Senior Associate Athletics Director of Student Services

Position Details

Classification Information

University Title Senior Associate Director Athletics - 5310
Pay Grade 40
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80044P
Working Title Senior Associate Athletics Director of Student Services
Advertised Employing Department Athletics Department
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous
Proposed Start Date Negotiable
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Iowa State University is currently accepting applications for a Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student Services. This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics and serves as a member of the Director of Athletics’ Senior Management team. The position also dual reports to both the Faculty Athletics Representative and the Director of Athletics on all matters of NCAA, Big 12 and institutional rules compliance. Position is directly responsible for supervising the Office of Student-Athlete Development (academic & student affairs) and the Office of Athletics Compliance. The position also assists the Director of Athletics in the overall administration of the athletics program including serving as the representative for all student-athlete wellness and discipline issues. Position serves as the department’s liaison to the Sr. Vice President for the Division of Student Affairs and the units that report directly to that office (Dean of Students, Housing, Food Service, Judicial Affairs, Admissions, Registrar, etc.). Commitment to and responsibility for adhering to all rules and regulations of the University, Big 12 Conference, and NCAA.

Requires exceptional leadership, analysis, decision making, communication skills and conflict resolution skills. Requires strong work ethic. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body and staff.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 6 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 4 years of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Management level collegiate athletics or student affairs administrative experience including supervision of support staff, budget management and strong understanding of NCAA rules.

Preferred Education and Experience

Direct oversight of academic services, compliance and/or student affairs units.
Management experience at a FBS or FCS program.
Familiarity with conference rules, student judicial processes and/or student wellness programs.
Master’s degree in related area.

Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

This position is subject to compliance with the NCAA’s IAWP legislation which defines an individual associated with a prospective student-athlete (IAWP) as any person who maintains (or directs others to maintain) contact with the prospective student-athlete, the prospective student-athlete’s relatives or legal guardians, or coaches at any point during the prospective student-athlete’s participation in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and/or football and whose contact is directly or indirectly related to either the prospective student-athlete’s athletic skills and abilities or the prospective student-athlete’s recruitment by or enrollment in an NCAA institution. This definition includes, but is not limited to, parents, legal guardians, handlers, personal trainers and coaches. A violation occurs if an IAWP is employed by the institution and, at the time of employment, a student-athlete who enrolled at the institution in the previous two years (and remains enrolled at the institution) was a prospective student-athlete by which the individual meets the definition of an IAWP. A violation also occurs if an IAWP is employed and, within two years after such employment, a prospective student-athlete by which the individual meets the definition of an individual associated with a prospective student-athlete enrolls as a full-time student in a regular academic term at the institution.

Department Contact Name Kari
Department Contact Phone 5152949525
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary
Guaranteed Consideration Date 03/01/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have management level collegiate athletics or student affairs administrative experience including supervision of support staff, budget management and strong understanding of NCAA rules?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe your experience in a leadership position in a college environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please list any FBS or FCS programs where you have experience serving in a leadership/management role.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience that demonstrates knowledge of student judicial affairs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Briefly describe any direct oversight experience you have had with the following areas: academic services, athletics compliance, student affairs.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you know or have you maintained contact with any current Iowa State football or men’s or women’s basketball student-athletes?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * If yes, did your relationship arise because of the student-athlete’s participation in athletics or their recruitment by or enrollment in an NCAA institution? Please describe.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * If yes, please list the current student-athletes’ names and describe your relationship.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
    • ISU Employment Opportunities Website
    • ISU Employee
    • Website
    • Placement Office
    • Trade Journal
    • Newspaper
    • HERC Website
    • LinkedIN
    • Facebook
    • CareerBuilder
  11. Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  2. Reference Contact Information
  3. Other Document(s) 1