The University of Michigan–Flint invites visionary leaders who will champion advocacy, education, and student success to apply for its Club Sports Associate Director position. The Associate Director is responsible for creating a dynamic and vibrant club sports program with well-trained coaches and staff who are dedicated to student engagement, learning and principled community. The Associate Director provides oversight of all club sports activities and facilities to help cultivate a positive campus environment that promotes student involvement, learning, and personal development.
The Associate Director will be expected to work with colleagues to create a robust club sports program that reinforces UM-Flint’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Associate Director will coordinate policies, standards, and goals for the teams which are consistent with the mission and goals of the University and the Division of Student Affairs. The Associate Director represents the department through service on University and student committees.
The University of Michigan-Flint affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply and we are seeking candidates from a diverse background to lead the program during a transformative time.
The Club Sports Associate Director will be responsible for:
Creating a dynamic and vibrant club sports program that is student- centered and promotes student learning, growth and development through a vision that is aligned with the strategic goals of the University.
Actively work to recruit students to participate in Club Sports and expand the program through the creation of additional sports teams.
Recruiting, selecting, training, supervising and evaluating coaches and staff who are responsible for the operation of the club sports program.
Serving as Advisor to the individual sports and the Club Sports Council. Plan and coordinate trainings, teambuilding and officer development experiences specifically designed for Club Sports athletes and coaches.
Ensuring enforcement of program and University policies, procedures and guidelines for practices, competitions, events, athletes, coaches and others by regularly reviewing compliance and providing follow-up.
Serving as the liaison between each club and its related league. Ensure compliance with league rules and bylaws including submission of all required informational paperwork and attending meetings.
Assisting with marketing, branding, social media, fundraising and development efforts, facilities management, budget oversight and all administrative functions that support individual teams and the overall program including maintaining overall game and practice schedules for each team.
Supporting the University of Michigan-Flint’s commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus through program development and individual professional development.
Fostering an atmosphere of respect for individual differences and community values.
Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Sports Management or related field;
4-5 years of relevant experience; experience with club sports or intercollegiate athletics preferred.
One-three years of supervision experience required.
Demonstrated leadership through ability to be self-directed, build positive relationships, solve problems, manage and respect differences, prioritize and motivate others to achieve individual and unit goals through teamwork.
Proven excellent time management and organizational skills and ability to be flexible and adapt to change that positively impacts the unit.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills resulting in communications that are clearly understood by others required.
Demonstrated desire for self-development and growth in professional and personal areas required.
The University of Michigan-Flint serves over 8,500 learners and offers degrees in over 129 under- graduate and 63 graduate possible majors, concentrations and specializations, including a doctor of nursing practice and doctor of physical therapy. The University also offers programs in liberal arts and sciences, elementary or secondary education, health care, and business. The academic campus commu...nity is comprised of over 550 faculty members.
UM-Flint is a premier urban center for learning, research, and civic engagement. Chancellor Susan
E. Borrego has a dynamic vision for UM-Flint that focuses on academic excellence, ensuring that a broadly diverse student body can benefit from the university’s educational offerings, and strengthening ties to the Flint community.
Guided by a strategic plan, Blue Ribbon Commission report for Academic Affairs, and supported by the combined energy and enthusiasm of its faculty, students, community, and leadership, the University has undergone a metamorphosis. It recently approved its fifth school, the School of Nursing; added two new buildings to the campus, expanding its usable space by 25%; and took ownership of its second residence hall.
One of three campuses of the University of Michigan, UM-Flint's development in recent years has paralleled that of its host city. Flint, population approximately 100,000 located about 60 miles north of Detroit, is in the midst of a similarly profound transformation. Although the city is best known as the birthplace of General Motors, shifts in industry have caused the area to become better known for its educational opportunities, cultural centers, medical facilities, shopping centers, and recreational activities. Visitors who return to the city after several years are amazed at the ongoing transformation, and UM-Flint has played a central role in the progress the city has made.
Located near the campus is the Flint Cultural Center comprised of nine institutions: Sloan Museum (history and science), Longway Planetarium, Flint Youth Theatre, Whiting Auditorium, Flint Institute of arts (second largest museum in the state and art education), Flint Institute of Music (Flint Sympho- ny Orchestra and the School of Performing Arts) and the Flint Public Library. Mott Community
College is also adjacent to this complex.
The University of Michigan-Flint is a vital and integral part of a world-class public university, the University of Michigan. Its strengths include:
• Connections and partnerships with the surrounding community are strong and include several programs, events and activities involving students, faculty and staff directly with the Flint com- munity.
• Strong entrepreneurial spirit is reflected in the development of unique programs which provide our students with a wide variety of new areas and markets.
• Faculty value the diversity of the student body in terms of ethnicity, gender, lifestyle and age; there is great respect for the sacrifices that many students must make in pursuit of higher education. Students especially value the small classes and the easy access to faculty. Faculty and students shared a strong sense of mutual respect.
• Campus environment and campus life are enriched by a diverse student body. The mix of traditional and non-traditional students has resulted in an energetic and dynamic educational experience.
• Faculty and staff care a great deal about the students, our institution and welcome the opportunity to be involved in institutional service. Testimony from students shows an overwhelming support and caring from faculty and staff throughout their academic journey.
• Carnegie classifies the University as Masters-Large, and in 2010 the Higher Learning Commission
of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools reaffirmed accreditation for ten years.