SUMMARY: The Director of Athletics and The O’Connell Athletic Center is responsible for the overall administration of athletics including intercollegiate, intramural, club and recreational activities. The director provides vision, leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, management, and coordination and implementation of a comprehensive NCAA Division III athletic program. The Athletic Department is a fast paced, intensive, high energy environment. Administrators, Coaches and Staff work intensive schedules including weekends and evenings.
RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to): • Administer the intercollegiate athletic program in accordance with NCAA, GNAC and University policies. • Direct strategic planning, operations and budgetary decisions for facilities and programs including year round community membership and programming within the facility. • Attend national and regional conferences for NCAA and GNAC affiliations as the institutional representative; ensures college and program compliance with rules and regulations. • Provide mentoring of administrative staff and coaches and facilitates professional development opportunities for them. • Supervise and evaluate administrative staff and coaches for coaching and administrative duties. • Act as a resource for all athletic teams, intramural recreation and sports programs and sports facilities managers. • Oversee the sport related medical care of student athletes and participants including intercollegiate, intramural, club and recreational activities. • Oversee the use, care and maintenance of the facility and athletic fields and assumes responsibility for all athletic equipment and related inventories. • Oversee athletic recruiting and maintains compliance with NCAA, GNAC and University policies. • Coordinate athletic eligibility with Compliance Director, Coordinator of Recruiting/Retention, the Registrar, Academic Dean and Advising Offices. • Serve as liaison between athletics and institutional advancement; assists with athletic fundraising initiatives, and cultivates prospects in joint efforts with Institutional Advancement. • Assume responsibility for affirmative action efforts and adherence to procedures in the recruitment, hiring and promotion of staff and coaches. • Provide leadership initiatives for student athletes including the Student Athlete Advisory Council. • Other responsibilities as assigned by management.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
Masters Degree in related field required
5 years’ experience in College Athletic Administration
Available for evening and weekend work as needed
Ability to travel to athletic events, conferences, meetings, etc., generally within New England
Able to function independently while operating effectively within a team environment
Cultural competency to work with diverse student and employee population
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Possess solid general computer skills, including ability to work in a Windows environment. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed (e.g., mail merge, data base management). Familiarity with specific applications used by the University/Department a plus.
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, colleagues, and external constituents
Flexible and able to multi-task
Exhibits a high level of professionalism, leadership, creative problem solving, diplomacy, negotiation skills, and the ability to manage complex projects with minimal supervision
Professional, courteous demeanor and appearance; ability to work professionally with students, faculty, staff and administration and represent the University professionally to the public
Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph
About University of Saint Joseph
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.Ideally situated midway between Boston and New York City, the beautiful 84-acre Olmsted-designed campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown, and provides an array of cultural events, occasions for spiritual development, and fitness and recreational options. The University also has an active presence outside our campus, reaching into the surrounding community through internships, community service projects, new program and partnerships.