Assistant Vice President for Athletics

  • Lasell University
  • Newton, MA, USA
  • Sep 26, 2023
Full time Athletics & Coaching Vice President/Associate/Assistant VP

Job Description


Assistant Vice President for Athletics


Lasell University is in search of a dynamic Assistant Vice President for Athletics to oversee and manage all components of Lasell University's NCAA Athletics Program. The AVP is responsible for providing visionary leadership, instilling an atmosphere of enthusiasm and professionalism, and is dedicated to the academic, professional, and personal growth of students. This role encompasses the administration and supervision of intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports, intramural and club sports, facility oversight, hiring and supervision of athletic staff, student recruitment, and overall financial management. The AVP will partner with Admissions in recruitment and enrollment of athletes and will collaborate with the Office of University Advancement and Alumni Relations to engage alumni, corporate sponsors, and donors in an effort to help raise funds for the Department of Athletics. Lasell University is an NCAA Division III institution and a member of the Great Northeast Atlantic Conference (GNAC).

Lasell seeks faculty and staff who appreciate the value diversity brings to a campus community and are eager to foster an inclusive environment at the University. Employees who represent the various areas of diversity of our student body are key contributors to our strategic vision and are encouraged to apply.


The statements below are intended to describe the principal duties of the person or persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and responsibilities. Lasell University has the right to add or change the job responsibilities at any time.

  • Recruit, appoint, orient, supervise, and evaluate coaching staff, athletic trainers, and support staff. Oversee and manage all athletic facilities. Provide accountability for all staff and students within the athletics department.
  • Develop and nurture productive relationships with students, faculty, staff, the Student Government Association, alumni, friends, parents, and the local community. Actively participate in various student and institutional initiatives and committees.
  • Prepare long-term strategic planning with financial approaches and implementation steps to establish the direction of goals that will ensure the programs have a competitive advantage in fundraising and alumni engagement, facilities development, and the recruitment, retention, and promotion of student-athletes and athletic personnel.
  • Make sound decisions towards the success of the programs while keeping a positive environment for the student-athlete and coaches through guidance and feedback.
  • Provide leadership, organization, and training for staff in order to attain optimal operational, academic, fiscal, and athletic performance.
  • Understand and foster student-athlete academic success by ensuring that all athletes receive appropriate and timely support, resources, and referrals for personal, academic, and success services.
  • Interact with students and parents to resolve highly sensitive and difficult student-athlete issues.
  • Maintain strong collaborations across the University community.
  • Co-organize recruitment plans with Enrollment Management and coaching staff. Participate in orientation programs.
  • Identify and prioritize the Department's funding requirements and administer the annual operating budget
  • Oversee NCAA and Title IX compliance for the Department of Athletics.
  • Actively participate in governance at the regional and national level, including the NCAA, GNAC, and other national organizations as necessary and/or appropriate.
  • Continue implementing best practices as a limited-resource institution and identify strategies to operate successfully to obtain additional resources through sponsorships, fundraising, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This position is fully on-campus position, requiring daily in-person interactions with students and other departments.


  • Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred. Alternatively, candidates with a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of a master's degree.
  • Experience in a college/university setting preferred.
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal communications required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Coaching experience.
  • Knowledge of NCAA and Title IX regulations.
  • Experience managing budgets, fiscal, and operational planning.
  • Exceptional collaborative leadership skills to work with multiple departments throughout the University to ensure the success of student-athletes.
  • Experience with donor development, fundraising experience, and strategic and financial planning, including marketing strategies for student recruitment.
  • Minimum Education level: Bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred. Alternatively, candidates with a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience may be considered in lieu of a master's degree.
  • Computer skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and the use of social media.

Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.

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