Associate Vice President for Athletics

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
March 17, 2023
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The Associate Vice President for Athletics is responsible for the administration of the athletic programs that supports the college mission and long-term goals of success in athletics and academics for student athletes. Works collaboratively with college administration, students, faculty, and staff to oversee the athletic program in compliance with college and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) regulations, including recruitment and retention efforts of student athletes. This position has a strategic responsibility to work directly with the VP for Enrollment Management in enhancing the sports programs through academic excellence, strong competition, and the development of our students and coaches as it relates to our strong mission and core values that have been the foundation of our college since the establishment of SMWC.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides direction and leadership to ensure that the athletics program promotes the goals and values of the College and supports the educational objectives of all student athletes.
  • Develops policies, procedures, and long-range goals for the Department of Athletics consistent with the College mission.
  • The ability to build strong and lasting relationships within the college and community.
  • The ability to strategize efforts and carryout fundraising opportunities for athletics.
  • Ensures that the intercollegiate programs are in strict compliance with college policies and those set forth by the NAIA.
  • Responsible for the coordination of schedules and contracts of all athletic events including transportation, officiating, and medical services in consultation with the coaches.
  • Analyze revenues and expenses related to intercollegiate athletics.
  • Supervise expenditure approvals to achieve balanced budgets annually; monitor budget status throughout the year.
  • Determines and oversees maintenance concerns for all athletic facilities.
  • Promotes fitness, wellness, and intramural activities.
  • Ensures that recruiting efforts are implemented according to Admission and Financial Aid Office procedures.
  • Promotes and supports the professional development of the athletic staff.
  • Responsible for college knowledge and implementation of NAIA, MSFL, IHSA and Title IX rules.
  • Engage with all student athletes to exhibit a diversified athletic community that coexists with the entire campus community.
  • Provide input and collaborate on the continuation of facility improvements and additions to the college.
  • Other Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Supervision:

  • Will supervise all athletic staff
  • Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree strongly preferred in a closely related field.
  • Five or more years' experience in athletic administration or related field preferably at the collegiate level.
  • Working knowledge of the NAIA, MSFL and IHSA rules and regulations is required.
  • Recruiting experience for multiple 4-year collegiate sports.
  • Demonstrated abilities to work effectively in a small college setting and ability to balance student-athlete development and leadership development within entire athletic department.
  • Experience with Title IX policies and guidelines with responsibility for promoting the colleges compliance to these guidelines and policies.
  • Knowledge and effective use of Microsoft Office programs.
  • Excellent customer service, written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to create, organize, implement, and assess programs and activities to enhance the athletic program.
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