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Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer (Administrator II)

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: MPP, Athletics, At-Will, Full Time
Position Description

Working Title: Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer 

Department Name: Athletics 

Division: Student Affairs 

MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status. 

Classification Title: Administrator II 

Position Salary Range: $8,570 - $12,854 per month  

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $10,000 - $10,758 per month.  

Salary is commensurate with experience.  

Review of applications will begin 9/14/2023 and the position will remain open until filled. 

California State University, Dominguez Hills has retained Mammoth Sports Consulting to manage the search for the Senior Associate Athletic Director/COO.

TO APPLY interested candidates must send one PDF file containing a letter of application, resume, and full contact information for three professional references to or contact Dr. Kurt Patberg, Vice President at

About the Department/Position:  

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics, the Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer (Sr. AD) will plan, direct, and manage the departments operations including Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) programs, business administration, and facilities. The Sr. AD will assist the AVP with the development of policies and procedures. Specific areas of responsibility will include Sports Administration, Facilities Management and Rental, Capital Projects, Game Day Management, and other administrative responsibilities. This position will also supervise several Head Coaches, selected sports as a Sports Supervisor, and other administrative responsibilities. The Senior Associate Athletic Director will also serve as the Chief Operating Officer for the department and share responsibility for adapting program activities, services, and practices to correspond with the needs of the Athletics Department; the University's service area; and the dynamics of the institution. Primarily focused on administering established policies and procedures but may have some impact on departmental budgeting, strategic planning, and procedural change. This position is a full-time administrative position. 

The schedule may vary depending on athletic events requiring some evenings and weekends. 

Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Directs the operational aspects including budget planning and monitoring for ICA of all intercollegiate programs as assigned.  

  • Supervises the team support functions including individual travel, lodging and food arrangements for teams on away trips as well as individual contest officials for home events. 

  • Provides day-to-day operations of the department and direction to coaches and staff and makes decisions for department operations in the Director’s absence.  

  • Supports the development and implementation of the department strategic plan, establishing and enforcing department-wide priorities, setting short- and long-term goals. 

  • Participates with the management of all indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. 

  • Oversee human resources related activities including, but not limited to initiates recruitments, processing and hiring of student assistants, faculty, and staff appointments and participates in the selection processes, evaluating staff work performance, and establishing priorities and timelines for tasks and projects. 

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. 

  • Five (5) years of experience in college athletics, which has included training and supervising the work of others. 

  • Experience working with a diverse and multicultural population and performing community services. 

  • California Driver License 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUDH Vision Statement and the Core Values of applied, active, and project-based learning activities, interdisciplinary, multicultural, and global perspectives; technological sophistication; service learning, ethical reflection and practice, and collaboration. 

  • Ability to effectively manage and deliver student-oriented services on a campus with a diverse student body and staff using modern management and administrative techniques related to the development and implementation of appropriate methods of work planning, scheduling, and coordination. 

  • Assist with the planning, organization, and direction of others in the formation of programs and policies within the operation. 

  • Communicate in a professional and effective manner - in both written and oral forms; and establish and maintain effective working relationships that promote professionalism and mutual respect in a multicultural and diverse academic community. 

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules. Ability to interpret and apply federal, state, and university policies and regulations pertaining to the Athletics Department. 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or university 

  • Gather and analyze data; reason logically draws valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations. 

  • Participate in and contribute to group meetings, conferences, and interviews.  

  • Present clear and concise information orally and in written reports.  

  • Train and evaluate the productivity and performance of other employees; analyze situations and take connective action. 

  • Strong skills in communication, management, and leadership skills. 

  • Proficient in the use of personal computers, including spreadsheets and database software.   

  • Working knowledge of a student information system, such as PeopleSoft.   

  • Strong problem solving and conflict-resolution skills.  

  • General knowledge of personal computer software for business functions; especially spreadsheets, databases, word processing applications, and email. 

To view the full position description, click Position Description above. 

General Information:  

  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program. 

  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. 

  • The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

  • This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission. 

  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California 

  • The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.  Questions about the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to

  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here

Closing Statement 

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.  

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. 

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