St. Mary’s University is seeking a Director of Athletics who will exercise servant leadership within the Athletics Department and across the campus. The Director must be committed to the mission of St. Mary’s as a Catholic and Marianist university, one that values the education, and ethical and spiritual formation of our student-athletes. The Director will lead a team of staff and coaches in prioritizing a holistic approach to education and character formation, as well as competitive team success.
The Athletics Director is responsible for overseeing the University’s programs for intercollegiate and club sports, as well as athletics facilities. The Director plays a major role in fundraising to support the current and future needs of the Athletics program. Working in collaboration with the Office of University Advancement, the Director is responsible for developing relationships and soliciting gifts from benefactors, as well as for promoting alumni relations among former student-athletes of the University.
The Athletics Director is expected to provide leadership that embraces the culture of St. Mary’s as a Catholic and Marianist university and that places its programs – intercollegiate sports and club sports – within the context of the characteristics of Marianist education. The Director is expected to provide the leadership necessary to achieve and maintain a successful athletics program, ensure compliance with all governing authorities, and establish a strong and positive presence at the local, regional and national levels.
With six national championships (one academic), St. Mary’s has a rich history of academic excellence and athletic success. Since its founding in 1852, St. Mary’s has built a rich and successful tradition in athletics, having won more than 120 conference championships and advancing to NAIA and NCAA Division II post season play more than 50 times.
St. Mary’s is currently a member of the Heartland Conference and NCAA Division II, but is transitioning into the Lone Star Conference beginning, Fall 2019. The University has 11 intercollegiate teams in the following sports: baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis and golf. Its more than 200 student-athletes consistently graduate at a higher rate than the overall student body. The University has some of the best indoor and outdoor facilities in the region for all its intercollegiate sports played on campus.
The Athletics Director position is full-time, 12-months a year, reports to the President and is a member of the President’s Leadership Council. Qualifications: Minimum of five to eight years of relevant administrative/supervisory experience in intercollegiate or professional athletics required and preferably at NCAA Division II or III institutions. Experience at a Catholic or other faith-based university preferred. Demonstrated experience in athletics fundraising; experience in budget oversight and development; knowledge of NCAA compliance regulation; and excellent interpersonal communication skills required. A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred.
Mission: St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University; fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence.
The full job description and online application can be found on the University’s web site at https://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/745713.html. Cover letter and resume should be submitted via the online application. The position will be open until filled. St. Mary’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/AA
About St. Mary's University
Founded in 1852 by the Society of Mary, Marianists, St. Mary’s is a comprehensive Catholic and Marianist university with a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional studies. St. Mary’s enrolls 4,000 students in a diverse university with five schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. St. Mary’s has been cited for high graduation rates among Texas colleges and is ranked among the best in the West Region for value and academic quality by U.S. News & World Report. St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest, and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence and servant leadership.