Assistant to the Director of Athletics (Grant Funded Position)
Assistant to the Director of Athletics
NCAA Division III Ethnic Minorities and Women’s Internship Grant Funded Position
Western New England University invites applications for the position of Assistant to the Director of Athletics, a position funded through the DIII grants program of the NCAA.
The University, a member of the Commonwealth Coast Conference and currently home to 20 varsity NCAA sports, is seeking the right person to assist the Director of Athletics in all areas of administering an NCAA DIII program. This is a great opportunity for a new grad to gain valuable experience in DIII athletics administration.
The Assistant to the Director of Athletics will serve as Coordinator in three main areas of the department, Digital Media, Student Athlete Leadership and Development, and Special Events. This person will work closely with the supervisors of these areas to manage and elevate the services we provide for our community.
Specific responsibilities in each area will include but are not limited to:
Coordinator of Digital Media - 50%
- Research, create and implement a digital marketing strategy that is in line with the overall goals and objectives of the University and the Department of Athletics.
- Develop and improve the department’s brand through appropriate digital channels. This includes the growth and development of our current channels and researching and implementing new channels as appropriate.
- Create and maintain digital content to promote and market the department and University.
- Recruit, manage and develop a student workforce to assist in the day to day operations of creating and maintaining digital media content.
Coordinator of Student Athlete Leadership and Development - 25%
- Develop new and improve upon existing programming in the department, specifically working with our student athlete leadership groups around the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion.
- Promote awareness of and support for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to the campus community.
- Be an advisor to student athlete leadership groups including but not limited to Black Student Athlete Alliance, SAAC and Captains Council.
- Provide assistance to the Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Athlete Leadership and Development in all aspects of managing the department’s leadership development programming.
Coordinator of Special Events - 25%
- Assist the athletics administrative team in planning, organizing and running all department special events including but not limited to the Annual Golden Bear Golf Classic, Downes Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Chi Alpha Sigma Induction Ceremony, WNE Gives, and Senior Social.
- Collaborate with Alumni office, Marketing, Student Activities and other groups as necessary to help promote and support these special events.
- Assist the Athletics Equipment and Game Operations Assistant with managing and implementing planned events focused on improving the game day experience for student athletes and fans.
The grant position will be a Full Time, 10-Month position, benefits included, with a duration of two years. The candidate will start in September of 2021 and will be funded through May of 2023.
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The hired intern must identify as an ethnic minority and/or a woman. For the purposes of the grant, racial ethnic minorities are described pursuant to the Federal guidelines of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):
- American Indian or Alaskan Native (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
- Asian (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand and Vietnam.
- Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.
- Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
- Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (not Hispanic or Latino): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa or other Pacific Islands.
Preferred qualifications, knowledge, and skills:
- Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
- Work experience in a DIII athletic department
- Proficient with Adobe Suite and/or other technology used in creating all forms of digital media.
- Proficient with social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
- Experience in Student Athlete Development and Leadership preferred
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those applications received by June 18, 2021.
Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.
Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.
To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu.