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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Associate Athletic Director in Geneva, New York


The Associate Athletic Director is responsible for overseeing the athletic department under the direction of the Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics & Recreation. This is a leadership role that is critical to supporting the internal daily functions and operations of the athletic department. Internal operations include but are not limited to, facility management, facility scheduling, regular season and post season game day operations, student work study employment and special events planning. In addition, the Associate Athletic Director will have sport oversight, directly supervise equipment staff and will assist in the hiring, evaluating and supervision of personnel.


  • Monitor and coordinate all physical athletic facility maintenance, project management and custodial direction in collaboration with Buildings & Grounds

  • Maintain schedule for overall programming and operations of athletic facilities

  • Serve as the point of contact for all HWS athletic facilities

  • Facilitate operational needs for relevant events, including developing visiting team guides and event checklists, and leading pre-event operational meetings and post-event debriefing sessions

  • Maintain, coordinate and oversee facility rental policies and procedures during the academic year

  • Serve as the Tournament Manager for NCAA and conference post season events

  • Oversee all aspects of game day management

  • Supervise and evaluate game day managers

  • Ensure efficient game day operations to provide a first rate experience for all participants, officials and spectators.

  • Collaborate with head coaches with scheduling of contests and coordinate with other staff and facilities impacted by the sport schedule

  • Lead all aspects of intra-department student work study employment for office staff and event staff

  • Assist in the hiring, evaluating and supervision of department personnel

  • Exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior

  • Comply with all HWS, Department of Athletics, NCAA, Liberty League and other sport-specific conferences code of ethics, rules and regulations.

  • Contribute to department functions and initiatives as assigned

  • Represent the department at college events

  • Represent the department on campus committees

  • Other duties as assigned

Other Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, 37.5 hours per week, benefits-eligible administrative Exempt position. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned. Evening and weekend hours are required.

  • A master’s degree is required preferably in sport management or athletic administration.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in college athletics as a coach or athletic department administrator required.

  • Proven ability to lead others.

  • Knowledge of operations of athletic facilities is required.

  • This successful candidate must be committed to the academic success of student-athletes and possess the personal and professional qualities necessary for contributing to the athletics department and to the Colleges’ community.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA Division I and III rules and regulations is required.

  • First Aid, CPR and AED certification are required.

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Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.