Senior Associate Athletic Director – Strategic Initiatives & Leadership

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Athletics & Recreation, Other

The Senior Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Initiatives & Leadership will be responsible for identifying and managing issues emerging within collegiate athletics. These responsibilities will include working to manage the strategic planning initiatives of the department; managing the adherence to University policies & procedures; and working closely with other campus functions, including human resources, legal affairs, Title IX, DEI and student code of conduct.

Job Duties:
● Will serve as a member of the executive team reporting directly to the Director of Athletics and Recreation and will assist in providing overall strategic direction for the department including the implementation of the department’s strategic plan.
● This position will identify departmental risks and create proactive measures and solutions to address those risks through governance and control arrangements (e.g., department handbook, student-athlete handbook, etc.).
● Serve as the department’s primary administrative liaison with human resources, and coordinate all aspects of department position searches and personnel activities. Specifically, will create a strong onboarding process for departmental staff and work closely with human resources on develop strong performance evaluations and personnel growth opportunities.
● Will serve as the Athletics Deputy Title IX officer and has responsibility for athletics EADA reporting.
● Manages the department’s grievance process and serves as liaison with the office of legal affairs and the office of the student code of conduct.
● Implement comprehensive leadership program for coaches, administrators and programs that includes programming that supports leadership and personal development. Facilitates collaboration with the student-athlete enrichment staff to support educational goals and key stakeholders, in the area of leadership development, across the Bucknell community
● Develop and coordinate all athletics-related diversity and inclusion efforts as the Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee (ADID) to a variety of areas that may touch race, gender, LGBTQ, studentathletes with disabilities, international student-athletes and other matters.
● Supervise assigned varsity sport programs that may include women’s basketball, and provides leadership for coaches and staff, working towards team and departmental goals.
● Potential to be the Senior Women’s Administrator (depending on the selected candidate) in representing the university on Patriot League governance committees (i.e, Committee on Athletics Administration, Sports Management Committee, SWA Committee).

Supervisory Assignments: Assigned sports supervision

Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree
- Five (5) years of experience in athletic administration or comparable experience as it relates to the duties of the position
- Ability to manage and support intercollegiate varsity athletics programs
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as the demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple assignments effectively
- Solid written and verbal communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated experience in successfully working with collegiate coaches, university/athletics administrative and support staff, and student-athletes
- Knowledge of, and commitment to, NCAA rules compliance
- Proficient computer skills including but not limited to e-mail correspondence, word-processing, and the ability to learn new technologies

Work Type: 
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.

Salary Range:
This is a Staff Exempt position with a hiring range of $70,500 - 88,125 (E11); $77,900-97,375 (E12 with SWA). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.


Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role; 
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card 

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community.  We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings.  We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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