United States Merchant Marine Academy, one of the five Federal Service Academies and a NCAA DIII member of the Skyline Conference, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (football) and Centennial Conference (wrestling), is seeking applicants for a full-time Head of the Department of Physical Education & Athletics who will be responsible for all aspects of the physical education, intercollegiate athletics, competitive club sports, intramural and informal recreation programs.
The ideal candidate will have advanced graduate degrees in both physical education (or similar related field) and higher education administration (or related field); and more than ten (10) years of professional experience in accredited institutions of higher education that includes progressively increasing responsibilities as a supervisor and manager in a physical education and/or athletics department program. This experience should also include:
•Teaching physical education courses (at least at the undergraduate level);
•Supervising coaches and faculty members (including responsibility for hiring, performance management, time and attendance, disciplinary actions, etc.);
•Management of a departmental budget with multiple income and spending streams;
•Experience recruiting student athletes in support of ensuring a diverse and highly successful student body;
•Working with members of the institutional departments, alumni, donors, and external organizations to support the institutional mission of the organization.
Major Duties •Be responsible for developing and recommending educational policies; analyzing and evaluating educational data, practices, and trends; developing and evaluating physical education curricula; preparing and evaluating schedules; and otherwise planning and directing the work of the department; including responsibility to ensure departmental course offerings, instructional programs, student programs, and other activities are up-to-date, properly scheduled, effectively taught, supported with necessary equipment and services, and periodically reviewed and evaluated.
•Be responsible for overall management, administration, and supervisory authority to direct, coordinate, and oversee the work of subordinates, with responsibility for supervising, planning, and coordination the day-to-day operations of staff.
•Be responsible for the development and conduct of educational courses and programs, research, instruction and academic counseling of Midshipmen, and assuming a share of other academic responsibilities.
To apply go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/528125000 and follow the directions. Job related questions can be addressed to Captain William Fell Interim Director of Physical Education and Athletics at firstname.lastname@example.org. EEO/AA
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in an appropriate discipline (such as Physical Education, Higher Education Administration, Sports Management, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, etc.).
In exceptional cases a Master's degree in an unrelated field combined with professional experience at a level of complexity and responsibility equal to this position and documented professional training, which demonstrates the possession of equivalent knowledge , skills, and abilities, may be considered for a substitution of the required Master's degree in a related field, on a case by case basis.
Specialized Experience requirements. The candidate meet all the specialized experience requirements (a, b and c) listed below:
At least 5 years of relevant physical education and athletic teaching and/or coaching extra-curricular competitive sports at a higher education institution. AND
At least 1 year of appropriate physical education and athletic program supervisory experience (department head or equivalent), establishing good working rapport with subordinate staff, as well as other internal and external stakeholders, as a contributing member of a higher (or adult) educational institutional management team. AND
At least 1 year of experience in a position of higher education administration or supervision (or other similar related experience), which demonstrates the ability to develop or recommend educational policies; analyze and evaluate education data, practices and trends, develop and evaluate curricula, prepare and evaluate instructional materials and teaching aids; plan student and faculty schedules; plan or conduct scholarly research; and plan and direct the work of a physical education or athletics department in an institution of higher or adult level education.
About United States Merchant Marine Academy
One of five federal service academies, the mission of the United States Merchant Marine Academy is to educate and graduate licensed merchant mariners and leaders of exemplary character who will serve America's marine transportation and defense needs in peace and war.