Saint Peter’s University is searching for a leader who is committed to team success and academic excellence for student-athletes and who has the leadership capabilities to lead Peacock Athletics to higher levels of achievement and recognition. Saint Peter’s University, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment. The University’s main campus is located in Jersey City, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 5 miles from New York City. Reporting to the Vice President for Student Life and Development (SSAO), the Director of Athletics is responsible for the overall administration and supervision of Saint Peter’s University’s NCAA Division I athletics program which includes 16 men’s and women’s sports programs. The successful candidate will have proven experience in supervision, fiscal management, fundraising, personnel, strategic planning, athletics facilities, event management, public relations, and general operations. The Director works closely with multiple internal and external constituencies to advance strategic University objectives and goals.
1.Oversee and manage all department budgets which include: central athletic administration, athletic training, sports communications, and individual team budgets. Works with the Vice President of Student Life and Development in developing budgeting strategies. 2.Responsible for the administration of the entire athletic program as well as all administrative, operational, and fundraising functions of the athletics department. Ensures that all these responsibilities are carried out in the spirit of the mission of the University, and in accordance with all NCAA and MAAC policies and procedures. 3.Represent athletics and collaborate with the Director of the Recreational Life Center, Student Life, architects, and the RLC Renewal Project Committee on the refresh and construction of the Recreation Center. 4.Emphasize and support the academic success of student-athletes, emphasizing the importance of keeping up with classwork, establishing rigorous study schedules, making satisfactory academic progress, and maintaining appropriate GPA's. 5.Serves as the primary fundraiser for the Athletics Department while working with the Office of Advancement and other key stakeholders with all fundraising efforts and possibilities. 6.Serves as the Department representative at athletic meetings and events. Works and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as; students, parents, alumni, campus visitors, donors, University partners, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 7.Support the Jesuit mission of Saint Peter’s University by developing a vision and strategic plan for the athletic department that is in alignment with and complements the university’s overall mission, vision, and strategic plan. 8.Hire, supervise, mentor and develop head and assistant coaches that are prepared to succeed and lead student-athletes in the challenging environment of Division I athletics. Develop and implement a plan of ongoing professional development for coaches and athletic department administrators and staff.
Bachelor’s degree and 7-8 years of progressive experience leading a successful, multifaceted enterprise intercollegiate athletics.
Knowledge of the principles of athletics administration, budgeting and personnel management, NCAA and NWC rules and regulations, Title IX compliance, gender equity and diversity.
Commitment to a whole-student perspective and student-focused strategies from the point of recruitment through graduation.
Commitment and sensitivity to the needs and dynamics of a diverse student body.
Innovative and self-motivated individual with the ability to accept and overcome limited resources and work within these boundaries to create a positive environment for the athletic staff and student-athletes.
Previous coaching experience at the collegiate level preferred.
Commitment to the Jesuit and Catholic ideals that form the mission of Saint Peter’s University and willingness to integrate these ideals into all aspects of the Athletics Department.
Knowledge and understanding of the developmental levels and needs of University students. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to communicate in an open and honest manner.
Understanding of the structure of a higher education institution, its constituents, the needs of a campus community, and the proper flow of communication within the University structure.
Commitment to integrate athletics with the entire Campus community; and to work collaboratively with student life staff, faculty, and University administrators.
Please apply at Saint Peter's University website - saintpeters.peopleadmin.com
About Saint Peter's University
Saint Peter's University, 2641 J. F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07306, 201-761-7300