Assistant Director of Athletics for Administration

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Athletics / Recreation, Business Operations / Services, Admin / Executive / Office Support

About the University of Denver

Located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, the University of Denver embodies the spirit of exploration and discovery that defines our region and our history. DU is a private institution built on exploration through research and collaboration among educators, students, and local and global communities. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st-century education, and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, we open a world of opportunity to students and empower them to make a difference around the world. Through learning, scholarship and practice, students gain the experience, knowledge and courage they need to tackle big challenges in the real world and guide diverse communities and organizations.

About the Division of Athletics

The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the school’s academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 33 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 18 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Athletics for Administration will serve on the University of Denver’s Athletics and Senior Staff and is responsible for the executive operations and execution of the department’s strategic, special projects and operational plans and the day-to-day administration of the Division’s Administrative operations.  This individual will provide administrative coordination and support for the Vice Chancellor for Athletics and RC Operations. The candidate will oversee and schedule meetings and serve as the liaison with senior University leadership and the Athletic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees. The position will report to the Vice Chancellor for Athletics.

Essential Functions

 Core Responsibilities

  • Administrative coordination and support for the Vice-Chancellor
    • Schedule management
    • Communication oversight
    • Donor engagement in conjunction with Advancement staff
    • Coordinate tracking and follow-through of Vice Chancellor initiatives & special projects for the Division
    • Coordinate accountability for Vice-Chancellor initiatives with the leadership team
    • Facilitate and administer the Departmental Strategic Planning process and various task forces
    • Provide counsel and feedback to Vice-Chancellor
  • Division meeting coordination
    • Schedule divisional, leadership team, coaches, sport administrator and other meetings
    • Work with Vice-Chancellor to plan agendas
    • When needed, document meeting discussions and accountability next steps
  • Athletic Affairs Committee
    • Work with Office of the Chancellor to schedule quarterly meetings
    • Work with Vice-Chancellor on meeting content, material preparation and communications
  • Divisional Administrative Support 
    • Assist with Onboarding /Off boarding of employees 
    • Maintaining and service varies third party administrative contracts

Key Initiatives

  • Vice Chancellor initiatives – adjusted and reviewed annually
    • Key performance indicator (KPI) tracking and benchmarking

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as business periodicals professional journals or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and develop related power point presentations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Strong negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving ability is necessary.
  • The ability to exercise good decision-making under pressure is necessary.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required. Excellent communication and public relation skills. Commitment to the academic success of student-athletes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills strong organizational skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • 2-5 years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Experience in a NCAA Division I/II athletic program
  • Positive energy and passion for NCAA Division I athletics and the University of Denver
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to find solutions for complex challenges
  • Ability to navigate stressful situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to interact with coaches, staff, donors and campus partners in a positive and caring manner
  • Support the University’s goals of cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment

Working Environment

  • Standard office environment.
  • Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period.
  • Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs. with assistance.

Work Schedule
8:00-4:30pm some weekends and evenings as identified by the Vice Chancellor of Athletics

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) March 30, 2023.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $55,000-$70,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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