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Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions in competition and in the classroom. We exist to enrich the lives of students to positively impact our community and world for generations to come. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA, IRA, and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.
This position reports to the head coach for the University’s NCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball program. The Chief of Staff will use professionalism, expertise, and excellent communication skills to establish and build effective relationships with coaches, staff, student-athletes, inside and outside constituents. This position will uphold the Department’s core values which include showing growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit in all areas of responsibility.
Direct regular meetings with the head coach and coaching staff to establish goals and objectives. Observe practices, training, film, and competition, and provide consultation, strategic analysis, and recommendations to the coaching staff. Review and provide analysis and expertise on scouting and coaching strategies with regard to opponents. This position will have no direct coaching responsibilities with student-athletes or communication with athletes about basketball related activities or performance.
Manage and oversee the strategic plan for donor outreach, and fan support for the women’s basketball program. Collaborate with ICA external relations and Tyee Club staff to develop and implement donor initiatives. Coordinate with those units to develop and implement promotional events for the program that will involve former players, alumni, donors, fans, and the greater Seattle community.
Collaborate on the coordination of logistics and serve as a liaison for on-campus visits, functions and communications to ensure an exemplary experience for recruits and their families in order to attract top level talent. Participate in on-campus recruiting visits in accordance with NCAA and Conference rules and guidelines.
Serve as the liaison for Student Athlete Academic Services for the areas of career development such as internship and mentorship opportunities.
Stay abreast on publications, articles or reports on strategic subject matter of special interest to the coaching staff. Provide analysis, summaries or recommendations where applicable.
This position may be assigned other duties and responsibilities by the Head Coach or the Director of Athletics.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, in sports management or related fields and minimum 5 years of relevant experience at an NCAA Division I institution. Proficient computer experience with common office software as well as recruiting software programs, while being comfortable with technological advances. Must be team-oriented, self-motivated and a hard worker with excellent communication skills and a positive attitude. Proficiency with NCAA rules and experience working with confidential and sensitive information is critical. Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends. Flexibility in scheduling vacation and other time off is a necessity as there are certain times of the year that are especially labor-intensive.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.