Immaculata University is seeking applications for the Director of Athletics and Recreation. The Director of Athletics and Recreation will offer visionary leadership, strong management skills, and commitment to excellence. The successful candidate is responsible for the administration of all aspects of the 23 intercollegiate athletics programs for Immaculata University as well as external relations for the Athletics Department. The Athletics Director must assure that all the athletic programs maintain compliance with all rules, regulations, and policies of Immaculata University, Atlantic East Conference (AEC), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Director of Athletics and Recreation will plan, organize, implement, and manage the intercollegiate athletics program to meet the institutional goals of increasing student enrollment, sports participation, retention, and motivate each athletic team for competitive academic and athletic success while maintaining fiscal responsibility and maximizing the University's marketability. The Director of Athletics and Recreation must demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the educational role of intercollegiate athletics administration within a Division III environment, and a commitment to Immaculata's core values. The Director of Athletics and Recreation reports to the Vice President of Student Development and Undergraduate Admissions.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Build collaborative working relationships with admissions, academic affairs, student life, facilities, and advancement.
Lead the athletic programs in attracting, recruiting, retaining, and supporting highly talented student-athletes.
Manage the operational and restricted budgets that fund the department and ensure financial resources advance the interests of the University.
Hire, supervise, and evaluate Immaculata University coaching staff and other Athletic Department employees.
Integrate the athletic program into the entire spectrum of academic and student life to complement the University, its mission and its strategic plan.
Create and sustain a climate inclusive of diverse students and employees.
Cultivate and develop relationships with external constituencies
Develop, implement, and monitor policies and procedures that promote best practices and address personnel development, financial management of the department, and foster an environment that provides a positive student-athlete experience.
Represent Immaculata University and the interest of its administration, student-athletes, coaches, and staff in service to the NCAA and the Atlantic East Conference.
Ensure proper coordination of all competition and practice schedules, including set up and field preparation.
Ensure full compliance with all applicable State, NCAA, AEC, Federal (e.g., Title IX) and University rules and regulations.
Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience within college athletics administration.
Collegiate coaching experience preferred.
Strong leadership and budget management skills required.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
About Immaculata University
About Immaculata University:
Founded: 1920 by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
President: Barbara Lettiere
Location: Immaculata, Pa.
Mission Statement: Immaculata University, a Catholic academic community, founded and sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is committed to scholarship, formation of the whole person for leadership and service, and empowerment of all to seek truth, promote justice, and engage in dialogue between faith and culture.