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Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Athletics, Higher Ed Administrative Careers - Other
4 Year Degree
Reports To: Vice President of Advancement
Work Schedule: Days and evenings
Amount of Travel Required: Moderate
Job Status: Full-Time
Positions Supervised: Athletic Coaches
The Athletic Director will be responsible to encourage spiritual growth and kingdom engagement as the overarching priority, to provide a well-rounded schedule for intercollegiate athletic competition in sports designed to encourage participation by a segment of the student body, which complements and conforms to the educational goals of Dallas Christian College, and to encourage physical fitness and the development of physical skills and emotional control; to foster good sportsmanship, school spirit and loyalty; and to present opportunities to participate at a high level of National Christian College Athletic (NCCAA) competition.
Management of coaching staff including assistance in scheduling, game contracting, and team management (such as eligibility issues, updating rosters, etc.).
Active and regular correspondence with other departments. The AD will ensure that athletic schedules are appropriate through the Academic Office before the schedules are finalized. The AD will also be in communication with Academics regarding academic concerns with athletes as well as with Student Development regarding ethical, spiritual, or social concerns regarding athletes.
Facilitation of budgeting and spending based on the Athletics budget approved by the President’s cabinet. Develop, recommend, and adjust the budget for the entire athletic program. Assist coaches to a reasonable extent in processing purchase orders, per diems, etc. Oversee purchase requisitions.
Manage transportation needs through DCC Facility Dept and vehicle rental. This function includes a paramount emphasis on team safety while traveling including appropriate training for drivers and emphasis on safety practices such as, but not limited to: no texting/phone while driving, obeying traffic laws, adequate rest for drivers, no excessive driving distances in single legs, seatbelts worn by all vehicle occupants, etc. Coordinate all travel with the coaches.
Scheduling of referees for all games.
Supervision of Athletics student workers.
Management of compliance obligations and conference responsibilities such as Title IX compliance, NCCAA requirements, insurance, etc.
Maintenance of athletic facilities including the gym and all fields.
Implement and maintain various schoolwide athletic initiatives such as open gym, intramural sports, booster club, Athletics promotions, etc.
Support coaches in recruitment and retention efforts.
Oversee Athletic events such as Athletic Banquet, fundraisers, Sr. Nights, Kickoff events, etc.
Update and manage Athletic Handbook.
Write Athletic updates and notifications to the college stakeholders.
Prepare and approve contracts for all contests.
Maintain close contact and good relations with the public at all times. Meet community organizations and discuss athletics and stimulate interest in the DCC program.
Work for coaching staff improvement.
Insure staffing for all intercollegiate sports.
Give vision to the athletic program including adding new sports.
Attend National, Area, and District/Regional Conference meetings. Advise the Vice President for Advancement of the outcomes of those meetings.
Supervise all sports to insure that eligibility forms have been properly filed and all participating athletes are eligible.
Monitor the academic, social, and spiritual development of the athletes.
Other duties as assigned that propel Athletics toward the mission
Education: Bachelor’s degree required. A Master’s degree in Athletics Management or other applicable field is preferred.
Experience: Previous playing experience in Christian college athletics. Coaching experience preferred. Previous experience in a leadership position preferred. Preference will be given to the candidate with a background in athletics and athletic management.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Spiritual Skills: Possess a knowledge of Scripture and maintain a healthy life of spiritual disciplines
Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook. Proficiency in Procurify, DCC budget management software. On-the-job training will be available.
Leadership Skills: High organizational ability in areas such as office management, budgeting, calendar usage, systems and processes. Good written and communication skills; ability to be a team player
Other Requirements: Should be able to lift and move equipment up to 50 lbs.
Gym office, gym, and outdoor environments
STATEMENT OF FAITH
All Trustees, employees, and any other persons acting as recognized representatives of Dallas Christian College shall be willing to affirm the following statement of faith:
"That the Bible, or Holy Scriptures, alone is the divinely inspired Word of God, and therein is contained the revelation of the deity of Jesus Christ, the plan of salvation for mankind, and the faith and work of the Church; furthermore, that the testimony of such Scriptures testifies to prophecy concerning His advent, virgin birth, miraculous life, blood atonement, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, and final return, and is expressly and historically true in the commonly accepted meaning of the terms; in addition, that the Church of the New Testament ought everywhere to be restored with its divine plan of admission: faith, repentance, and baptism, with consequent godly life; and finally, that the Scriptures are wholly sufficient to build the kingdom of God."
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience and additional coaching responsibilities if qualified.