The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks an innovative and forward-thinking associate director of athletics for facilities and operations beginning July 1, 2019. The associate director oversees a dynamic facilities department that is aligned with Colby Department of Athletics’ goal of comprehensive excellence. As a member of the athletics leadership team, this position will help to execute the growth and vision of one of the most expansive athletic programs in Division III. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide strategic direction for one of the most expansive athletics programs in Division III including facilities management of the new 350,000 square foot athletic complex
Develop and drive an outreach plan to all stakeholders for the new facility, maximizing utilization
Deliver best in class sporting events in the new athletics complex making it a venue of choice in Division III
Create and maintain operational procedures and policies to operate a highly visible best in class athletic facility
Serve as member of the administrative leadership team within the Department of Athletics
Collaborate with coaches, local athletic constituents, and NESCAC and NCAA colleagues to ensure complete and proper delivery of sporting events
Develop a comprehensive student employee training program for game and facility management
Lead areas of facilities, event management, operations, scheduling, and club sports
Serve as the liaison to Facility Services and complete work orders as necessary
Develop and maintain facility access policies and procedures
Coordinate preseason and College break early arrivals, dining hall access, and practice times
Serve as a sport administrator with oversight of varsity athletic programs and coaches
Travel with selected sports teams as necessary based on strategic needs
Organize Jan Plan Mule Games programming; work with the Offices of Communication and Campus Life on marketing and promotions
Develop a civic engagement program that integrates the greater Waterville community and the entire State of Maine into the fabric of Colby athletics
Communicate and enforce appropriate NCAA and NESCAC rules and regulations
Cover athletic events supporting their operations on weekends, evenings, and/or early mornings Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
The associate director of athletics is directly supervised by the director of athletics. This position has significant interactions with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other outside constituencies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.
General office, athletic facility, and campus environment. The position will require work outside and in inclement weather. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Walking, standing, bending, twisting, and occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive and/wrist motion is required. The position will be a full-time, fiscal year appointment, with frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year with those dates determined by the director of athletics.
Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:
Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities and Operations - Search Committee Office of Human Resources Colby College 5500 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901-8855
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Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in educational experience
5 plus years of increasingly responsible leadership in athletics, facility management preferred
Outstanding oral and written communications skills and attention to detail
Strong self-initiative and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines with minimal supervision
Ability to effectively communicate with local and regional stakeholders
Familiarity with NCAA Division III and conference regulations (NESCAC), exercise significant independent judgment to maintain compliance
Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
Ability to excel as a member of a diverse community
Must possess creative initiative, flexibility, and high energy
Aptitude for collaborating with others and maintaining positive working relationships with staff, coaches, administrators, and campus colleagues
Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
Ability to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis based on game schedules and travel as required
About Colby College
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer ...and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.
For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu.