The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks an innovative and creative-thinking associate director of competitive sports beginning September 1, 2021. The associate director of competitive sports is primarily responsible for leadership, supervision, and day to day operations of the competitive sports program which includes: Esports, intramural sports, and club sports for the community that will enrich the student experience by cultivating diverse, meaningful relationships and developing healthy lifestyle habits.
The associate director will assist with facility supervision and operation of the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center as it pertains to the Colby Recreation Department. The associate director must demonstrate the ability to successfully work with a diverse campus population of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community organizations. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.
Lead and direct comprehensive club, intramural, and recreation programs including planning and scheduling for all and special events; recruit, hire, train, and schedule student managers and sport officials
Manage payroll and evaluations for over 30 student employees and manage intramural, club and recreation budgets
Operate intramural software system for program registration, scheduling and participant data
Manage annual budget for competitive sports and oversee capital projects for the department
Coordinate campus wide publicity for club, intramural and recreation programs including managing website, calendars, fliers, and social media, prepare the annual report for programs
Maintain inventories for club, intramural, and recreation programs; make decisions regarding the acquisition of new equipment and supplies to support programs, assign storage space for equipment
Manage registration for programs, ensure all documentation is appropriately completed and filed
Provide leadership and advisement for 30+ sport clubs including managing club practice and competition schedules, travel, hiring of coaches, enforcement of risk management policies and procedures; assist Student Government Association (SGA) with budget and financial resources
Develop and advise Sport Club Council, work closely with organizations in the transition of leadership each year
Create and develop a successful Esports program
Assist in visionary leadership and develop a strategic plan for the recreation department
Develop communication and engagement strategy including graphic design, branding, outreach, storytelling, campaign management, advocacy, and events
Develop assessment and evaluation plans that measure effectiveness and use the data generated to inform decision making
Collaborate effectively with Department of Athletics’ team members to schedule and manage 355,000 sq. ft. facility (Olympic pool, ice rink, gymnasium, field house, fitness center, fitness studios, erg room, climbing and bouldering wall, and squash center) and 7 outdoor spaces (football field/track, softball field, baseball field, soccer field, rugby field, recreation field, and tennis courts)
Oversee field lining, field set ups, and site supervision
Assist with the Harold Alfond Athletics and Recreation Center facility operation and supervision as it pertains to Colby Recreation
Assist in the development of the department’s risk management, safety, and security efforts
Ensure all programming reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Organize Jan-Plan Mule Games programming with Healthy Colby Committee
Develop recurring annual events with the theme of a holistic lifestyle
Ensure compliance with College policies and procedures
Work closely with campus partners to develop equipment and venue planning, maintenance, and functionality
Serve on campus committees as needed
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
The associate director will report to the director of recreation, who in turn is directly supervised by the vice president and director of athletics. This position has significant interactions with coaches, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other outside constituencies.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.
General office, athletic facility, and campus environment. The position will require work outside and in inclement weather. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Walking, standing, bending, twisting, and occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive and/wrist motion is required. The position will be a full-time, fiscal year appointment, with frequent evening and weekend work required throughout the year with those dates determined by the director of athletics.
Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:
Associate Director of Competitive Sports Office of Human Resources Colby College 5500 Mayflower Hill Waterville, ME 04901-8855
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in education and experience; Degree in Recreation, Sport Management, Sports Administration, Physical Education, or related field preferred
Minimum of 3-5 years of increasing responsibility managing a comprehensive Intramural Sports and Club Sport Program
Must have current CPR, First Aid, and AED certification or be able to obtain within two months of employment
Experience with NIRSA program preferred
Outstanding oral and written communications skills
Strong self-initiative, independent judgement, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
Ability to effectively communicate with local and regional stakeholders
Experience with sports event planning and facilitation
Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail
Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
Must possess creative initiative, flexibility, and high energy
Aptitude for collaborating with others and maintaining positive working relationships with staff, coaches, administrators, and campus colleagues
Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
Ability to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis based on game schedules and travel as required
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.Colby is a member of the ...New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and has 28 intercollegiate sports that compete at the Division III level, and four programs (men’s and women’s Alpine and Nordic Skiing) that compete at the Division I level. The department also hosts a variety of club and intramural sports. Over one-third of Colby’s 2,000 students participate in intercollegiate sports, and in total, nearly three-quarters are involved in fitness and recreation activities in the department.The College is constructing a new, state-of-the-art athletics complex, scheduled to open this fall, which is destined to be among the best Division III facilities in the country. The 350,000 square-foot athletics center will include an indoor track and field competition center, aquatic center with Maine’s first 50-meter pool, squash center, gymnasium, hockey arena, strength & fitness center, training rooms, and coaching suites. Additionally, the College recently opened a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields that are also among the finest outdoor venues in Division III.