The Director of Athletics & Student Life is responsible for the general oversight, administration, and promotion of the Parkland College Student Life department and NJCAA Division II Midwest Athletic Conference (MWAC) Intercollegiate athletic program. The Director maintains a visible presence on campus and is actively engaged in the support of several large scale campus-wide events; serves as a role model and facilitator to student leaders; promotes sportsmanship, co-curricular leadership, and advocates on behalf of student leaders, athletes, and organizations.
Essential Job Functions
Manage and direct the departments of Athletics and Student Life.
Assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures; identify opportunities for improvement in all functional areas.
Assist the Dean of Students in the formulation and development of goals & strategic plans for all functional areas, assure those plans are consistent with the college's plans; prepare statement of goals and objectives.
Work with the Vice President for Student Services and the Dean of Students to establish an annual budget for all of the functional areas; participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for expenditure requests, monitor, and control expenditures.
Analyze data collected from functional areas; findings will be used for decision making within the functional areas and for institutional use for compliance and evaluation.
At the request of the Dean of Students, serve on campus-wide committees; serve as liaison with other colleges, their athletic programs, and public and private agencies to assure coordination of activities.
Ensure all areas supervised comply with FERPA, Title IX, Title IV, Clery Act, ADA, NJCAA, MWAC, and other federal and state regulations.
Perform personnel management functions in accordance with college policies and procedures and appropriate collective bargaining agreements, including oversight of personnel selection, training, evaluation, and development; ensuring departmental practices are in compliance with college policy; and analyzing and recommending appropriate staffing levels.
Develop, direct and evaluate activities and program operations in all functional areas, compile and analyze data related to participation and program evaluation; develop organization work processes while facilitate attainment of established program goals and objectives.
Establish programs, policies, procedures, and guidelines for events, operations, and customer service, and strives for continual improvements in operation and services.
Represent and advocate for the department within the college administrative and governance structure and promote an environment that is responsive to student needs.
Collaborate with Marketing & Public Relations in the promotion of Parkland College athletics and student life programs.
Oversee and supervise the maintenance and purchase of all equipment associated with the athletic program, athletic facilities, and student life.
Oversee the coordination and implementation of SOAR activities both athletic and general student.
Athletic Director Core Functions
Develop all intercollegiate and intramural athletic schedules, acquire areas for practice and/or games, and oversee travel arrangements for the athletic teams in conjunction with the coaching staff, the Athletics Facilities Director, and the Athletics Assistant Director.
Secure qualified officials for home athletic contests, develop contracts, and provide for their payment.
Maintain and continue to develop excellent public relations with in-district high schools, athletic departments, parents and the community.
Work closely with the college's coaching staff, the MWAC, and the NJCAA to ensure that the college's athletic program, its staff, and the student athletes conform with all pertinent standards and requirements; oversee the compliance of student athlete eligibility requirements.
Ensure academic and athletic eligibility with the assistance of the Assistant Director.
Involved in decisions regarding eligibility and discipline using college, NJCAA, and MWAC guidelines and ensures that rules, regulations, and policies are adhered to; communicate, and thoroughly document any and all violations of college or MWAC policy in a timely manner to the Vice-President and Dean of Students and administer sanctions when appropriately advised.
With the assistance from the Assistant Athletic Director, compile, maintain, and report all game scores and statistics as required by the NJCAA and MWAC.
Ensure timely sports information is provided to all relevant information outlets, and provide support and assistance for fund-raising endeavors.
Attend meetings for the MWAC and the regional NJCAA athletic directors.
Assist coaches in their efforts to recruit student athletes.
Student Life Director Core Functions
Oversee co-curricular student activity programs and events including student government, student clubs/organizations, and Prospectus.
Provide oversight for the collection of fees for the college's ID system and rental locker system.
Will supervise the provision of student housing information.
Negotiate vendor contracts for assigned campus programs and events.
Provide strategic support to student-led organizations/clubs to help facilitate a vibrant student body.
Serve as the college's ICCB-SAC representative.
Oversee and assess a comprehensive student activities program led by the Activities Program Manager of educational, recreational, social, and cultural programs which appeal to a diverse audience at the college and in the community.
Oversee the college's wellness services and programing led by the Wellness Coordinator; ensure the college's compliance with federal and state health mandates.
Establish, develop, and reevaluate department guidelines, policies, and procedures when appropriate.
Assist with the coordination of commencement exercises, student orientation programs, honors convocation, and welcome back convocation; attend social programs and rehearsals as required.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a related field.
Two (2) years in a leadership role, including staff supervision and budget management.
Demonstrated experience with student life or student life related enterprises.
Understanding of intercollegiate athletics administration.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with diverse students, employees, and community members.
Available 24-hours per day for on-call inquiries and provide after-hours support for prospective students/athletes, parents, and coaches.
Organizational skills, planning and budgeting experience, and the ability to work with students of diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
Ability to establish positive working relationships with members of the Parkland College community and members of the public
About Parkland College
One of the largest employers in our area, Parkland faculty and staff are united in their passion to serving students. In addition to competitive salaries and robust benefits, you will enjoy the support, commitment to professional development, and collegial relationships that you will find here.
Parkland College is a fully accredited, public community college established to serve the needs of District 505, the third largest community college district in Illinois. Our college is a center for educational opportunity and community enrichment in east central Illinois and has earned a national reputation for its excellent academic standards, innovative programs, and quality instruction.
At Parkland we celebrate the diversity in both our community and our world. Our goal is to recognize, promote, utilize, and educate one another regarding the unique qualities and shared humanity of our people and cultures.
Our facilities include:
150+ classrooms and labs
Extensive library collection
FM radio station and educational TV station
Experimental agricultural land laboratory
320-seat performing arts theatre
50-foot dome planetarium (second largest in Illinois)
Child Development Center