Executive Director of the Cooper Athletics Leadership Program - Hoya Athletics

Washington D.C.
Aug 22, 2017
Feb 16, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
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Executive Director of the Cooper Athletics Leadership Program - Hoya Athletics

The Cooper Athletics Leadership Program (CALP) is a unique, transdisciplinary, academically-grounded program dedicated to the study and practice of leadership dynamics in an intercollegiate athletics environment.  CALP uses a research-based leadership theoretical framework and application through intercollegiate athletics participation as a “means” towards the higher education “end” of developing young people.  CALP also acts as an effective bridge between athletics, student services, and academic units on campus by engaging in ongoing dialogue and research with internal stakeholders that can lend a voice to the topic of leadership.

The Executive Director of the Cooper Athletics Leadership Program directs student-athlete leadership initiatives and coordinates student-athlete development programming.  The Executive Director will teach leadership courses and coordinate other areas of student-athlete leadership development, serves as the primary athletics advisor for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and coordinates community service activities; manages the nomination and application process of Student-Athletes for NCAA, conference, and institutional awards; collaborates in the identification of  candidates for national awards; coordinates life skills programming; and partners in the organization of workshops and presentations.  Reporting to the Associate Athletics Director for Administration & Varsity Sports, the Assistant Athletics Director has duties that include but are not limited to:

Student-Athletes Support

  • Provides direct support to student-athletes, assisting the athletics department in creating the best possible experience for the University's student-athletes. 
  • Manages the student-athlete leadership division (known as the Cooper Athletic Leadership Program), including student development and community outreach programs. 
  • Serves as liaison to University Student Affairs and other departments that have direct involvement with student-athletes.
  • Works with the Student-Athlete Leadership Advisory Committee and provides individual support to student-athletes. 
  • Develops student-athlete orientation and life skills programs. 
  • Handles the development, implementation and appropriate revisions to the Student-Athlete Handbook. 
  • Coordinates the Student-Athlete Assessment and Exit Interview process, including scheduling interviews, and administering questionnaires and providing summary reports for the Athletics Director, sport administrators and head coaches.

Sport Programs

  • Provides guidance and supervision for all sport programs, to include leadership development among coaches and staff - for example, assisting the head coach with managing their programs, as needed; adherence to and ensuring NCAA compliance;  and working with the head coach to create and manage an environment conducive to both academic and competitive success. 
  • Keeps the Athletics Director informed and aware as to the condition of each department relative to his/her areas of responsibility.

Workshops and Presentations

  • Programs athletics department staff development sessions that focus on enhancing the student-athlete experience. 
  • Engages in the coordination with other University Departments and outside entities to schedule appropriate workshops and presenters.


  • Master's degree
  • 5+ years of experience directly related to the position responsibilities, including experience with elite athlete training - preferably in Division I coaching and administration
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong Interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Demonstrated orientation to high service levels
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intercollegiate sports and administrative functions of a Division I athletics program, including applicable NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Working knowledge of intercollegiate sports and administrative functions of a Division I athletics program, as well as of business practices and procedures
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement programs and initiatives utilizing technology to establish communications and maintain information on programs and initiatives
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, motive and manage people, develop and maintain effective relationships, and foster a cooperative environment
  • Ability to organize resources and establish priorities, to conduct program planning and implementation, to administer employee development and performance management, and to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments

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EEO Statement:

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