The Intercollegiate Athletic Director will provide vision and leadership for SCC’s athletic programs by developing plans, organizing, coordinating, and managing all aspects of intercollegiate athletics on both campuses. The Director is responsible for successful Athletic Department fundraising and budget management across all sports; efficient coordination of athletic facility, practice, and competition schedules, effective management of staff, budgets, letter of intent, eligibility and compliance processes, team and student-athlete academic goals, progress and achievements, and quality public relations for all teams. The Director implements and directs SCC’s athletic programs in compliance with the rules and regulations of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) and in accordance with the SCC’s Board Policies and Institutional Guidelines. The Director also serves as the institutional representative to the NJCAA (Region XI), ICCAC, SCC Title IX and Compliance teams, and to local and internal entities.
This position is a full-time position (261 work days per year); with an annual minimum starting salary of $70K, commensurate with level of experience.
Benefits include single medical ($1000 deductible), dental & vision insurance, $50,000 life insurance, long-term disability, paid sick leave, 15 days vacation, paid spring and holiday breaks and participation in IPERS or TIAA-CREF retirement plan.
The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics will be assigned to the West Burlington campus but must have the ability and mobility to regularly visit other areas throughout the college district and state. Must be able to work on a basis of “available as work demands” in addition to a fixed schedule, which may include evenings and weekends.
The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics will abide by the employment contract and relevant policies and guidelines of the Board of Trustees.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy and related state of Iowa Code.
2. Coordinate and supervise all aspects of intercollegiate athletics at SCC and provide leadership, guidance and support for all coaching staff and programs.
3. Learn, apply, and ensure departmental compliance with NJCAA and ICCAC regulations; SCC Board Polices and Institutional Guidelines and procedures; and the strategic goals and expectations of accountability within the Student Affairs Division.
4. Demonstrate visible leadership toward building a collaborative, unified and positive team working environment both within the department and across the institution.
5. As a prominent representative of SCC this position is expected to embrace and support constructive change; apply ethical standards to work situations; make work decisions in accordance with SCC’s values and goals; treat others with integrity and compassion; show respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and promote a harassment-free environment.
6. Develop, implement and communicate athletic department philosophy and goals with the SCC administration, faculty, student-athletes and alumni.Ensure that all guidelines for personnel actions are properly processed according to SCC requirements and that they adhere to all college, state and federal laws and regulations.
7. Work closely with all head coaches to establish, implement and maintain policies, procedures and guidelines for managing their programs, respectively, including an organizational structure that clearly defines reporting lines, and key tasks and responsibilities.
8. Develop and implement systems for monitoring and ensuring accountability for all fiscal and programmatic operations of the athletic department and each sport, including, but not limited to: annual budgets; annual recruitment/roster goals; annual fundraising goals and endeavors; and annual team and individual academic goals.
9. Envision, research, formulate and bring forward an aggressive departmental plan (with both short and long term benchmarks) for SCC athletics with regard to: department personnel and structure; fundraising and budgets; additional sports; equipment and facilities; and new or enhanced athletic-related opportunities for student recruitment and retention.
10. Submit recommendations to and coordinate athletic department decisions with the Vice President for Student Affairs.
11. Select and maintain a staff of highly qualified and successful head coaches.
12. Provide support for the professional development of coaching and departmental staff and publicly promote their individual and team accomplishments.
13. Attend team practices and games to assess and evaluate coaching techniques and team morale; provide in-person support for the coaching staff and student-athletes. Conduct and present an annual evaluation on each head coach.
14. Coordinate activities and use of all SCC athletic facilities in cooperation with the Executive Director of the Greater Burlington Area Sports Facilities (The Courts and The Turf) and its associated programming.
15. Collaborate with Advancement division on: all fundraising efforts; student-athlete-alumni programming, outreach, and awards/recognition; and student-athlete involvement in community and districtwide public relations efforts.
16. Serve as chief advocate for Blackhawk athletics and represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, current and former students, faculty and staff, regulating bodies, other educational institutions and across the district/communities we serve.
17. Actively participate in college, local, state, and national committees and organizations, as directed.
18. Serve as an ex-officio member of the Blackhawk Booster Club and work collaboratively with this and other sport-respective organizations to ensure the success, image and integrity of the athletic program within SCC and the community.
19. Maintain a day-to-day knowledge of operations within the department and perform regular duties, including, but not limited to:
o scheduling of facilities and related arrangements for pre-and post-event custodial, maintenance set-up, security, etc.;
o assisting with athlete recruitment/retention; serving as an advocate for all student-athletes and providing support and guidance for individual students with challenges, concerns and conflicts related to SCC athletics;
o facilitation of letters of intent (LOI’s), eligibility and scholarship processes;
o management of student athlete insurance program including collection and maintenance of student forms and information, ongoing communication with GRMC Performance & Training staff regarding all student-athletes, and serving as point of contact for medical staff/student and family/SCC administrative services and insurance provider regarding sports-related injuries;
o coordination and delivery of internal and external athletic publicity and media relations including home game programs for each sport/home competition, media guides for each sport, press releases, website maintenance, collection/maintenance/submission of program stats for distribution to ICCAC, NJCAA, papers and sport-specific publications;
o facilitation of, and serve as College representative for, all athletic-related contract agreements including Keokuk Catholic Schools, Burlington Bees, GRMC – AT & HPP, Burlington Area Babe Ruth League, etc.;
o organization and processing of game guarantees and officials’ contracts for each sport/home competition;
o advertising, hiring, supervision of department work-study students (avg. 10 annually);
o coordination and management of all athletic-related purchasing, expense, and travel requests, including timely and effective processing and maintenance of records; and,
o oversight of ongoing academic performance, collaborating with faculty and staff to facilitate a successful academic experience for every student athlete, and coordinating with Student Support Center staff to ensure efficient and organized preparation of athletes for each registration cycle
o serve as the OSA (On-Site Administrator) for all home/SCC hosted athletic events as required by the ICCAC, and securing an appropriate assistant/substitute OSA to cover scheduling conflicts.
20. Develop with each head coach, a standard “game day plan” for home events, which details a pre-game checklist to ensure set-up of facilities, equipment and technology is completed (preferably not by the head coach), tested, and in proper working order before event begins (e.g. scoreboard, sound system, video/audio streaming, lights, air conditioner, chalking machine/chalk, restroom facilities, etc.), and to ensure proper post-event management and clean-up is facilitated.
21. Establish high behavioral standards for student-athletes and work collaboratively with Residence Life staff, all VP’s, Campus Safety Director, Security Staff and Administration to uphold the integrity of such.
22. Annually update and produce Student Athlete Handbook; coordinate and schedule annual student-athlete orientation meetings with each team; distribute and review Student Athlete Handbook, communicate expectations and responsibilities of student-athletes regarding behavior on and off the playing field, in the classroom, and in the community; explain random drug-testing policy, disciplinary processes, academic performance and eligibility, financial and insurance obligations, and the privilege of participation.
23. Work collaboratively with all athletic program coaches to develop and facilitate SCC’s Title IX Compliance program including the compilation, preparation and submission of the annual federal Title IX Report (EADA) on athletic program support and participation; coordination with SCC’s Title IX Director in scheduling and presenting required annual student-athlete trainings; and active participation as a core member of SCC’s Compliance Committee and the Title IX Team.