Director - Intercollegiate & Intramural Athletics
DIRECTOR – INTERCOLLEGIATE & INTRAMURAL ATHLETICS
WILBUR WRIGHT COLLEGE
Wilbur Wright College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, seeks a Director-Intercollegiate & Intramural Athletics to provide leadership in the development, administration, and evaluation of a comprehensive intercollegiate athletics program. This position will provide visionary direction to current and future student-athletes as well as develop a robust intramural sports program designed to promote campus-wide spirit.
- Implements the District-wide Athletics Department strategy focused on an “academics-first agenda.”
- Monitors student academic progress and oversees campus based intervention strategies to increase student-athlete success (i.e. advising, tutoring, and mentoring).
- Serves as the liaison between student-athletes, athletic coaches, faculty, and college administration.
- Enforces and maintains an athletic program policy of educating and graduating student-athletes. Works with college administrators, faculty and staff to ensure student-athletes are academically eligible for a given sport.
- Assures the college’s compliance with National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) rules and regulations. Closely monitors academic, conduct, and physical requirements for each student-athlete and submits all NJCAA eligibility compliance documents.
- Provides guidance and direction for the college’s sports and intramural programs.
- Prepares and manages the budget for all athletic programs. Monitors expenditures for the programs to assure sound fiscal practices and prepares a budget for District office approval (i.e., team travel, equipment purchases, and facility upkeep).
- Attends all NJCAA Regional meetings and meets with conference and league officials on scheduling and other issues (i.e. post-season play). Represents the college in athletic matters and decisions in Region IV of the NJCAA.
- Recruits, interviews, and recommends the hiring and termination of department personnel. Hires all authorized game officials. Hires and manages work study/internship participants to assist in Athletics Department operations.
- Compiles reports on the status of each team and its successes and shortcomings. Participates in all mediations in the department that he/she oversees. Manages and resolves disputes between athletes, coaches, or staff in coordination with the appropriate department head.
- Schedules practice times and manages the use of campus athletic facilities. Coordinates all home events involving athletic facilities and fields. Oversees scheduling of athletic events.
- Develops and builds relationships with local high schools as well as four-year institutions.
- Oversees the campus intramural athletic programs and the operation of the campus fitness center.
- Assists in the development and implementation of meaningful professional development activities designed to enhance the skills of Athletics Department personnel.
- Coordinates the maintenance of the college’s CCC athletic web pages and the college’s NJCAA webpage.
- Directs staff and coaches to develop and enforce the District/college’s athletic code of conduct.
- Organizes the logistics and transportation of the college athletic teams.
- Ensures that each coach maintains an accurate inventory of equipment and materials.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, Counseling, Student Personnel, Education, Sports Management or related field from an accredited college or university, supplemented by five years of coaching at the college or high school level; or completion of a Master’s Degree in Physical Education, Education, Sports Management or related field from an accredited college or university, supplemented by three years of coaching at the college or high school level.
- Previous experience as an Athletic Director is highly desirable.
- A thorough understanding and commitment to the institutional goals of the City Colleges of Chicago.
- Strong understanding of the role of intercollegiate athletics and the role athletics and extracurricular activities play in the health of community college learning environments.
- Good organization, administrative, communications and interpersonal skills.
- Thorough understanding of NJCAA rules and policies.
- Must be computer proficient with knowledge of a variety of software programs.
- Previous budget management experience and sound fiscal and operations management skills.
- Must be able to work well within a culturally diverse environment with the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Must be self-directed and innovative, able to assess current operations in an effort to improve the future goals of the District. Must be able to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, as needed.
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within six (6) months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!
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