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Assistant OR Associate Athletic Director – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and Student-Athlete Development

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Program Coordinator
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Posting Duration 4/24/2024 - 5/15/2024
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

The Assistant OR Associate Athletic Director - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging/Student-Athlete Development will serve as a leader in developing a diverse and inclusive environment in the Athletics Department; and will be responsible for the development and oversight of all Athletic Department’s DEI&B initiatives and programming as well as Student-Athlete Development. The DEI&B portion of this position will include implementing DEI&B training and workshops for student-athletes, coaches, and staff; and will monitor and update our most recent NCAA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Review. The Assistant/Associate Athletic Director – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging/Student-Athletes Development will cultivate relationships with other campus units which include International Students and Scholars Services, Financial Aid Office, Enrollment Management and Academic Services, ISU Career Services, University College, NCAA Compliance & Student Services, Dean of Students, University Counseling Center, among others. This individual will oversee the Student-Athlete “Redbirds4Change” committee and will be our NCAA Athletics Diversity and Inclusion designee (ADID). This individual will have the opportunity to be part of the Athletic Director’s Senior Staff, work closely with the University’s Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, and will represent Illinois State Athletics on campus and Missouri Valley Conference committees.

The Student-Athlete Development portion of this position will be responsible for the overarching goal to provide each student-athlete with the skills necessary to achieve success in their personal and professional lives beyond their collegiate athletic experiences. This individual will be responsible for creating, planning, and implementing effective leadership, life skills, professional/career and personal development workshops, events, and initiatives for all student-athletes. This will include working with both internal and external partners of our campus to promote the holistic development of our student-athlete population. The Assistant/Associate Athletic Director - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging/Student-Athlete Development will contribute to our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), collaborate with the staff in the Karin Bone Athletics Study Center, partner with campus and department mental health professionals, and others to enhance the student-athlete experience and their overall welfare.

Additional Information
University Benefit Highlights:

- Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
- Retirement and supplemental retirement
- Tuition waiver benefits are available to staff as well as their eligible dependents.
- Paid holiday/administrative closures during Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks
- Paid vacation and sick time

For more University Benefit information:

Information regarding eligibility for participation in the Sta


Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree.
2. One (1) year of full-time or part-time equivalent professional level work experience in student development, athletics administration, educational leadership, teaching life skills, or related field. A post graduate internship could be used to count toward the one (1) year of experience required.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization.
2. Two or more (2+) years of experience working in higher education administration or athletic administration.
3. Relevant work experience in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
4. Experience in training/education, group facilitation, program development, and evaluation.
5. Knowledge of NCAA rules.
6. Experience in development, organizing and implementing programming including but not limited to financial literacy, leadership development, life skills, career preparation, and EDIB initiatives.
7. Ability to analyze, write and interpret policies and procedures.
8. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
9. Strong detail-oriented, organizational skills.
10. Willingness to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.


$55,000 - $75,000 annual (see special instructions to applicants section for additional information)


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Breanna Crippen
Phone Number (309) 438-8311
Comments This search is to fill one vacancy. The working title will be determined based on years of related experience.
A final candidate with three or more years of full-time, related experience will be hired under working title Associate Athletic Director – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and Student-Athlete Development. A final candidate with less than three years full-time, related experience will be hired under the working title of Assistant Athletic Director – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and Student-Athlete Development.

The salary range for this position is as follows:
- Associate Athletic Director: $65,000 - $75,000
- Assistant Athletic Director: $55,000 - $65,000

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.

Illinois State University is authorized to do business within the State of Illinois. All work under this appointment is required to be performed from within the State of Illinois. If hired, out-of-state candidates must establish Illinois residen