The Director of Athletics leads and manages the overall administration of the Iona College Division I Athletics Program. Iona currently sponsors 21 Division I Athletics Teams: women’s basketball, men’s basketball, women’s cross country, men’s cross country, women’s indoor track, men’s indoor track, women’s outdoor track, men’s outdoor track, men’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, men’s soccer, softball, baseball, women’s volleyball, women’s rowing, men’s rowing, women’s swimming and diving, men’s swimming and diving, women’s water polo, and men’s water polo.
Duties and Responsibilities
•Provide guidance and leadership to coaches, administrators, staff and student athletes.
•Field well-coached and disciplined teams whose student-athletes conduct themselves in a manner consistent with values and expectations of the College.
•Develop and manage the annual budget for the Athletics Department within established parameters while increasing resources.
•Distribute athletically related financial aid to the largest, most diverse, and most academically and athletically talented group of potential students.
•Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics.
•Manage the operations of 21 NCAA Division I programs, over 55 employees, athletic income, and a recreation and intramural program.
•Provide leadership in achieving the goals of Title IX.
•Generate corporate sponsors and negotiate effectively to maximize benefit to the Athletics Department and the College.
•Serve as a member on relevant committees and attend mandatory meetings within the College, MAAC and NCAA communities.
•Act as an official spokesperson for the College and carefully oversee all sports information and public relations contacts.
•Communicate regularly with Iona alumni and friends through various College publications.
•Foster a working and learning environment conducive to such values as trust, teamwork, integrity and commitment consistent with Iona College’s mission.
•Continually strive to upgrade all aspects of the Athletics Department within the existing framework of the College.
•Performs other duties and responsibilities as requested by the College President.
Minimum of seven years or more of current management experience in sports administration.
Demonstrated success in leadership, fund raising, decision-making and employee relations.
Superior interpersonal abilities and integrity.
Must be resourceful, well organized and results oriented.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
About Iona College
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. Iona’s 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 45,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs.