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Senior Associate Athletics Director of Health, Wellbeing, and Performance

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Athletics and Coaching
Boone, NC

Position Number: 065861

Department: Special Projects-120010

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
* Master's or higher level degree.
* Evidence of leadership and administrative experience in relevant areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The athletic program at Appalachian State University operates on the premise that intercollegiate athletics is an integral part of the institution's overall program of education. Priority is given to high standards of both academic and athletic quality - the goal being the complete and comprehensive development of the student-athlete. The Senior Associate Athletics Director of Health, Wellbeing, and Performance is an integral part of that mission.

Details of the position include:
  • Works under supervision of the Director of Athletics or designee and serves on the department executive team.
  • Assumes responsibility for administration and oversight of the Athletic Training Staff, Sports Medicine Staff, Nutrition Staff, Counseling Staff, and Strength and Conditioning Staff.
  • Responsible for advertising positions (full-time) when open, and for collecting resumes and interviewing potential candidates.
  • Oversees purchasing and budgeting of supplies and equipment for the Athletic Training staff and sports medicine department.
  • Oversees inventory of supplies and equipment for the Athletic Training Staff and Sports Medicine Department.
  • Oversees and administers the institutional drug screening program.
  • Responsible for the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries under the direction of the Appalachian State University Team Physicians.
  • Supervises and evaluates athletic training staff and students, as well as Unit Director of other assigned areas.
  • Serve as a liaison between coaches, student-athletes, physicians, and parents.
  • Oversees the development and implementation of departmental alcohol and drug education program.
  • Oversees the operation of the athletic training facilities.
  • Organizes and administers support areas meetings.
  • Attends weekly athletic administrative staff meetings.
  • Facilitates work/sport assignments for athletic training staff.
  • Coordinates Sports Performance team which includes Counseling, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, and Athletic Training.
  • Facilitate student-athlete health and well-being initiatives.
  • Oversee the department relationship & partnership with Breakthrough Physical Therapy.
  • Supervise all FTEs in Sports Medicine, Performance Nutrition, and Directors in Strength & Conditioning areas.
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours

Number of Hours Per Week: 40+

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Posting Date: 10/13/2022

Open Until Filled: No

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach required documents:
Cover Letter
List a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information

Search Chair Name
Jonathan Reeder

Search Chair Email

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. This position may or may not be eligible for H-1B sponsorship; EHRA positions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To request further information about sponsorship for this position, please contact International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach at

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