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Senior Athletics Director

  • 28 Mar 2018 3:06 PM
    Message # 6004979

    Senior Athletics Director

    Job Summary

    The Senior Athletics Director is an innovative thinker who will create an efficient, effective, and nationally recognized athletics program, with an emphasis on creating leadership, competition, and human development opportunities for all Carondelet High School athletes.

    The Senior Athletics Director exhibits strong verbal and written communication skills and proficiently manages media relations. She/he demonstrates a deep passion for athletics and for the growth and development of Carondelet athletes in all aspects of their educational lives and is experienced in people management, conflict resolution and demonstrates the ability to stand firm on conviction.

    The Senior Athletics Director models humble leadership, embraces possibility and innovation, delivers great, and inspires joy and gratitude in students and colleagues.

    Essential Responsibilities

    • Fosters a community spirit consistent with the Carondelet Mission and Core Values among coaches, athletes, and parents.
    • Respects the uniqueness of the individual athlete and development of the whole person by demanding good sportsmanship, positive coaching practices, and effective communication with all constituents.
    • Effectively communicates the mission, vision, and values of the department to students, faculty, staff, parents, and community stakeholders.
    • Effectively builds and maintains relationships with internal constituencies including students, parents, faculty/staff, alumnae and prospective families.
    • Effectively builds and maintains relationships with external constituencies, including local youth and recreation programs, for potential partnerships at the Carondelet Athletics Complex.
    • Works with administrators to ensure that the expectations and behavior of athletes and coaches reflect the Carondelet mission and charism.
    • Provides visionary leadership, strategic planning, and policy development for the athletics program.
    • Demonstrates expertise in interscholastic athletics management, a keen business sense, and an appreciation for the important role athletics plays in a great Catholic school environment.
    • Leads ongoing projects and develops event-specific programs to build engagement, spirit, and community.

    Administrative Responsibilities

    • Develops plans, policies, procedures and programs which are in compliance with the school, the EBAL, NCS, and CIF rules and regulations and which reflect the high standard of academic excellence and the general welfare of student-athletes.
    • Submits reports, recommendations and supporting documentation to the Principal and the President, as necessary, to make decisions regarding goals, academics, capital expansion, staffing, budget appropriations, scheduling and other aspects of the Carondelet athletics program.
    • Manages and oversees each sport through each coach.
    • Ensures that coaching and staff actively supports the school’s joint commitment to academic achievement and growth of the whole child for each student-athlete.
    • Promotes athletics excellence on local, conference and national levels for each sports program, to include coordinating the recruitment, selection and evaluation of all coaches.
    • Develops and implements long term planning regarding not only fiscal needs for operations and capital improvements, but also internal goals for strengthening the Department.
    • Develops budget guidelines, approves budget appropriations for each area, and monitors conformance to budget.
    • Oversees fiscal operations, with the assistance of the CFO. The Senior Athletics Director will have overall responsibilities for finance and facilities of the Athletics Department to ensure the practice of sound business techniques.
    • Develops and implements programs to increase revenue sources for the Department to include effective plans for marketing and promotions as well as fund raising strategies to promote donor support of the athletics program.
    • Serves as the primary spokesperson of the Department promoting the philosophy and mission of the school with faculty, staff, students, alumni, sports media and the general public during public relations opportunities.
    • Establishes and periodically refines departmental organizational structure to ensure the effective management of human resources.
    • Approves all employee contracts for the coaches, trainers, administrative staff and other personnel who work for the athletics department. Supervises their training and work to evaluate their contribution to the department.
    • Maintains open communication channels with students, faculty, administrators, alumni and friends of the school.
    • Coordinates the formulation of an annual report on the present status and future plans for the athletics program.
    • Counsels coaches, parents, and student-athletes through athletics-related issues.
    • Facilitates communication with coaches regarding practice schedules, upcoming games, and results of competitions.
    • The Senior Athletics Director, in conjunction with the Athletics Director, is expected to be a visible presence at the majority of home athletics contests.
    • Ensures that Carondelet Athletics has a relevant online presence on our website and social media platforms.
    • Responds to neighbor complaints and be a positive liaison between Carondelet High School and the local community.
    • Supports the development of dynamic summer sport clinics.
    • Works with the Director of Facilities to maintain all Carondelet High School athletics facilities
    • Composes and disseminates press releases on all significant Carondelet sports events/stories.
    • Oversees all Carondelet athletic scheduling.
    • Supervise student-athletes at the Carondelet Athletics Complex and maintains an administrative presence at the CAC by creating a flex work schedule in conjunction with the athletic trainer, coaches, and Athletics Director.
    • Conducts and prepares all pre-season meetings for coaches and parents/guardians in partnership with the Athletics Director.
    • Develops and grows the athletics corporate sponsorship program in conjunction with the Advancement Department. Specific deliverables will be created and met and a review process of this program will be developed.

    Qualification Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
    • 5-7 years of related experience in sports management, sports information, business management.
    • Experience in sports complex management.
    • Coaching at the high school or college level is preferred.
    • The ability to write for publication (knowledge of AP style and how to compose press releases).
    • Skillful and knowledgeable in the creation and management of computer websites and social networking for an organization.
    • Current knowledge of high school athletics and best practice in creating and sustaining a successful athletics program with highly competitive teams.
    • A solid understanding of women athletes and the secondary school environment
    • Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
    • Adept at establishing and managing productive relationships with students, coaches, faculty, parents, and other schools.

    Please submit your cover letter and resume with salary requirements to: www.carondeleths.org.


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