Potomac State College is seeking applications for a Director of Athletics. This position is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and direction for athletics to ensure program effectiveness, continuous improvement, and positive experience for student-athletes on and off the field. The Director of Athletics maintains the integrity of the program, promoting and upholding the core values of Potomac State College. The Director of Athletics will strengthen and build the athletic program, developing relationships with the NJCAA, our regional partners and external constituents. The Director of Athletics reports to the Dean of Student Experience.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Provide strategic and visionary leadership to all athletic department personnel (coaches, trainers, and staff)
Create and oversee an organizational structure for the department that ensures administrative and operational effectiveness, fiscal responsibility, and compliance
Develop a strategic plan for the athletic department that supports and aligns with the mission and vision of the College
Foster an environment that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion as core principles
Ensure compliance with all NJCAA, Title IX, and institutional policies, as well as other external rules and regulations
Be responsible for all budgetary matters related to athletics which includes but is not limited to departmental budgets, reconciling payments to referees and umpires and expenditures within the athletic teams.
Collaborate with athletics and academic staff to promote academic success, retention, and graduation for all student athletes
Oversee operations of all athletic facilities
Directly supervise head coaches, trainers, and staff, including shared responsibility for hiring decisions, disciplinary or firing decisions, and full responsibility for training, mentoring, and evaluating coaches and athletics staff in accordance with College policies and expectations.
Supervise student workers who serve as gym monitors, weight-room attendants
Sustain a culture of excellence and continuous improvement throughout all aspects of the athletic department with a high-level of integrity and a strong focus on living our core values. (Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability and Appreciation)
In this context, win as much as possible
Oversee the control, supervision, scheduling, and maintenance of all athletic facilities
Collaborate with Student Experience personnel to coordinate athletic facility use by recreational athletics groups
Collaborate with other college personnel and the local community to coordinate athletic facility usage.
Assist coaches who request assistance in scheduling of games, equipment purchases, transportation needs, etc.
Prepare contracts for all games and officials
Responsible for assigning coverage for or covering game day management for all home athletic events.
Attend away play-off games to represent college if available.
Collaborate with Enrollment Services personnel on the recruitment of student athletes
Collaborate with Residence Life and Housing personnel on housing student athletes
Collaborate with Marketing personnel on publicity, preparation of press releases, reporting of athletic events, results, game day programs and web page updates.
Collaborate with Alumni personnel to develop events including the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Collaborate with local leaders to enhance community relations between the College and local community.
Represent the Athletic Department at meetings dealing with athletics, Conference meetings, Alumni meetings, Student Experience, and others.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor
Master's Degree in athletic administration, education administration, or a related field.
5 years of intercollegiate athletics administration experience, including personnel management, compliance, and operations
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Outstanding analytical and financial budgeting skills
Successful experience in fundraising and a commitment to the development of donor relationships
Knowledge of NCAA, NJCAA, Title IX policies, rules and regulations
High Level of Emotional Intelligence
Ability to move and coach on the field
Ability to lift 20 pounds
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Feb 12, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 199045
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