The Director of Athletics provides entrepreneurial leadership and administration for all facets of the athletic program including: budgeting, hiring and training of coaches, fundraising, scheduling, travel arrangements, events management, recruiting, program development and conference and national reporting, student athlete conduct and development in collaboration with other divisional areas as needed and supervision of the athletic staff.
Primary Job Duties:
- Provide vision and leadership for the Department of Athletics’ coaches and administrative staff.
- Manage the annual budget of the Athletic Department.
- Recruit, hire, develop, and supervise a highly trained and competent coaching staff that is aligned with the University’s mission, vision and values.
- Raise funds to meet the annual fundraising goal to support Athletics at Warner Pacific University including advising the Booster Club, coordinating athletic fundraising events, management of corporate partnerships, and fundraising for equipment and special projects in collaboration with institutional advancement.
- Initiate and collaborate with the Office of Advancement on an annual athletics scholarship fund campaign.
- Provide an entrepreneurial spirit to academic and athletic development that encourages creative thinking, calculated risk-taking, and resourceful innovation.
- Schedule and coordinate practices, contests, and events for each sport including location, facilities, personnel, etc.
- Bachelor degree required.
- Minimum five years’ experience in higher education, preferably in athletics.
- Experience Fundraising on a large Capital Campaigns within Athletics.
- Strategic and organizational agility with the ability to collaborate and communicate with all levels of the organization including internal and external constituencies.
- Minimum three years’ experience as a supervisor with effective managerial and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of NAIA.
- Proven track record of building and maintaining working relationships/partnerships with faculty, academic support programs, residence life, student engagement and campus ministry staff
- Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
- Ability to multi-task, work effectively, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong oral, presentation, and written communication skills including the ability to communicate to students, parents, staff and faculty.