Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.
The Associate Director of Athletics supports the Director and provides administrative and management support for the intercollegiate, club sport, intramural, and recreation programs. The position’s responsibilities are performed with a high level of autonomy and require involvement with multiple constituencies across campus.
Essential Responsibilities: Provides administrative and management support for the college’s entire intercollegiate, intramural, recreation, and club athletic program. This includes assisting with the daily operation of the department including attending weekly staff meetings, provide operational support for coaches, coordinate home and away contest oversight and management , and more. Responsible for devising and implementing NCAA mandated programming and conference and institutional engagement projects. May act as the direct report for internal operations, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, or others, managing schedules, monitoring deadlines and projects, and evaluating performance. Primary advisor and contact to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Assist in motivating the involvement of student athletes relative to student health, safety and welfare. Update students on NCAA and Centennial Conference legislation and other information pertinent to the well being of student athletes. Assists the Department Director in updating faculty, staff and Board of Manager members on participation and trends in athletics. Serves as Title IX and diversity and inclusion coordinator. Serves as Deputy Title IX Coordinator Has oversight of team equipment budgets and fundraising accounts. Works with business manager to manage department budget lines. Has authority to act on the director’s behalf in his /her absence. Runs department meetings in director’s absence. Represents the department at national and regional meetings including NCAA and Centennial Conference. Serves on institutional, conference and national committees. Serves as the championships director for Centennial and NCAA tournaments at Swarthmore. Assists in evaluation and reappointment of current faculty, as well as the identification and recruitment of new department personnel. Serves as liaison between the department and HR to ensure new positions are posted and advertised; assists the Director in screening and interviewing all candidates. Completes annual Department of Education and Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) reports and NCAA Financial Report.
Supervisory Responsibilities: May act as the direct report for internal operations, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, Business Manager, or others,
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of relevant work experience required.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree preferred. Experience within an intercollegiate athletics operation. Versed in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training and education.
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.