The Director of Athletics, Fitness, and Intramurals (thereafter Athletic Director) is responsible for the development, management, coordination, and supervision of a competitive intercollegiate athletics consisting of 16 sports programs, athletic training program, intramural program, fitness program, coaches, administrative, support staff and student-athletes; provides visionary leadership, strategic planning, and policy development for the athletics program; maintains an athletics program that is committed to the university's mission and strategic priorities; works with development office to raise funds for the Athletic Department; and maintains an athletic program that emphasizes the student-athlete concept and philosophy.
I. Focuses on strengthening the student experience and the Gallaudet community's well-being through directing all men's and women's sports teams, club teams, and intramurals programs; oversees the planning of intercollegiate and club team competitions; administers the strength and conditioning program in such a manner that reflects positively on the image and reputation of the University at all times, in accordance with the University's mission; and implements new programs as appropriate.
II. Oversees and supervises a comprehensive athletic training program for Athletics; assures that student-athletes receive timely medical examinations for sports eligibility and proper attention in the event of injury; and ensures that all varsity and club sports and their student-athletes receives the best possible education on the prevention of athletic injuries and medical care in case of an athletic injury or illness.
III. Ensures athletic training services to all athletic teams and their student-athletes with the proactive goal of preventing athletic-related injuries and illnesses; evaluates and treats athletic injuries; and provides injury-related counseling and education to all student-athletes.
I. Ensures that Athletics is in compliance with the rules and regulations established by the NCAA, Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), and Gallaudet University; participates in NCAA, ECFC, and NEAC conferences and meetings to stay up to date on policies, procedures, and practices; ensures that all Athletics staff are knowledgeable with all pertinent policies, procedures, and practices including, but not limited to Title IX and the Clery Act.
II. Ensures adherence to NCAA guidelines; oversees student-athletes academic eligibility; and ensures the timely and accurate processing of NCAA compliance forms.
III. Submits all required reports to the NCAA by their mandated deadlines including, but not limited to: Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act, NCAA Financial Aid Report, NCAA Graduation Rates, NCAA Sports Sponsorship and Demographic Report, NCAA Financial Report, and the Institutional Self-Study Guide (once every five years).
IV. Ensures internal athletic training policies and procedures including emergency action plans, a concussion management program, weather policies, and other necessary policies for Athletics.
V. Organizes, plans, and compiles the student-athletes handbook, in compliance with NCAA, NEAC, and ECFC bylaws and guidelines as well as Gallaudet policies and procedures.
VI. Maintains communication with outside organizations that are vital to the athletics department's operations such as the NCAA, NACDA, NACWAA, College Sports Information Directors of America, etc.
I. Develops, plans, and implements strategic recruiting initiatives aimed at potential student-athletes who meet the University's admissions criteria.
II. Directs retention efforts for student-athletes with an emphasis on student-athletes from diverse backgrounds and historically underrepresented an underserved populations; collaborates with Academic Advising, Tutorial & Instructional Programs, and General Studies as well as through individual meetings with the student-athletes; and works closely with other academic and non-academic units to foster improved academic performance and personal well-being of all student-athletes.
III. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with external vendors for sponsorships, donations, etc. of sports teams and the overall athletic program.
IV. Works closely with the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) to build a strong relationship with and support from the University Faculty and ensure that all student-athletes succeed academically.
V. Directs Athletic Council meetings two times a year to promote a better understanding among faculty, staff, students, alumni, the University Administration, and the Athletic Department of the objectives and aspirations of the intercollegiate athletic program.
Operational/Fiscal Management and Integrity
I. Administers the overall athletic budget of approximately 2.8 million dollars including approval of expenditures.
II. Directs the development of the athletic events calendar; approves all conference and non-conference schedules; assures that the schedule is well coordinated with other Division III colleges and universities; oversees arrangements for officials, transportation, meals, and lodging; and assures the availability of appropriate equipment and uniforms.
III. Develops and implements long term planning regarding not only fiscal needs for operations and capital improvements, but internal goals for strengthening the department through staff expansion and program development.
IV. Develops and administers departmental policies and procedures; and develops, maintains, and distributes handbooks for student-athletes, coaches, and other staff.
V. Directs the interviewing and hiring of head coaches for athletic teams; administers the coaching salary schedule; and develops and implements evaluation strategies.
VI. Provides leadership and direction in the preparation of coaches for competition; designs team strategies, plays and techniques for the most effective delivery of athletic skills; and approves practice schedules.
VII. Provides leadership for the marketing of the athletic programs among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community.
VIII. Manages the use of all athletic facilities; oversees the maintenance of department equipment; and maintains a safe and accommodating environment on all indoor and outdoor playing fields and facilities.
IX. Maintains official departmental files and records and prepares reports related to team member medical and personal data, player eligibility, transfer, etc.
X. Directs all revenue generating activities.
XI. Serves as the Athletics representative on the Crisis Leadership Team.
XII. Coordinates the Athletics Hall of Fame selection committee and event.
Personnel and Student-Athlete Development
I. Supervises Athletics, Intramurals, and Fitness Center staff; recommends hiring and provides orientation; establishes performance standards and annual performance objectives and ensures their timely completion; and evaluates performance and recommends personnel actions.
II. Oversees training related to game management for staff and student event staff on such topics such as crowd control, dispute resolution, reporting complaints, protocols, specific duties during events and emergency procedures; and ensures the fostering of a positive environment for student-athletes, coaches, officials, and fans.
III. Oversees the planning of sports camps, sports banquets, and awards activities; and serves as the departmental liaison with the Bison Booster Club to foster alumni relations and support.
IV. Administers public relations, publicity, and information dissemination regarding athletic events and achievements.
V. Performs other related duties, as assigned. SPECIFICATIONS:
* Master's degree and a minimum of six years of administration experience (Bachelor's degree and a minimum of eight years of athletics administration experience will be considered).
* Experience in coaching and/or sports management.
* Proven experience in leading and supervising personnel and budgets.
* Demonstrated abilities to multitask, work under pressure, solve problems, and make tough decisions are important for this position.
* A strong commitment to the Student-Athlete concept and a working knowledge of the NCAA rules and regulations.
* Fluency in American Sign Language at time of employment. COMPENSATION: LEVEL: 11 SALARY: Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications FLSA: Exempt
Gallaudet University is an equal opportunity employer
Master's degree and a minimum of six years of administration experience (Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years of athletics administration experience will be considered).
Experience in coaching and/or sports management.
Proven experience in leading and supervising personnel and budgets.
Demonstrated abilities to multitask, work under pressure, solve problems, and make tough decisions are important for this position.
A strong commitment to the Student-Athlete concept and a working knowledge of the NCAA rules and regulations.
Fluency in American Sign Language at time of employment.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Internal Number: 18036
About Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University, the world's only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, was founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress (its Charter), which was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln.