FULL-TIME DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Athletics Department; Haverhill Campus; Non-Unit Professional Position; 37.5 hours per week
Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2017
RESPONSIBILITIES: Northern Essex Community College, a vibrant and diverse higher education learning environment in Haverhill, Massachusetts, is seeking a dynamic leader to assume the role of Director of Athletics. This full-time position reports to the Vice President of Administration & Finance and serves as a key member of his senior leadership team along with the Controller/Budget Director and Director of Administrative Services. The position directly supervises and evaluates an MCCC Staff Assistant, who is responsible for intramurals, club sports, and other recreational activities, and 6 part-time head coaches and associated assistant coaches. This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. The successful candidate will be well-organized with financial planning, policy making, and management skills and will directly supervise all compliance processes to adhere to NJCAA rules and regulations, in a manner consistent with the high ethical standards of the College.
Student Academic Success
Understand and foster student-athlete academic success by ensuring that all athletes receive appropriate and timely support, resources and referrals for personal, academic and success services
Demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity including but not limited to differences in ethnicity, national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification and abilities
Directly supervise and evaluate full-time MCCC unit Staff Assistant
Recruit, appoint, orient, supervise and evaluate contract coaching staff and athletic support staff
Create and implement an annual coaching workshop reviewing College policies, resources, and compliance requirements
Hire and supervise all Athletic support professionals such as referees, line judges, score keepers, statisticians, and announcers
Provide leadership, organization, and training for staff in order to attain optimal operational, academic, fiscal, and athletic performance
Supervise all administrative, operational, and business functions of the Department in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the College
Cultivate and enhance relationships both on campus and in the community to support and represent the mission of the College and the Department of Athletics
Supervise scheduling for all intercollegiate athletic events and facilities
Direct athletic program expansion in club sports
Provide home game coverage for all sports
Assure all athletic events are organized in a professional manner that adhere to all health, safety, NJCAA, and best practices in the field of Higher Education Community College Athletics
Co-organize recruitment plans with Enrollment Management and Coaching Staff
Be an active member of the Office of Administration and Finance by participating in staff meetings, trainings, retreats, and professional development opportunities
Identify and prioritize the Department's funding requirements and administer the annual operating budget
Direct the purchase, maintenance, and inventory of athletic gear and equipment
Analyze the Department’s revenue potential and create a clear and actionable plan that identifies the greatest opportunity to generate revenue and collaborate with the Office of Institutional Advancement to meet fundraising objectives, including major capital campaigns
Maintain athletic records and data for athletic teams to meet NJCAA compliance
Oversee compliance with all College, NJCAA, and Conference rules and regulations
Work collaboratively with Academic Advisors in Life Map to facilitate academic support, registration, and educational plans for each athlete
Work with the registrar and advisors to monitor course load of each athlete
Responsible for NJCAA eligibility compliance by preparing student-athlete eligibility paperwork for each sport in accordance with internal expectations and timelines
Attend NJCAA Compliance Seminar at least once every three years and review updates from NJCAA each semester
Abide by all NJCAA guidelines
Intercollegiate Athletics at NECC
Northern Essex Community College has a rich tradition of team and individual athletic achievement at the state, regional, and national levels. Most recently the baseball team came in 2nd at the 2016 NJCAA World Series and NECC had the National Player Division III player of the year. NECC offers a multitude of sports for both male and female athletes and is looking to increase its offerings and student recruitment. As an institution, we are extremely proud of our success having our student athletes regularly transfer to four-year institutions to finish their degrees.
Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Sports and Athletic Administration or related field
At least five (5) years of professional Higher Education or High School Athletic Administration
Demonstrated knowledge of athletic sporting programs with respect to planning, equipment, compliance issues, and facility needs
Commitment to the philosophy of Division III Athletics at a large urban Community College
Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population
Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal communications
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
Exceptional collaborative leadership skills to work with multiple departments throughout the college to ensure the success of student athletes
Preference will be given to candidates with experience at the Community College NJCAA Division III level and those with a demonstrated affiliation, experience, and active engagement with professional organizations appropriate to the institution and position
Understanding of the dynamics and trends in intercollegiate athletics in general and NJCAA Division III in particular
Prior intercollegiate athletic leadership including supervision of coaching and professional staff
TO APPLY: Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume addressing the required qualifications.
DEADLINE: July 12, 2017 POST#: 121981
Northern Essex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and college policies, The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquires or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Northern Essex Community College serves approximately 6,000 credit students each semester on two campuses located in the beautiful, historic Merrimack Valley region of northeast Massachusetts. Our suburban Haverhill campus sits on 106 acres near Kenoza Lake and features a new Technology Center and an award-winning Student One-Stop Center. Our urban Lawrence campus is growing rapidly, including a... new Health Technologies Center and additional leased space at Riverwalk Properties. Both campuses are a short drive to Boston and to the beaches and state parks along the coast.
NECC has been building an organizational culture that prizes initiative and innovation, and seeks to identify and develop the strengths in students, faculty, staff, and programs in order to grow and improve. We are also committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Our Lawrence campus was the first college in New England designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. We have significantly increased the diversity of our faculty over the last ten years, and are one of four Massachusetts colleges participating in the national achieving the Dream initiative, which aims to improve success for low-income students and students of color at community colleges.