The Director, Athletics, functions as the program lead and is responsible for directing strategic planning, administration, and coordination of the College’s Athletics department ; providing leadership and direction; ensuring excellence in all aspects of the operation of the programs; ensuring the Athletics program aligns with district vision, mission and goals; and, directing and leading special projects and initiatives assigned. The director will work closely with community such as: schools, universities, and program supporters to determine appropriate efforts to operate the department. It is expected the director will be communicative and seek input from coaches and other staff. The Academic Director reports to the Associate Provost.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Direct and coordinate the activities of assigned programs or services to include: planning, implementing, administering, and evaluating projects and services having impact throughout the College.
Establish and prioritize academic performance such as GPA. persistence, retention, and completion as the core goal for student athletes.
Supervise employees to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring coaches and staff are trained; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
Advise or respond to questions from other college departments, regarding complex issues or policies impacting assigned programs, services, or operations.
Establish, monitor, evaluate, and improve processes, procedures, and/or standards, ensuring alignment with the College mission, values, goals, objectives, initiatives, and local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
Address student, coach, staff, and faculty complaints.
Facilitate departmental meetings and training with full-time, part-time, and volunteer coaches as needed.
Coordinate campus and community outreach events to promote programs, working with Advising, Counseling, Student Life, Financial Aid, Center for International Education and Global Engagement for recruitment of athletes, and other PCC departments.
Administer functional contract proposals and committees; manage the selection and deployment of contracts.
Direct and supervise the collection of technical data and the preparation of a variety of complex reports, statements, and communications impacting employees, programs, grants, and service providers or vendors providing analysis and recommendations.
Develop, administer, and monitor budgets; implement and allocate resources following budget approval.
Evaluate and communicate the impact of potential legal or regulatory changes affecting the College.
Develop, plan, implement, and monitor progress of the Aztec Athletics Strategic Plan.
Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required.