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Assistant Associate Athletic Director - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging/Student-Athlete Development

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Program Coordinator
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Posting Duration 9/21/2023 - 10/12/2023
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

The Assistant Associate Athletic Director - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging/Student-Athlete Development is responsible for the holistic development of Illinois State student-athletes, and will provide the education, resources, and opportunities that support learning essential life skills vital to student-athlete success at Illinois State and beyond. The Assistant Associate Athletic Director - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging/Student-Athlete Development will build rapport and relationships with student-athletes, coaches, staff, the ISU Office of Equity and Inclusion, and campus/community partners. The Assistant Associate Athletic Director will develop, manage, and execute services that address the recruitment, retention, graduation, and professional placement of all student-athletes; assess and identify the challenges of BIPOC student-athletes as it relates to first generation college students, socioeconomic and diverse backgrounds and transitioning to college and the Illinois State environment. This position will develop and implement strategic initiatives that help the department of athletics attain measurable diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and life skills development that contribute to a diversified student body and work force. Will also organize, align and activate campus and off-campus resources to meet those identified challenges. Responsible for adhering to the philosophies and regulations of the Department, University, and NCAA as they relate to assigned duties in the Department of Athletics under the direction of the Executive Associate Athletics Director. This position will serve on the Senior Staff.


Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor's or equivalent degree in psychology, sociology, social work, education, communications, political studies, kinesiology, athletics administration or other related fields.
2. Three (3) years of full-time or part-time equivalent professional level experience working in student development, athletics, educational leadership, teaching life skills, social work or related field. A post graduate internship could be used to count toward the experience required.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master's degree
2. Experience working in Higher Education
3. Experience working in Collegiate Athletics
4. Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
5. Demonstrated work experience in either creation, organization, leadership of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programing or similar equivalent
6. Demonstrated organizational and leadership ability.
7. Demonstrated ability to analyze fundamentals and advanced skills


$50,000 - $75,000 annual


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Breanna Crippen
Phone Number 3094388311
Comments Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work history portions. Be specific on your work history, including employment dates (if part-time you must list the number of work hours) and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below. In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD214, must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Breanna Crippen
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials and responses to the supplemental questions. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.