Physical Education and Athletics. This person is responsible for oversight of student-athlete leadership development and programming; compliance and eligibility; admissions, recruiting and retention; sport supervision; and campus relations. This position works in close collaboration with student-athletes, coaches, Associate Dean of Admission, the faculty athletics representative, Student Life professionals, and class deans and reports directly to the Chair of Physical Education/Director of Athletics.
Administrative responsibilities include:
- Support the work of the coaches and Coaches Council with regard to student-athlete performance (i.e., academic and athletic). Provide sport supervision.
- Oversee compliance within the department. Attend NCAA regional rules seminars and maintain a current knowledge of NCAA rules. Provide rules education to student-athletes and coaches. Work closely with the registrar, faculty athletics representative, and class deans to certify, monitor and ensure student-athlete eligibility and retention.
- Serve as department’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator and, if appropriate, Senior Woman Administrator.
- Serve as liaison to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Captains Forum, working with both groups to uphold commitment to student-athlete engagement within the department governance structure. Foster a sense of community within and across all athletics teams.
- Serve as primary athletics liaison with the Office of Admission, supporting athletics recruiting efforts throughout the year.
- Participate in the personnel review process for coaches within the department.
- Act as administrator on duty for one or more sports.
- Serve on New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) committees (e.g., AAG, compliance committee) as required. Attend all conference meetings.
- Serve as the tournament director for home NEWMAC and NCAA championships, working closely with the Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities.
- Perform specified administrative duties in the Chair of Physical Education/Director of Athletics’ absence.
- Other administrative duties as appropriate.
Master's degree or higher required. A minimum of five years of experience in positions with significant administrative responsibilities is required. Demonstrated excellence in communication skills with a variety of constituents, exceptional organizational skills with ability to balance a number of priorities and demonstrated experience with NCAA compliance are required. Experience working in a college or university setting, with the ability to bring best practice collegiate athletic administration experience is highly desirable.
Applications must be made on-line at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu. Include letter of application, resume, and the names, titles, emails, and phone numbers of three references (uploaded under Other Document). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.
Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.