The Director of Athletics and Recreational Programs provides administrative leadership, vision and planning for the colleges athletic programs, intramural and the Physical Education Recreation Complex activities and programs. The Director of Athletics brings expertise in the evaluation of athletic offerings, compliance with NJCAA rules and reporting, Title IX for athletics, and development of programs and services. The major areas of responsibility include intercollegiate athletic programs for women and men; intramural programs; Physical Education and Community Recreation Center programs; community memberships; athletic training; recreational programs; auxiliary programs - camps, clinics, special events; and resource development in support of athletic programs.
Provides administrative management for all Athletic department personnel including hiring, supervision development and evaluation.
Leads the athletics eligibility process: record keeping, certification, and awards.
Develops, manages, and evaluates department policies and procedures.
Oversees the scheduling and management of athletic team's contests, official practices, and facilities utilization including coordination of team transportation to offsite competitions and engagements.
Responsibility for the coordination of athletic training programs.
Provides leadership for academic student-athlete success programs including the development of strategies to retain and develop student athletes.
Partners with appropriate college personnel to coordinate public relations, marketing programs, risk management programs, the printing of schedules and other promotional literature.
Facilitates both NJCAA-affiliated and non-affiliated tournaments and sports-related events; provides necessary information and assistance to visiting team/fans.
Represents College of DuPage athletics with a variety of groups: N4C Conference, Regional IV, NJCAA, NCAA, NAIA, secondary schools, professional organizations, community organizations, and media.
Prepares, executes, and monitors department budgets. Creates revenue and expenditure projections per each entity of P.E./Athletic on an annual basis. Periodically reviews faculty and coach requests for equipment and supplies to ensure they are within budgetary guidelines. Approve and oversee the purchase and payment of supplies and equipment.
Oversees the plans for offering athletic camps, clinics, and sport-related events including intramural sports.
Facilitates the maintenance and management of information/records.
Creates and maintains a team-oriented organizational climate.
Maximizes the building facilities to strike an appropriate balance for use by students, staff and community members.
Minimum of five years athletics administration leadership experience, preferably in a higher education setting.
Experience in managing multiple sports, recreation and athletic facilities.
An understanding of NJCAA regulations and Title IX for athletics.
Master's degree in physical education or related discipline.
Minimum of five years athletics administration experience in a community college setting.
Ed.D or Ph.D in appropriate discipline or higher education.
Microcomputer and other equipment necessary to assist in the operation of the unit. Computer, Typewriter, Calculator, Copier, FAX, Telephone, Dictation Equipment, and Athletic Equipment.
Minimum 40 hours per week during daytime hours, although weekend and evening hours necessary on an as-needed basis. Expected to attend athletic competitions on a regular basis. Necessary skills include: interpersonal relationship skills, communication skills, knowledge and experience with computer administrative management systems, knowledge of budget procedures, and fund raising skills.
This position requires a background check and drug screen.