Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
April 2, 2018
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. The incumbent in this position oversees the Rutgers Leadership Academy, a comprehensive program for student-athletes that provides programming, education, and support for student-athletes, as well as raises funds to support the function of the Rutgers Leadership Academy and the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics in general. General areas covered in terms of programming, education and support include: athletics, academic growth and development, community service, personal growth and career development.
Among the key duties of the position are the following:
Integrates existing institutional programming, education and support into the Rutgers Leadership Academy.
Creates original programming.
Seeks out external resources to provide programming.
In conjunction with the Department of Athletic Development, cultivates, solicits and stewards donors for endowment and annual support of the Rutgers Leadership Academy.
Oversees all education provided to student-athletes via the R Care program, which includes diverse topics related to student-athlete well-being.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates knowledge and understanding of program design and execution, coordination, organization, facilitation, report analysis, writing, and promotion/outreach
Five years’ relevant experience in a program coordination or an administrative function that includes coordination of work; knowledge of many subject matter areas within the realm of life skills; good written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; and computer literacy
Ability to work collaboratively with many university departments, with the Rutgers Foundation, and with coaches, athletics staff, and student-athletes
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and strategic direction to full-time, part-time and volunteer staff
Ability to guide, support and manage multiple priorities in a positive, collaborative environment
Must have strong interpersonal skills.
Experience cultivating donors and raising funds in the realm of intercollegiate athletics at an institution of higher education
Knowledge of NCAA life skills programming
Experience in youth and/or student development, at any educational level, and youth/student services, at any educational level
Master’s degree preferred
Ability to develop programs and coordinate resources preferred
Knowledge of participation as a collegiate student-athlete preferred
Internal Number: 18ST1061
About Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Rutgers Division of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 24 intercollegiate sports, comprised of 14 women’s and 10 men’s programs, that compete at the Division I level. The Scarlet Knights are members of the prestigious Big Ten Conference, the nation’s premier academic and athletic conference, after officially joining the league on July 1, 2014. Known as “The Birthplace of College Football, Rutgers hosted Princeton on Nov. 6, 1869 in the first intercollegiate football game, with RU earning a 6-4 victory.