The Athletic Director, reporting directly to the Vice President for Student Affairs and indirectly to the President of the University, is the primary athletics administrator responsible for the leadership and management of the university’s athletic programs, to include: planning and implementing the strategic plan for intercollegiate athletics, administration, business operations, compliance, fiduciary responsibility, fundraising, recruitment, retention, compliance and mission effectiveness.
Working with the Student Affairs Division and the University as a whole, the Athletic Director will create an inspiring environment that allows for collaborative relationships at all levels of the University. Direct reports include Associate Directors of Athletics, Assistant Directors of Athletics, the Director of Sports Information, and Head Coaches.
Responsibilities of the Athletic Director include but are not limited to: •Oversee the organization and management of all athletics department personnel, policies and procedures.
•Develop vision and strategic planning for the University’s intercollegiate athletic programs.
•Lead strategic planning and policy development initiatives for the department in coordination with the Student Affairs Division.
•Oversee the academic monitoring of student athletes for satisfactory academic progress and eligibility.
•Plan and manage team schedules, practices, transportation and game officials’ assignment.
•NCAA and Conference liaison.
•Partner with Institutional Advancement to coordinate fundraising and development activities that are vital to the athletics department's operations.
•Ensure compliance with all University, CACC, NCAA and Title IX policy and regulations.
•Promote effective communication among all institutional constituents.
•Create an environment that supports diversity, equity and inclusion (including gender, race, religion and sexual identity) consistent with the University Mission and Core Values.
•Provide mentorship and professional development for athletics staff that fosters competitiveness, teamwork and achievement.
• Assist coaches in the development of recruiting strategies for outstanding student-athletes, in collaboration with admissions staff, and understanding the role athletics in the growth and advancement of the University.
•Develop and manage effective fiscal operations, policies and procedures. Plan, budget and execute a budget of approximately $1.6M per year.
•Collaborate with athletics staff to promote academic success, retention and graduation, through partnerships with the office of student success, the learning commons and student affairs for all student athletes.
•Ensure the administration of services that maintain the health and safety of all student- athletes.
•Oversee the annual assessment of the athletics department. •Play an active role in conference and national affairs.
•Build successful working relationships with constituent groups such as Faculty Athletic Representative, the Athletic Advisory Committee and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee.
•Work collaboratively with the Student Affairs Division on retention, student leadership, student engagement and residence life needs for student athletes.
•Collaborate with marketing for effective athletics communications.
•Work with facilities maintenance for proper field management and athletic facilities.
• Bachelor's degree required; Master's Degree in Athletic Administration, Education Administration, Business Administration or related field from a regionally accredited college or university preferred. • At least five years of full-time intercollegiate experience and a record of progressive responsibility including personnel management fundraising, donor cultivation, compliance and operations experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. • Strong written and oral communication skills. • Comprehensive understanding of the mission and role of Division II athletics. • Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA and Title IX compliance and regulations. • Experience with fiscal management and preparing and managing the operating budget, equipment and facilities. • Valid driver’s license required.
Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter, including desired salary, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Holy Family University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, gender, age (as defined in the relevant statutes), veteran status, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other classification protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy extends to all educational, employment, and service programs at the University and complies with applicable federal laws. Holy Family University is committed to providing all qualified applicants and employees equal employment opportunities, not only because it is the law, but also because of our belief that adherence is morally correct. Holy Family University complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. For inquiries regarding equal employment opportunity/non-discrimination, contact Human Resources.
About Holy Family University
Holy Family University, located near vibrant Center City Philadelphia, is a private Catholic University, and a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. The mission core values of Holy Family are embedded in the entire campus community. Employees of the University must understand and embrace the mission of Catholic higher education and commit to the mission, goals and objectives of Holy Family University in word and deed. Holy Family seeks to educate students to assume lifelong responsibilities towards God, society, and self. The motto, “teneor votis, “I am bound by my responsibilities” is incorporated and reflected in the experience at the University through curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities.
The University enrolls about 2100 undergraduate students, of which approximately 7.6% are student athletes. Holy Family is a NCAA Division II program and a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). The University has 14 varsity teams consisting of men's and women’s basketball, cross country, soccer, and indoor/outdoor track, and additional women’s sports include lacrosse, softball, tennis, and volleyball. The At...hletic Department is a fast-paced environment, and its members often provide a “face” to external University constituencies. Members of the Athletic Department are an essential part of the Student Life Team, who must be committed to serving students, dedicated to their success from admissions through graduation.