GENERAL PURPOSE: The Director of Adapted Athletics is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of a comprehensive Adapted Athletics Program which provides opportunities for individuals to participate in a diverse offering of inclusive and adaptive athletics and recreation activities at a variety of skill and ability levels. The Adapted Athletics Director will develop, implement and review program goals, objectives, policies, and risk management procedures in addition to working directly with individuals with disabilities to support their success. The Director will assist with strategic planning, support budget planning, monitor expenses, assess program learning outcomes, coordinate student athlete recruitment, manage staff and work with the Associated Students and University colleagues to promote program awareness on campus and abroad. The position reports to the Associate Director of Aztec Recreation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Leads the planning, organization, scheduling, administration and facilitation of a comprehensive, inclusive adaptive sports program including competitive sports, drop-in activities, tournaments, and special events
Articulates the Adapted Athletics Program mission, vision, and values within San Diego State University and the community abroad
Coordinates and manages all adaptive sports related functions for Associated Students and San Diego State University
Supervises part-time staff, including interns and volunteers, in accordance with A.S. processes for recruiting, hiring, training, development, and evaluation of staff and volunteers
Serves as Aztec Recreation's primary contact for all ADA accommodation requests
Works with all Aztec Recreation departments to plan and facilitate accommodations for individuals with disabilities
Works collaboratively with the Aztec Recreation and Mission Bay Aquatic Center program administrators to develop and enhance adaptive sport and recreation programs in sport clubs, intramural sports, fitness, rock climbing, and water sports
Schedules appropriate facilities for Adaptive Athletics Program affiliated practices, competitions, and special events
Assists with the development of risk management plans, procedures, and protocol for the safety of all program participants, volunteers and employees
Works with the Aztec Recreation and A.S. marketing teams, to develop and implement effective marketing and communication strategies, and to present and promote programs to various on campus and off campus groups
Ensures compliance with all Associated Students, SDSU, national association, and conference policies rules and regulations
Assists in the formation, review, and enforcement of all policies and procedures including annual revisions of all sport rules, policies and regulations
Researches and recommends inventory of program supplies and equipment utilized in Adaptive Athletics programs
Creates an annual budget for Adaptive Sports programs and monitors all adapted sports related expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner
Works closely with campus partners to support fundraising efforts for the Adaptive Athletics Program
Researches, identifies, and prioritizes government, corporate, foundations, private funding prospects and opportunities that match program needs
Provides timely reports on all Adapted Athletic Program developments to all funders of the organization (government, individual donors, university alumni, corporations, and foundations)
Travels to and attends adapted athletic sporting events to recruit potential student-athletes
Coordinates athlete recruitment and follows up with all potential student-athletes and families about the SDSU Adapted Athletics Program
Establishes strong working relationships with other campus departments including the School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Student Ability Success Center, University Development, Financial Aid, Admissions and Athletics
Assists in managing a strategic planning process that is receptive and responsive to students, campus and the community regarding Adaptive Sports programs
Creates learning objectives that will demonstrate the attainment of skills, knowledge, and overall personal growth as a result of participation in these programs, as a participant, employee, or as a volunteer
Assists in the assessment and evaluation of programs and participation through qualitative and quantitative data collection
Provides inclusion training, disability awareness and other educational programs to part-time and full-time staff as well as the campus and community
Conducts regular facility and program inclusion audits and present findings to Aztec Recreation staff, Recreation and Wellness Commission and Adapted Athletics Board of Advisors.
Performs other duties of a similar nature as requested by supervisors.
Minimum & Preferred Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Management, Business, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, or a related field required
Master's Degree preferred
Experience as an athlete or coach of an adapted sport or program, or at least one year of experience as an administrator of a collegiate adapted sports program required
Two or more years of progressively responsible experience, knowledge of and skills working in a college or university recreation environment preferred
Demonstrated experience with the following:
Programs and activities for persons with disabilities
Managing adapted sports programs and equipment maintenance
Hiring, training, evaluating and supervising staff
Training staff including but not limited to technical skills, safety and risk management, and emergency response
Knowledge of safety procedures and protocols as they relate to inclusive recreation activities
Working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Working directly with a diverse population of college students and volunteers
Delivering and training others on exceptional customer service
Experience working in a multicultural educational environment
Developing and managing budgets
Ability to develop and implement strategic goals, facilitate change, and create innovative programs
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to compile, prepare, write, and review reports
Knowledge of Excel, Power Point, Word and Member Management systems
Experience writing and managing grants preferred
Licenses & Certifications:
American Red Cross AED, CPR and First-Aid certification required (within the first 30 days of hire)
Must complete Gender Awareness, Computer Security, and Sexual Harassment Prevention for Supervisors trainings within 30 days of hire
Starting range: $26.44 - $31.25 hourly
SCHEDULE & WORKING CONDITIONS:
This is a regular, full-time position with typical hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Schedule will also require some weekend and evening work for special events, tournaments and travel for recruiting.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
General office environment with some time outdoors. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking around campus or at sport facilities. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available or at outdoor sport facilities (e.g. tennis courts, track).
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position may require the individual to spend many hours sitting and using office equipment and computers. This person will also spend time filing and have to do some lifting of supplies and materials from time to time, including banker boxes and files.
Inside the Organization:
Reports to the Aztec Recreation Associate Director
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered this position with Associated Students. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current Associated Students employees who apply for the position.
Fingerprinting is required for all employee and volunteer positions that have direct contact with minor children and/or supervise other staff.
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