POSITION SUMMARY Assumes responsibility for the organization, administration and management of all phases of a Division I sports program in compliance with the philosophies and objectives of the Department of Athletics. Performs all duties in full support of the University’s brand, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the University of Hartford’s core business – the education of students.
Enforces all policies and procedures of the Department of Athletics and the University as well as the rules and regulations of the NCAA, the America East conference and any other authorities that affect the intercollegiate athletics program. Establishes goals, objectives and values for the program consistent with the pursuit of excellence and the mission of the Department of Athletics. *
Oversees the recruitment and selection of student-athletes. Ensures compliance with NCAA regulations for contacting and entertaining prospective student-athletes. *
Understands and promotes the educational values of the Department of Athletics. Monitors the academic progress of team members in conjunction with the Compliance Officer. Working in closely with the Athletics Academic Advisors, regularly promotes the academic progress of student-athletes. *
Manages the program within the framework of a balanced budget, with special emphasis on the generation of revenue.
Schedules and conducts regular practice and conditioning sessions as permitted by NCAA rules and regulations. Develops and implements strategies for motivating student-athletes to perform at maximum levels. *
Oversees the conditioning and training of team members in conjunction with the Sports Medicine Unit to ensure student-athletes are physically prepared for competition.
Arranges a competitive event schedule approved by the Director of Athletics and the Program Administrator. Coordinates team travel with the Business Manager.
Participates in proactive fundraising events for the program as well as broad athletic activities. Participates in clinics, exhibitions and other enrichment programs to assure professional development, community outreach and contribute to public relations events.
Hires, trains, develops and supervises assistant coaches and other support staff to ensure compliance with applicable rules, policies and procedures. Follows administrative procedures established by the Department of Athletics and the University.
Assumes responsibility for adherence to rules and regulations governing the University, America East and the NCAA, including assisting in the education process extended to alumni and the community. *
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree required.
5 years to < 7 years.
Impact of Actions:
Makes decisions which normally impact planning within a small work group or project team.
Analytical. Work is non-standardized and widely varied requiring the interpretation and application of a substantial variety of procedures, policies or precedents used in combination. Frequently, the application of multiple, technical activities is employed; therefore, analytical ability and inductive thinking are required. Problem solving involves identification and analysis of diverse issues.
Analytical. Supervisor is available to establish broad objectives relative to basic position duties or departmental responsibilites. Independent judgement is required to study previously established, often partially relevant guidelines, plan for various interrelated activities and coordinate such activities within a work unit or while completing a project.
Requires regular contacts to discuss issues of moderate importance and to respond to inquiries. Occasionally requires contact with officials at higher levels on matters requiring cooperation, explanation and persuasion.
Requires regular contact with external persons of importance and influence. Involves considerable tact, discretion and persuasion in gaining the cooperation of others. Requires the handling of delicate relationships and complex situations.
Contact with customers involves providing service in person to resolve serious complaints, maintain key relationships, make significant adjustments, handle high profile meetings or deal with very sensitive relations.
Responsible for making recommendations within a department in the areas of compensation, staff selection, disciplinary action, complaints, staff performance appraisal and similar supervisory duties. Plans, assigns and evaluates the work of subordinates for effective operation and results.
Knowledge & Skills:
Advanced Professional Skills. The professional theory and practice of entry level professional skills but applied at the advanced level of a seasoned professional. Requires extensive knowledge of the professional discipline and a working knowledge of related fields. Understands information in several unrelated professional disciplines.
* The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
Location: Main campus in Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield, Conn.
Mailing Address: 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117-1599
Type: independent, nonsectarian, coeducational
School Colors: scarlet and white
Main Campus: 350 acres (Hartford 193, Bloomfield 133, West Hartford 24)
Asylum Avenue Campus: 10.4 acres
Han...del Center Campus: 7 acres
Full–time Undergraduates: 4,529
Part–time Undergraduates: 642
Total Undergraduates: 5,171
Graduate Students: 1,566 (878 Part-Time)
Total/All Students: 6,737
Degrees Awarded (2015-16 academic year): 1,839
141 associate, 1024 bachelor's, 591 master's, 83 doctoral
States Represented: 46
Countries Represented: 61
Undergraduate Majors: 96
Graduate-Level Degree Programs: 62
Tuition (2017-18): $36,008
Room and Board (2017-18): $12,350*
Total/Fees Included (2017-18): $51,260
Full–time Faculty: 354
Part-time Faculty: 498
Student–Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Full–time Faculty Holding Terminal Degrees in Their Fields: 81%
Minority Representation/Undergraduates #: 38%
Minority Representation/Graduate Students #: 22%
Gender Breakdown/Undergraduate Students: 50.4% female
Gender Breakdown/Graduate Students: 54.9% female
Schools of the University
Barney School of Business
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
Hartford Art School
The Hartt School
Full–time Undergraduate Student Facts
44% from Connecticut
7% international students
15% African American
Semester system (September–December and January–May) with Summerterm (May–July and July–August) and Winterterm (January) offerings
Level: Division I
Nickname: Hartford Hawks
Mascot: Howie the Hawk
Conference: America East (with Albany; Binghamton; Maine; Maryland, Baltimore County; New Hampshire; Stony Brook; UMass Lowell; Vermont)
Intercollegiate Sports: 17 (8 men’s, 9 women’s)
Home Soccer/Lacrosse Facility: Yousuf Al-Marzook Field at Alumni Stadium (capacity–2,500)
Home Basketball Arena: Chase Family Arena in Reich Family Pavilion (capacity, 3,508)
Home Baseball Field: Fiondella Field (capacity, 1,000), Softball Field (capacity, 1,000)
Living Alumni: 85,512
Total Alumni: 94,567
Alums in Connecticut: 42%