Saint Peter's University
, founded in 1872, is a Jesuit,
Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts University located in Jersey
City, New Jersey.
Saint Peter's University seeks to develop the whole person in
preparation for a lifetime of learning, leadership, and service in
a diverse and global society.
Committed to academic excellence and individual attention
Saint Peter's University provides education, informed by values,
primarily in degree-granting programs in the arts, science, and
business, to resident and commuting students from a variety of
Saint Peter’s University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Saint Peter’s
University desires to ensure that faculty, students and staff
members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an
integral part of the life and governance of the institution.
For more information about Saint Peter's University, please visit
Named #1 in the nation for transformation in 2018 by the
American Council on Education/Fidelity Investments
Director of Athletics
Jersey City Campus
Full Time, Part Time, Adjunct
Saint Peter’s University is searching for a leader who is committed
to team success and academic excellence for student-athletes and
who has the leadership capabilities to lead Peacock Athletics to
higher levels of achievement and recognition. Saint Peter’s
University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment
to individual attention, and grounding in the liberal arts,
educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate,
graduate, and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead
ethically, serve compassionately, and promote justice in our
ever-changing urban and global environment. The University’s campus
is located in Jersey City, a city rich with arts and culture, and
less than 5 miles from New York City.
Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life and Development (
SSAO ), the Director of Athletics is responsible for the overall
management, administration, and leadership of Saint Peter’s
University’s NCAA Division I athletics program.
The successful candidate will have proven experience in
supervision, fiscal management and budgeting, fundraising,
compliance, strategic planning, athletic facility operations, event
management, public relations, risk management, and general
operations. The Director will be charged with hiring, mentoring,
and guiding coaching and athletics staff. The Director will work
closely with multiple internal and external constituencies to
advance strategic University objectives and goals. The Athletic
Director will exhibit collegiality, integrity, self-confidence,
common sense, and sound judgment. This person must also possess the
ability to make consistent and fair decisions based on available
information, as well as work collaboratively with all members of
the University community.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Director’s responsibilities include assuring that all programs,
coaches, staff, and student-athletes are following the policies,
rules, and regulations of Saint Peter’s University, the NCAA, and
the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference ( MAAC ). This individual is
also responsible for overseeing the athletic department budget and
is directly involved with fundraising for the athletics program.
Recognizing the important role of athletics in building enrollment,
the Director will collaborate with the Vice President for
Enrollment Management in growing the University’s enrollment
through the strategic expansion of athletic programs. The director
must be committed to a student-centered Jesuit/Catholic mission of
the University, educational excellence, competitive success and
integrity, and lead all coaches, staff, and student-athletes to
achieve these same goals.
- Previous coaching experience at the Division I collegiate level
- Minimum of five years overseeing support staff and managing a
team, department or equivalent.
- Knowledge of the principles of athletics administration,
budgeting, and personnel management, NCAA, MAAC, and NWC rules and
regulations, Title IX compliance, gender equity, and
- Commitment to a holistic student perspective and
student-focused strategies from the point of recruitment through
- Commitment and sensitivity to the needs and dynamics of a
diverse student body.
- Commitment to the Jesuit and Catholic ideals that form the
mission of Saint Peter’s University and willingness to integrate
these ideals into all aspects of the Athletics Department.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to
communicate openly and honestly.
- Understands the structure of a higher education institution,
its constituents, the needs of a campus community, and the proper
flow of communication within the University structure.
- Commitment to integrate athletics with the entire Campus
community and to work collaboratively with student life staff,
faculty, and University administrators.
- Ability to travel extensively throughout the year for sporting
events, university-sponsored events, and fundraising
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree strongly preferred) plus a
minimum of 7-8 years of 2 progressive experience leading a
successful, multifaceted enterprise in intercollegiate
Licenses (if applicable)
Posting Detail Information
Position Posting Date
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants