Job Opportunity: NCAA Associate Director, Office of Inclusion

Submitted By: NCAA

Location:     National Office - Indianapolis
Job Code:     987
# of openings:     1
External Close Date:     8/23/15

Basic Function : This position will serve as a member of the Inclusion staff and is responsible for providing and enabling programming and education, developing and implementing strategies, policies and programs that will facilitate a diverse and inclusive culture across dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to age, race, sex, class, national origin, creed, educational background, disability, gender expression, geographical location, income, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation and work experiences for student-athletes, coaches, and athletics administrators within the NCAA membership.

Duties and Responsibilities :

Provide the NCAA membership with guidance regarding inclusion initiatives with a focus on student-athletes with disability initiatives.     

Develop collaborations with subject matter experts and advocates in the student-athletes with disabilities community.
Serve as primary liaison to Association-Wide subcommittees that  oversee  inclusion and diversity initiatives. Collaborate with appropriate NCAA national office staff on issues of relevance related to inclusion and diversity initiatives with a focus on student-athletes within the  disabilities community. 
Build awareness, understanding, and support from the membership and national office staff to best position the Association to serve student-athletes with disabilities.

Serve as primary liaison for the MOAA/NCAA partnership for the Award for Diversity and Inclusion.

Develop the award timeline, selection criteria and online electronic application.
Participate in regular communication with MOAA representatives in award planning.
Market and promote award to membership and affiliate groups.
Collaborate with designated national office staff members regarding development of award and video production and media elements of the award.

Manage community outreach and sponsorships.

Collaborate with respective national office groups in the development of sponsorship advertisements, messaging, and other media.
Assist in negotiation of sponsorship contracts, including receivables and financial commitments.
Coordinate sponsorship activations including event representation and participation.

Provide leadership, guidance, and support to Office of Inclusion special programs and events.

Assist in planning and execution of  NCAA Inclusion Forum.
Serve as educational session liaison for NCAA Convention workshops.
Serve as liaison to the Public and Media Relations Office.

Responsible for special projects as assigned relative to Inclusion and Leadership Development.

Essential Qualifications and Minimum Requirements :

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
Requires knowledge of intercollegiate athletics, institutional and NCAA structures.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently and manage various job assignments.
Ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals.
Strong organizational and planning skills.
Postgraduate education desired.
Knowledge of and appreciation for principles and values of Inclusion desired.
Previous project management experience desired.

Principal Contacts: Contacts most often involved in accomplishing responsibilities of this position include collaborations with external partners, Division I, Division II and Division III institutions, athletic department staff, chancellors and presidents, NCAA National Office staff, and governance structure.

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Tags: College Athletics, Disability Issues, Inclusion, Indianapolis

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