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Senior Associate Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Welfare & Development
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Jun. 12, 2019
Title Senior Associate Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Welfare & Development
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Athletics

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Student-Athlete Welfare & Development

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Senior Associate Athletic Director, Student Athlete Welfare & Development opportunity within the Athletics department.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


Reporting to the VP/Director of Athletics, this position is responsible for all activities associated with student-athlete health, welfare and development, which includes assigned sports administration, student-athlete training, education and career development programs, department community outreach, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and all issues of student-athlete welfare, conduct and academics. Strategic development of a comprehensive life skills program, execution of the life skills program and continued evaluation and growth of this program will be key areas of oversight. This position will supervise direct reports focused on athletic training, strength and conditioning, sport psychology and life skills. This position will collaborate and work effectively with campus partners and coaching staff.


Student-Athlete Annual Training, Education and Career Programming

Provide a strategic and holistic direction for student-athlete annual training, education and career development programs. Including but not limited to topics of: sexual violence, diversity & inclusion, mental health, nutrition, time-management, leadership and sport performance, life skills and professional development.
Student-Athlete Welfare, Conduct & Academics

Oversee team of athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coach and sport psychologist responsible for all aspects of student-athlete health and welfare
Strategically engage with partners and key stakeholders to deliver high quality and effective service to student-athletes in all areas of welfare, conduct and academics
Ensure compliance related to student-athlete health at the university, conference and NCAA levels
Collaborate closely with the Center for Well Being, Department of Student-Affairs and Academic Counseling
Community Out Reach

Create opportunities for athletic department, teams, and student-athletes to have enhanced community engagement initiatives
Work in alignment with campus neighborhood liaison and the Center for the Common Good to enhance existing program with student-athletes
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

Build a vision, excitement and leadership for the student-athlete advisory committee
Work internally and externally to enhance the experience of the student-athlete leadership team with valuable content
Increase interest and participation from both student-athletes and staff populations.
Sport Administration

Supervise coaches and the day-to-day management of assigned intercollegiate teams which includes performance evaluation, monitoring eligibility and compliance with NCAA and conference rules, regular monitoring of the student-athlete experience, and effective relationship management with all appropriate internal and external stakeholders.
Other duties as assigned by the VP/Director of Athletics

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Seven years of athletic operations management experience
An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications

Athletic Operations Management experience at the collegiate level
Master’s degree
Knowledge of NCAA and conference rules
Physical Requirements

Strength and dexterity to lead and participate in specific sports activities and/or the ability to drive a motor vehicle. This position may require the strength to lift equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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