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Director of Athletics

Saint Peter's University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 28, 2023

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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 backgrounds.

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

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Director of Athletics


Jersey City Campus



Full Time, Part Time, Adjunct

Job Description

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.

Currently Salary Range: $138,000 – $158,000 based on experience

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.

Qualification Standards
  • Previous coaching experience at the Division I collegiate level is preferred.
  • 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 diversity.
  • Commitment to a holistic student perspective and student-focused strategies from the point of recruitment through graduation.
  • 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 opportunities.

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 athletics.

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Saint Peter’s University

Saint Peter’s University, a private institution in Jersey City, NJ, 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.

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