Under the direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Student Services, the Director for Student- Athlete Inclusion will work with a wide variety of constituents within the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and on campus to align programmatic needs that support diversity initiatives. The Director of Inclusion will lead the division of intercollegiate athletics’ programming and diversity related efforts including: serving as a co-facilitator for programs and committee work and assisting with the development and sponsoring of specific student-athlete support groups, encouraging and supporting student-athlete participation in campus, community and athletic programming. Specifically, involvement in the Our Wisconsin Program, facilitating the Student-Athletes Equally Supporting Other (SAESO), serving as a member of the Minority / Disadvantaged Students Committee (MDC), and as the Multicultural Student Center (MSC) liaison.
The incumbent will be tasked with assessing current Division of Intercollegiate Athletics programming regarding diversity issues and using those assessments to propose, develop and implement strategies, policies and programs that will facilitate a diverse and inclusive culture across dimensions of diversity for student-athletes, coaches, and administration and campus constituents. Included here are developing, monitoring and updating the goals and initiatives of the diversity stand-alone plan and participation in Athletic Board Committee work.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree is required. Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of two (2) to four (4) years of experience working in student-athlete engagement and/or diversity and inclusion in higher education preferred. In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills and abilities: strong leadership and interpersonal skills to build relationships with populations from diverse backgrounds, organization and time management skills; and the ability to work independently. Candidates must be willing to work some weekend and evening hours, as needed.
Additional qualifications include: demonstrated knowledge and commitment to adhering to Big Ten and NCAA rules and regulations; ability to work cooperatively with diverse groups and administrators, faculty, staff and students; ability to develop and implement innovative approaches and solutions; ability to work well independently and in teams; and ability to be flexible in accepting new responsibilities. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required by events.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100% Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after October 1, 2018. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11.55 pm CDT, on the assured consideration date. To apply, please complete the online application here: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/499042/director-for-studentathlete-inclusion and attach a cover letter referencing your qualifications and experience, a comprehensive resume as well as the current contact information for three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Internal Number: 95842
About UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship, respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.