SUMMARY: This position will be responsible for all aspects of the CBU comprehensive NCAA athletics program by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1.Provides vision, depth and direction for the Athletic Department of California Baptist University. 2.Evaluates the athletic performance of each team, as well as the entire athletic program. 3.Meets with coaches and staff on a regular basis, individually and collectively. 4.Develops and maintains the Athletic Department budget. 5.Evaluates coaches and staff in the performance of their duties. 6.Responsible for writing, updating, assimilating, and distributing the Coaches handbook for coaches and administrators. 7.Develop an athletic fundraising plan and lead in its implementation. 8.Responsible for reviewing all eligibility data for student athletes to certify their eligibility for participation in intercollegiate athletics. 9.Attends all NCAA national meetings and Conference meetings that call for administrative decisions, as the representative for California Baptist University. 10.Responsible for sending out and signing all official contest agreement contracts to all institutions that will be competing with California Baptist University. 11.Serves as chair of the Faculty Athletic Committee. 12.Serves as athletic representative on the Admissions and Retention Committee. 13.Makes periodic inspections of the grounds, buildings and facilities to insure that they are safe and conducive to effective education and athletic performance. 14.Notifies maintenance of any problems in regards to grounds, building and facility. 15.Approves all letters or publications that involve fundraisers, alumni, boosters, special events or any other general mailing to the public. 16.Responsible for the administration of all home athletic contests (including, but not limited to; game management, game supervision, game preparation, etc.). 17.A strong belief that excellent academic preparation and athletic accomplishment can co-exist and flourish within an educational environment that is committed to increasing gender, ethnic and racial diversity. 18.Responsible for other duties that may be assigned by the President of California Baptist University, or Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services. 19.Adhere to all institutional, conference and NCAA by-laws and regulations. 20.Ensure the physical, emotional and social welfare of student-athletes. 21.Establish a safe environment for student-athletes. 22.Serve as department liaison to Athletics. 23.Complete tasks associated with shared responsibility for NCAA compliance. 24.Update Compliance Assistant (CA) as needed to ensure compliance, and produce squad lists/eligibility check lists in a timely manner. 25.Serve on CBU NCAA Compliance Committee. 26.Work closely with the Office of Compliance to ensure effective communication. 27.Report any possible violations to the Compliance Office, and assist with investigations and self-reporting to the NCAA. 28.Attend Athletics Department, NCAA and Conference meetings as requested. 29.Adhere to all institutional, conference and NCAA by-laws and regulations.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly supervises employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
-Ability to support the mission, goals and priorities of CBU, as a comprehensive regional, Christian-based university with an educational philosophy that supports both liberal arts and sciences, and professional studies. - Superior organizational and leadership abilities, and excellent communication skills, energy and enthusiasm and significant experience in attracting and hiring coaches and staff. - Knowledge of the broad issues of intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA level, including compliance, gender equity, evaluation of coaches and facilities planning. - Ability to be an effective colleague within the university, and the proven ability to build strong relationships among coaches, with the faculty, and with administrative offices, especially Admissions, Development, and Student Life. - Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. - A thorough knowledge of: Business English and arithmetic; general office methods, procedures and practices. - Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects. - Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position. - Ability to use independent judgment, and to manage and impart information. - Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body. - Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. - Strong organizational skills and detail oriented. - Knowledge of standard budgeting, and expenditure control procedures and documentation. - Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent; and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Management with previous collegiate athletic administration and/or coaching experience preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit; and requires sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard, typewriter or other office equipment. Requires visual acuity to read words and numbers; and speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate in person or over the phone. Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds, or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
CBU EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. All terms and conditions of CBU’s at-will employment, duties, and responsibilities are subject to California Baptist University's Employee Handbook.
APPLY FOR POSITION: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and references to Kent Dacus, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About California Baptist University
California Baptist University is among the nation’s largest private Christian colleges and universities located in Southern California, with a Fall 2019 enrollment of 11,045 students. It ranked eighth among the fastest-growing colleges in the United States during a recent 10-year period in “Almanac 2018-19” published by the Chronicle of Higher Education and reflects the institution’s enrollment growth from 2006 through 2016. CBU’s beautiful 160-acre main campus in Riverside, Calif., is situated in the heart of the historic Magnolia Avenue district just a short drive from popular beaches and mountain resorts. The Lancers are set to begin year three of the four-year reclassification process to NCAA Division I. CBU is primarily a member of the Western Athletic Conference.