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Director, Athletics

Southwestern College (CA)
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 8, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Athletics

Southwestern Community College District

Work Site: 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Department: School of Wellness, Exercise Science & Athletics

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Under administrative direction, plans, organizes, directs, and manages the programs, staff and operations of the District's Intercollegiate Athletic Department; performs administrative support duties related to the operation of the Intercollegiate Athletic Department; and performs related work as required.Receives administrative direction from the Dean, School of Wellness, Exercise Science and Athletics. Exercises direct supervision over assigned academic and classified coaches, professional, technical, and administrative support staff, as assigned.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the functions of the job.
  1. Plans, organizes, directs, and provides leadership for the programs and operations of the District's Intercollegiate Athletic Department within established guidelines, rules and regulations.
  2. Serves as the Administrator at all home SWC athletic events; attends select away athletic events.
  3. Oversees and participates in the development, administration, and coordination of the Intercollegiate Athletic budget; assists the Dean with the development and management of the Health/Physical Education/Athletics division budget; participates in the forecasting of funds; monitors and approves expenditures in consultation with supervising Dean; requisitions instructional supplies and capital outlay; implements adjustments.
  4. Participates in the selection, assignment, training, supervision, and evaluation of assigned faculty and staff, including full and part-time coaches, program technicians, College trainer and athletic equipment personnel; supervise assigned personnel in accordance with District policy; provide or coordinate training for staff; provides input into the evaluation of classified and certificated staff and faculty.
  5. Plans, directs, and coordinates the work of assigned staff; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures.
  6. Develops and recommends the athletic schedule(s), including transportation and assignment of officials; proposes the scheduling and staffing of day, evening, fall, and spring athletic teams and conditioning classes; provides administrative supervision at athletic events at District facilities.
  7. Assumes responsibility for the Intercollegiate Athletic Department's compliance with pertinent rules and regulations as well as Title IX objectives; conducts regular meetings and trainings to promote strict adherence among personnel and student athletes to conferences and state athletic rules, regulations, and codes; interprets state and local legislation and athletic eligibility rules; assumes responsibility for certification of athletic eligibility for all teams.
  8. Provides technical and administrative assistance to the Dean; conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies.
  9. Represents the District at local, regional, and State meetings; attend athletic director conference and State meetings, as required.
  10. In consultation with supervisor, manages all athletic trust accounts.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
  • Operations, services, and activities of California Community College athletic programs.
  • CCCAA eligibility rules and compliance and familiarity with NCAA, NAIA, and transfer rules.
  • Athletic sporting programs with respect to planning, equipment, compliance issues, and facility needs.
  • Community and public relations and external resource development.
  • Program development and management implementation and evaluation techniques.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, research and reporting, and information distribution.
  • Trends and issues in all levels of athletics.
  • Contemporary issues of inclusion, social justice, diversity, access, and equity as related to higher education.
  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Modern office practices, procedures, technology, and computer equipment and applications, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet applications.

Ability to:
  • Manage, direct, and provide effective leadership for a comprehensive intercollegiate athletics program.
  • Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for assigned program areas.
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Travel to attend sporting events.
  • Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, and split schedules.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Identify and respond to sensitive issues, concerns, and needs.
  • Prepare and present comprehensive, effective, oral, and written reports.
  • Provide leadership and work collaboratively and productively with all stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physical ability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
  • Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local, and District laws, regulations, ordinances, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, technical documentation, and other written materials.
  • Maintain accurate databases, records, and files.
  • Effectively use computer systems, software applications relevant to work performed, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using appropriate English grammar and syntax.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, ethics, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)
Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in education, physical education, exercise science, sports management, athletic administration, kinesiology, physiology of exercise, adaptive physical education or related majorANDOne (1) year of experience serving in an administrative or leadership capacity within a collegiate athletic program, including direct experience working with coaches and/or faculty.

Desirable Qualifications:

Range 39, $10,194.50-$12,390.83 plus $2,090.00 annual stipend for earned Doctorate Degree. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Extended application deadline date of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2023.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at">

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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