Athletics Director Student Well-Being and Community, Campus Life
Competition #: 217157 Opening Date: 5/16/17
Scope: Open to all Applicants Closing Date:
Location: Main Campus
Closing Date: Open until suitable candidate found
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology, environment, health, trades and business.
Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT works directly with industry to ensure we are meeting labour market demands. We also conduct applied research that solves real-world problems faced by Alberta’s industry. NAIT offers over 120 credit programs leading to degrees, applied degrees, diplomas and certificates as well as corporate training around the world.
Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.
NAIT's Athletics program is committed to recruiting excellent student athletes and providing a supportive atmosphere where they can achieve both academic and athletic success. NAIT was a charter member of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Association (ACAC) and is nationally ranked as one of the top ten college athletic programs in Canada.
We are currently seeking an Athletics Director to join our team in Campus Life.
Reporting to the Director of Student Well-being and Community, the Athletic Director has primary responsibility for providing leadership and vision to the Department of Athletics. The position oversees Athletics operational planning and monitors the achievement of identified goals and strategies. The position ensures that the Department of Athletics is aligned with and supports the Campus Life and Student Well-being and Community plans.
This position is accountable for coaching and development of the coaching staff, ensuring that student athletes have opportunities to develop academic, athletic and life skills for overall success. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC), Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and NAIT policies and procedures.
Creation and maintenance of departmental culture of cross-NAIT collaboration and respect.
Sustainability of the department through fiscally responsible budgeting, including revenue generation
Ensuring that departmental processes are documented and subject to a lens of continuous improvement.
Providing direction and support to fund raising and sponsorship efforts.
Leadership and direction in the planning, operation and evaluation of the intercollegiate sports programs.
Minimum Bachelors Degree in Sport Management, Recreation Administration or related discipline. Masters Degree preferred
7-10 years’ senior leadership experience in athletic management of a large public sport and recreation organization or department, ideally in post-secondary
Coaching certification an asset
Established track record of leadership experience working with students, student-athletes, coaches and recreational personnel
Solid budget development and financial management skills
Demonstrated success in strategic planning, budget development and financial management skills and strong project management skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and delegate tasks effectively
Highly developed interpersonal skills utilized often in engaging departmental staff as well as a large variety of stakeholders
Knowledge and expertise in by-laws and rules for the ACAC, CIS, CCAA, NCAA and other major sport organizations
Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered
NOTE: This is a five-year term appointment, where upon establishing mutual agreement, the assignment may be continued for an additional 5 years.
Remuneration: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience and will include a comprehensive benefit package.
We thank all applicants for their interest in NAIT as an employer. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from World Education Services or the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) - http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/int...