Assistant Athletic Director, Leadership & Personal Development (4565U)
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: January 1, 2020
Job will remain open until filled
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics consists of more than 275 staff members and coaches and sponsors 30 varsity sports programs. These 30 programs include more than 850 student-athletes who participate in the various sports programs annually within the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). We are currently seeking an Assistant Athletics Director for Leadership & Personal Development.
The Cameron Institute for Student-Athlete Development aspires to foster an environment in which each student-athlete can reach his or her full potential, and aims to be the national model of Student-Athlete Development units, aimed at preparing student-athletes for success both during and after college. The Cameron Institute will be founded on three critical pillars of development for our student-athletes and coaches: leadership and personal development, career development, and community engagement. The Assistant Athletic Director, Leadership & Personal Development reports to the Associate Athletic Director and will serve as the second in command, or Chief of Staff, for the Cameron Institute. This position will be involved in designing, implementing, and evaluating leadership and personal development curriculum and programming for the Cameron Institute for Student-Athlete Development, with supervisory oversight of two (2) Student-Athlete Development Advisors positions within the unit. This position will also coordinate and systemize all student-athlete development advising practices of Cameron Institute personnel managing a portfolio of teams.
Designs, implements, and evaluates student-athlete leadership and personal development curriculum including programming supporting student-athletes, coaches, and assistant coaches.
Serve as Chief of Staff of the Cameron Institute, which involves oversight of all advising services performed by staff and day-to-day operations.
Provide weekly training, coaching, and (direct and indirect) oversight of all Advisors in regards to the Golden Bear System (student-athlete advising portfolio / system).
Assists in reviewing and measuring the success of all student-athlete development programming, ensuring it supports the mission of the unit and is scalable for all teams.
Works closely with sub-unit Directors to develop curriculum and multi-disciplinary events that provide meaningful experiences for student-athletes and coaches.
Design personal development programs that may includethe following content: transitional curriculum (first-year / senior year), mental and physical health, diversity and inclusion, sexual violence and sexual harassment, and other opportunities related to holistic wellbeing.
Manages a program that interfaces and represents UC organizations, the local community, and other relevant audiences.
Serves as an advisor for student-athletes on a portfolio of 1-2 teams in the Golden Bear System.
Works with the Head Coach and staff of teams they advise providing customized support to their programs.
Recommends corrective action, hiring, and separation of employees when appropriate.
Monitors employee performance and provides direction and assistance. Regularly evaluates employee performance, handles disciplinary issues if needed.
Co-advises Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
Curriculum development and facilitation experience.
Advanced knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.
Skills in monitoring/assessing people, processes, or services to make improvements; ability to identify problems and develop original ideas with systems to solve them
Skilled in project management and balancing multiple high-level priorities
Effective communication (written and verbal) and strong organizational skills
Social perceptiveness to be aware of others' reactions and understnading why they react as they do.
Strong leadership skills, with the ability to develop consensus in sensitive and confidential situations.
Knowledge of common computer application programs and technology, including the Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to gain knowledge of University and departmental principles and procedures involved in risk assessment; ability to evaluate risk likelihood and consequences.
Client services oriented; has good listening, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
Position requires exceptional political sensitivity, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively across and outside the organization at all levels in a collaborative manner.
Ability to inspire, organize, and direct the activities of subordinate managers, professionals, and peers within the organization.
Ability to gain knowledge of University policies, processes, and procedures.
4-5 years of experience in Student Affairs/Student-Athlete Development.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
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