Simpson College invites applications for the position of Athletics Director. This is a full-time, senior level administrator reporting directly to the President.
Simpson is a four-year, NCAA Division III, private college based in the liberal arts and sciences; and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The College’s main campus is twelve miles from Iowa’s capital city of Des Moines. For more information please consult our website at: www.simpson.edu
Directs all areas of the Simpson College Athletic Department following the College mission and vision
Propose and maintain Athletics department budget
Plan, develop and implement departmental policies and long-term strategic plans
Recruit, hire, and train coaches and athletics staff
Lead public relations, promotion and fund-raising efforts for the athletics department
Commitment to the development of a diverse and inclusive coaching and support staff that reflects the population of the campus
Work with Simpson Administration and Academic Affairs on issues and concerns
Provide support to student athletes
Facilitates a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
Oversee compliance with NCAA, Title IX and American Rivers Conference (ARC) policies and procedures Travel to represent the Athletics department and Simpson College at professional meetings and events
It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities and individuals who are bilingual (Spanish) to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check, which may include, but is not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.
Master's degree in athletic administration or comparable degree;
Possess successful administrative experience; coaching experience is desirable;
Good understanding of NCAA Division III philosophy and a personal philosophy that supports the Division III ideals;
Working knowledge of NCAA/ARC rules;
Exceptional decision-making and problem-solving skills;
Solid organizational and planning abilities;
Sound communication skills while working with diverse publics (oral and written);
Experience with creating and maintaining budgets
Simpson College, a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The main campus in Indianola is located just 12 minutes from the capitol city, Des Moines, Iowa. It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. The entire Simpson College Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at: http://simpson.edu/employment-opportunities