The Director of Athletics and Recreational Services is responsible for providing the leadership and direction for 14 NCAA Division 1 intercollegiate athletics programs with approximately 275 student-athletes as well as the extensive recreation and intramural program which serves the entire student body and all University employees.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Directly or indirectly hire, supervise, and evaluate approximately 100 professional staff and 100 student staff and ensure compliance with federal, state and University mandates. The professional staff includes administrators, coaches, sports medicine, public relations and facilities specialists. The direct reports currently include the six Senior Associate Athletics Directors for: Team Operations, Compliance and Student-Athlete Development, Facilities and Operations, Internal Operations, Development and External Operations, and Recreational Services.
Develop and oversee the entire operating budget of the Athletics Department. Ensure compliance with University, NCAA, and BIG EAST rules and principles in the expenditure and revenue generation of all funds. Develop and implement an annual plan for all revenue generation including ticket sales, sponsorships, the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund, print and broadcast advertising, promotions, BE Conference income and licensed merchandise.
Comply with all rules and regulations of The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), The Big East Conference, and Seton Hall University. The Director of Athletics must ensure to the best of his/her ability that all athletic department staff members are knowledgeable and compliant. The Director of Athletics coordinates the necessary education and compliance for staff members throughout the University whose responsibilities interface with NCAA and BIG EAST rules.
Oversee and direct the administration and scheduling of the 14 intercollegiate athletic programs including recruitment, practices, competition, facility management, game management, sports medicine support, and sports publicity.
Manage all on-campus athletic facilities including scheduling, maintenance, capital improvements, security and insurance. Secure and contract with appropriate village, county and state agencies for off-campus athletic facilities for teams such as men’s basketball, softball, tennis, and ice hockey.
Direct the efforts of the Sports Information Office to produce publicity for the athletic programs locally, regionally and nationally. Coordinate when appropriate with the University Public Relations Department.
Integrate the athletic program into the entire spectrum of academic and student life to complement the University, its mission and its strategic plan. Serve as directed on University Committees to achieve these goals.
Serve in leadership capacity in external organizations such as the NCAA, The BIG EAST Conference and the community in order to enhance the athletic program and the University.
Other duties as assigned.
A Master’s degree is required
At least eight years of progressive management work experience
Strong communication and budget management skills are required
Knowledge of current NCAA and Big East rules and regulations required
Fundraising experience is required
Internal Number: 493940
About Seton Hall University
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university located in South Orange, New Jersey. In a diverse and collaborative environment, it focuses on academic and ethical development. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting and values-centered curricula. Seton Hall is a proud founding-member of the BIG EAST Conference and supports 14 varsity athletic teams. By providing quality opportunities and programs which reflect high academic, moral and athletic standards, Seton Hall University enables all student-athletes to maximize their personal potential. Seton Hall University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It honors diversity and respects the religious commitments of all employees. In turn, its employees respect Catholic beliefs and values, and they support its mission as a Catholic institution of higher education.