The Director of Athletics and Recreational Services will report to the Vice President for Student Affairs and provide innovative and strategic leadership, program development, and administration of a comprehensive athletics and recreational program serving all students, with creative and forward-thinking direction and the vision to develop new programs and initiatives that address evolving needs and trends while maintaining a student-centered point of view. The candidate will:
Develop and monitor the department’s long-range strategic plan, using best practices and a strong commitment to internal and external data collection, analysis, and ongoing program evaluation.
Build rapport and collaborations with multiple constituencies, including academic and service departments, students, and alumni.
Utilize technology and social media to expand the current and evolving opportunities and services.
Oversee the intercollegiate varsity sports teams; including recruiting, hiring, and supervising coaches and serving as head of compliance and eligibility.
Maintain knowledge of NJCAA rules, regulations, and guidelines to ensure that all eligibility and compliance rules are being followed and enforced.
Ensure Title IX, sexual harassment, anti-hazing programs, and other training programs as required for all coaches, athletics staff, and student-athletes.
Monitor academic progress of student-athletes.
Enhance the athletics and recreational program’s brand, visibility, and value to internal and external constituents.
Be committed to supporting student success while actively using best practices with regard to the operation of comprehensive athletics and recreational programs.
Represent BMCC at conference, regional and national meetings.
Participate in campus-wide student outreach and support activities such as orientation, registration, commencement, and other college-wide events.
Serve on a variety of college and university-wide committees.
CUNY TITLE OVERVIEW:
Provides administrative direction and oversight for intercollegiate, intramural and recreational athletics staff, programs, facilities and activities.
Provides oversight for all athletics programs, facilities, and equipment
Ensures compliance with federal, divisional and university athletics regulations
Administers departmental funds and accounts in a fiscally responsible manner
Collaborates with other College departments on recruiting and retaining student athletes
Collaborates with College communications professionals and the media on publicity and reporting of athletic events and results
Manages full- and part-time athletics staff
Plans, implements, and promotes intercollegiate, intramural, and recreational athletic programs including varsity sports, intramural program, a range of credit and non-credit recreational programs
Establish and maintain appropriate policies and standards for teams and recreational groups
Collect and analyze departmental statistics and data and prepare and distribute reports as appropriate
Performs related duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required.
A Master’s degree is preferred in related field (Athletic Administration, Sports Management, Higher Education Administration, or related program).
Five (5) years of progressive experience in athletic administration, staff supervision and facility management required (preferably in a college or university setting). Experience with aquatic operations desired.
Evidence of successful implementation of intercollegiate and student recreational programs for a diverse student population required.
Knowledge of NJCAA eligibility rules and compliance strongly preferred.
Knowledge of best practices in athletics and recreational programs with an emphasis on research, assessment, and data-informed decision-making.
Must possess strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, with attention to detail and proven leadership experience.
Ability to work evening hours and weekends.
Be a dynamic individual who can work independently and under general supervision to provide courteous and accurate customer service to all students, visitors and campus community.
Be or have been involved in professional associations.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, managing social media, and designing promotional and informational materials.
Have a proven ability to lead, motivate, and provide supervision, strong administrative leadership, and serve as an advocate for the needs of the athletics and recreational programs.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Salary $84,958 - $94,248