This is a 12 month full-time administrative appointment, reporting directly to the Director of Athletics/Department Head of DAPER. This position provides complex administrative support to the Director of Athletics/Department Head. Additionally, this position will develop, coordinate, implement and manage effective communication strategies and practices specific to committees, projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Athletics/Department Head. This position is involved in planning, facilitating and/or coordinating department-wide initiatives, projects and committees. Working independently or collaboratively with the Director of Athletics/Department Head, DAPER leadership team and staff and/or constituents across campus, this position organizes, supports and coordinates activities and projects that advance the initiatives, needs and goals of the department. General responsibilities also include the supervision, and management of the administrative support staff to ensure appropriate office coverage, customer service and internal departmental management. This position will also work directly with the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in developing leadership, coordinating community service and ensuring compliance with NCAA, conference and institutional policies and expectations. In addition, this person is expected to work collaboratively with student leadership, internal DAPER groups, campus-wide departments and organizations, and demonstrate a working knowledge of sound budget management skills.
A college degree and a minimum of 2-4 years of project management experience is required, preferable in intercollegiate athletics or a related field. Strong organizational and communications skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision is required. Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and on-line calendar software is required. Ability to successfully interact with all levels of staff and various internal and external constituent groups, utilizing independent judgment, and respecting confidentiality and discretion is required. .This person must be self-directed, and have an excellent work ethic, multi-taking ability, problem-solving skills and a desire to learn and grow with the position. The combined interdependent department (Athletics, Physical Education and Wellness and Recreation) demands cooperation, flexibility and collaboration. Must be willing to learn, be a good team member and bring a creative energy to the position. This position will require occasional weekend and evening hours. Additional departmental and/or divisional responsibilities may be assigned.
Application review will begin immediately. Please submit cover letter, resume and names and contacts of 3-5 references. Employment is conditional upon successful completion of a background check.
MIT is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
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