The Athletic Director is responsible for the administration of the athletics program that supports the college mission and long-term goals of success in athletics and academics for student athletes. Works collaboratively with college administration, students, faculty, and staff to oversee the athletic program in compliance with college and NAIA regulations, including recruitment and retention efforts of student athletes. This position has a strategic responsibility to work directly with the VP, for Enrollment Management in enhancing our sports programs through academic excellence, strong competition, and the development of our students and coaches as it relates to our strong mission and core values that have been the foundation of our college since the establishment of SMWC.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Provides direction and leadership to ensure that the athletics program promotes the goals and values of the College and supports the educational objectives of all student athletes
Develops policies, procedures, and long-range goals for the Department of Athletics consistent with the College mission.
The ability to build strong and lasting relationships within the college and community.
The ability to strategize efforts and carryout fundraising opportunities for athletics.
Ensures that the intercollegiate programs are in strict compliance with college policies and those set forth by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association
Responsible for the coordination of schedules and contracts of all athletic events including transportation, officiating, and medical services in consultation with the coaches
Analyze revenues and expenses related to intercollegiate athletics
Supervise expenditure approvals to achieve balanced budgets annually. Monitor budget status throughout the year in collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer
Determines and oversees maintenance concerns for all athletic facilities
Collaborates with the Assistant Athletic Director to promote athletics within the local area
Promotes fitness, wellness, and intramural activities
Ensures that recruiting efforts are implemented according to Admission and Financial Aid Office procedures
Promotes and supports the professional development of the athletic staff
Responsible for college knowledge and implementation of USCAA, IHSA and Title IX rules
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree strongly preferred in a closely related field.
Five or more years’ experience in athletic administration or related field preferably at the collegiate level.
Working knowledge of the NCAA and NAIA rules and regulations is required.
Recruiting experience for multiple 4-year collegiate sports.
Demonstrated abilities to work effectively in a small college setting and ability to balance student-athlete development and leadership development within entire athletic department.
Oversee the administration, schedules, organization, and conduct of all games, tournaments, and meets.
Proven supervisory experience providing coaching, progression, and engagement for athletic staff.
Experience with Title IX policies and guidelines with responsibility for promoting the colleges compliance to these guidelines and policies.
Knowledge and effective use of Microsoft Office programs.
Excellent customer service, written and verbal communication.
Ability to create, organize, implement, and assess programs and activities to enhance the athletic program.
About Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is a Catholic, private liberal arts college in Indiana where women and men are empowered to meld intellect and spirituality, direct ambition, attain goals and stretch beyond the imagination.
SMWC Athletics encourages student-athletes to develop their skills and themselves to maximize potential and benefit from the experiences of perseverance, competition, sacrifice, and teamwork. Athletics is an integral complement to the principal mission of the College, and our department strives to provide equitable athletic experiences. Our goal is to use intercollegiate athletic competition as a vehicle to cultivate leaders who will affect change in their ventures beyond SMWC. Athletics equally contributes to the college through athletic and academic achievement, generating visibility, promoting institutional pride, and enhancing campus life, and serves as a connection with alumni and fans.
At SMWC, athletics integrates with the academic experience by providing student-athletes the opportunity to succeed at the most elevated level in academics and National Intercollegiate Athletic Association (NAIA) intercollegiate competition. Our Athletic department dev...elops a more engaging campus experience for the unified community, inspiring a shared allegiance and a lifelong commitment to the College, connecting the College’s generations and extended community by building spirit, enthusiasm, and pride in athletic successes. Our continuous efforts to bring positive visibility to the College by highlighting the academic and athletic values of the institution is unprecedented.