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Director of Athletics

Location: Elgin
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: Judson University seeks a highly skilled leader to work in conjunction with a successful coaching staff in leading its athletic department. The qualified candidate will be committed to the faith identity of Judson University and will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to advance the University mission and the vision for the success of the athletic department. In addition, he or she will direct the department within NAIA, NCCAA, CCAC, and MSFA guidelines as well as University policies. This position reports to the Executive Vice President of the University. Requirements of the successful candidate will include but will not necessarily be limited to:

  • Mentor, lead, and advise athletic department staff spiritually, academically, and athletically.
  • Assist coaches in recruiting academically and athletically talented scholar-athletes who fit in the Christian culture & mission of Judson University.
  • Hire, train, and evaluate coaches and athletic department staff.
  • In conjunction with the Faculty Athletics Representative and the University Registrar, monitor and verify scholar-athlete eligibility.
  • Work with a cross-section of campus entities such as faculty, coaches, the student success center, and others to assure academic success of the Universitys scholar-athletes.
  • Ensure departmental compliance with NAIA, NCCAA, CCAC, and MSFA rules and policies.
  • Represent Judson University at all pertinent NAIA, NCCAA, CCAC, and MSFA meetings.
  • Oversee and manage the overall department budget and assist coaches in managing program budgets.
  • Uphold, update, and adapt as needed the polices found in the University coaches and scholar-athlete handbooks.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Judson University athletic department alumni and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with University plant operations in the maintenance of athletic facilities.
  • Fundraise for the general athletic department and assist coaches with programmatic fundraising efforts.
  • Manage internal and external contracts and relationships held by the athletic department.
  • Uphold University-wide responsibilities, including, but not limited to serving on committees, participating in chapel events, supporting student recruitment and retention, speaking at athletic and community events, etc.
  • Other responsibilities as reasonably assigned by the Executive Vice President or President. Requirements:
    • Demonstrated personal Christian faith & commitment to the Christian mission of the University.
    • Experience in athletic administration at the college or high school level preferred.
    • Requires the ability to handle extensive hours during concentrated periods.
    • Limited domestic & international travel required for association, conference, and University events.
    • Valid drivers license.
    • Ability to work long hours, nights, and weekends as required for contests and events.
    • Background, reference, drug and criminal checks required. Applicants must apply through the Judson University website and submit one pdf document that includes a letter interest, resume, and names/contact information for at least three professional references.

Keywords: JUDSON UNIVERSITY A BAPTIST INSTITU, Elgin , Director of Athletics, Executive , Elgin, Illinois

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