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Director of Athletics

St. Edward's University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 28, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Director of Athletics
  • ATHL - Athletics
  • 3001 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX, United States
  • Salary
  • Full Time


    Department of Athletics

    St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for the position of Director of Athletics in the Department of Athletics, beginning August 2024. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

    The Director of Athletics (AD) is responsible for the overall character, content, and quality of the university's award-winning and competitive intercollegiate Hilltopper athletic programs. In addition, the AD is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Athletic Department, fostering student-athlete academic support and success and providing a strategic vision for the future of the department in alignment with the university's strategic plan. The AD reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Administration and works directly with the university president regarding matters related to the Lone Star Conference, NCAA and university's Strategic Plan. The AD will collaborate with other members of the St. Edward's community to support St. Edward's' mission and Holy Cross values.

    St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

    For consideration,
    • Master's degree in sports management or related field. A minimum of 5 years of supervisory/coaching experience at the intercollegiate level with increasing levels of responsibility, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
    • Working knowledge and experience in fiscal/budgetary management.
    • Superior leadership, management, supervisory, public relations, communications and interpersonal skills, including active and empathetic listening.
    • Commitment to a competitive collegiate athletics program in the context of an academically rigorous environment.
    • Ability to work successfully with students, faculty, staff, alumni and professional colleagues.
    • Commitment to building and maintaining strong connections between athletics and the academic enterprise to ensure success of student-athletes to achieve both athletics and institutional goals.
    • Commitment to integrity, equity, and diversity that contributes to the development of an inclusive campus culture.
    • A record of achievement in NCAA athletics administration supporting a successful comprehensive intercollegiate athletics program and demonstrated experience with brand marketing, public relations, media, community and campus engagement, fundraising, and budget/finance experience.

    Essential Responsibilities Include:
    • Provide leadership to the Athletic Department, ensuring an environment that enhances student-athletes growth and the overall student-athlete experience in alignment with the university's mission and strategic plan.
    • Analyze and manage budgets and ensure fiscal responsibility and sustainability. Develop plans to enhance the revenue-generating capacity through the external functions of the department including fundraising, sponsorship, etc.
    • Ensure systems are in place to coordinate with enrollment management on the integration of student-athlete recruiting and university recruiting. Work with coaching staff to meet and exceed recruitment and retention goals for student-athletes.
    • Oversee the administration of Intercollegiate Athletics, while maintaining accountability for its design, operation, and evaluation, ensuring compliance with institutional, Lone Star Conference, NCAA, and state and federal laws and Title IX regulations, guidelines, and requirements.
    • Support the professional development of the administrative and coaching staff in promoting their accomplishments and establishing positive morale and relationships. Prioritize ethical decision-making and a strong student standard of care for all Athletics staff.
    • Ensure student-athletes are provided the academic and psycho-social support required to foster student success. Collaborate with campus partners to bolster student-athlete academic achievement, mental health, and well-being.
    • Lead by example to create a culture of respect, integrity, and equity where compassion is a virtue, all teams and student-athletes are championed, and everyone feels a part of a winning team.
    • Foster a vibrant and inclusive campus environment by working collaboratively with campus constituents to facilitate a positive student-athlete and fan experience. Partner and build relationships within the campus and Austin communities to develop additional opportunities to enhance the student experience and cultivate greater university brand awareness and reputation.
    • Ensure that coaches, staff, and student-athletes are fully supported during competitions.
    • Craft compelling narratives about Hilltopper athletics, Division II values, and the unique student-athlete experience, which will motivate and inspire different audiences to productively engage with the university.
    • Oversee the development and implementation of marketing, engagement, and fundraising strategies for Athletics alumni, families, and friends. Ensure strong collaboration with Advancement.
    • Responsible for regulatory and policy compliance as it applies to the position.
    • Other Duties as Assigned.

    For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

    The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

    Medical & Rx Coverage - BlueCross and BlueShield (HSA & FSA Available)

    Dental - MetLife Dental

    Vision - MetLife Vision Plan

    Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

    Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

    Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Pet Insurance

    Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

    Retirement Plan - (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

    Tuition Benefits

    Paid Holidays

    Services & Discounts


    Interested applicants should submit an online application at; Please include resume, cover letter, and three employment references. No Calls Please. Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three items.

    Mission Integration Statement:

    St. Edward's was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross, from which it acquired distinguishing characteristics that include the courage to take risks, an international perspective and the commitment to provide educational opportunities for students of varied cultural, religious, educational and economic backgrounds. In support of the mission, the different backgrounds of St. Edward's students, faculty and staff enrich our community and represent a significant part of our culture and commitment to excellence. We value the individual differences, life experiences, unique capabilities and innovative talent that our employees and students contribute to our vibrant academic environment. St. Edward's honors and respects all members of its community by fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment that respects the dignity and worth of each person and stresses the obligation of all people to pursue a more just world.


    St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


    Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;


    We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

    Background Checks:

    A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

    Reference #: J2024003

    Available: August 2024


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