Responsible for the administration of a University athletic program including the recruitment of student athletes, team scheduling and programming, public relations, academic support, and the retention of student athletes. Supervises assistant and student coaches. Extensive travel is required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead the recruiting process of prospective student athletes for a specific team. Assist them with required information for admission to the school. Provide continuing conversations and contacts to prospective student/athletes. Guide them through the enrollment process. Coordinate the process for signing each athlete’s letter of intent once they commit to OU. Recruit student athletes that are a “good fit” with the University as well as to the athletic team. Meet enrollment targets including the retention of student athletes.
- Work as a member of a recruitment team through support of the processes and goals of the admissions, financial aid, business and registrar’s offices. Streamline enrollment processes to provide an efficient and smooth transition for the prospective athlete. Provide for strong public relations both internally as well as to external constituencies.
- Provide leadership and direction to the athletic team as well as to the individual needs of the team members. Work toward team unity as well as the general unity of the College. Initiate and follow a team program and schedule that is consistent, reasonable, and effective for the student athlete and the team. Provide regular support and direction to student athletes. Make retention of student athletes a goal and priority.
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Effective communication skills.
- Ability to think critically and provide options for sound solutions.
- Ability to manage complex tasks and individuals.
Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.