The Director of Athletics position is an educational administrator position. It is under the general direction of the College President, the Athletic Director provides effective leadership for the College’s Athletics program; and provides primary support for the Kinesiology, Health, and Athletic Training programs. The Director provides direction and effective management; designs, plans, and oversees the activities and operations of the College’s intercollegiate athletics. Collaborates with other campus leaders. Establishes and maintains strong public relations presence for all Siskiyous Eagles teams, and raises alternative funding support for College Athletics in compliance with all regulations.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop, direct, and monitor a comprehensive intercollegiate athletic program with attention to equity for both men and women. Manage intercollegiate athletic activities that comply with District, State, Federal, the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) and conference regulations, policies and standards.
Participate in the recruitment and selection of faculty, staff and volunteers; responsible for their supervision, training, and evaluation. Train coaches and staff regarding eligibility rules and recruiting regulations; oversee recruitment by the coaching staff; develop and maintain a manual for athletes and coaches; ensure student-athletes conform with the rules established by the state, conference and District. Hire, supervise, and evaluate division staff.
Interpret, implement and assure compliance with all Board policies, and pertinent requirements of Title 5, Title IX, CCCAA Constitution and By-Laws, and NCAA and NAIA that affect the College’s athletic programs. Develop and submit appropriate reports to CCCAA, and US Department of Education.
Monitor student-athlete education plans and ensure that eligibility requirements are met. Receive, review and facilitate resolutions for student, faculty or staff complaints.
Develop and approve team schedules with coaches; work with coaches and staff to make travel arrangements for competitions; arrange for home contests, including facilities, game officials, support staff, security, and proper decorum; attend home athletic events or arrange for coverage.
Plan, organize and support the day-to-day operations of Kinesiology, Health, and Athletic Training educational planning, and curriculum and program development in accordance with the mission, goals and objectives of the College; participate in program evaluation and improvement of programs and services to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff and the community.
Initiate and develop plans and activities for external funding in coordination with appropriate campus departments; supervise fundraising efforts on behalf of the Athletic program; oversee trust accounts in accordance with CCCAA and District guidelines.
Work with faculty, coaches, counselors, athletic trainers, and support staff to facilitate student success.
Develop, prepare, and oversee the annual budget for Athletics; and assist with budget development and oversight for Kinesiology, Health, and Athletic Training; evaluate and authorize expenditures related to area activities.
Work with Administrative Services offices to ensure the maintenance and upkeep of the physical facilities, equipment, and athletic fields; work with contractors, and architects to facilitate Athletics construction projects; assist with facilities requests approval process.
Prepare and recommend the schedule of credit offerings; and collaborate with Director of Noncredit on noncredit and community education offerings; prepare faculty assignments.
Maintain positive community relations; work with various media to ensure ongoing public information and relations to promote coverage for athletic events; coordinate publicity and press releases with coaches and the Public Relations Office; maintain strong liaison with community groups and state agencies. Coordinate and review college publications pertaining to assigned area. Represent College of the Siskiyous in local, regional and state-wide meetings.
Participate in and provide leadership for committees as assigned, department meetings, and district-level activities, when appropriate.
Responsible for oversight and review of any student athlete insurance claim and/or injury report forms before submitting. Supervises staff who prepare and report injuries and insurance claims.
Other related duties as assigned.
Master’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
One year of formal training, internship or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrators’’ administrative assignment.
Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, Health, Sports or Recreation Management, Educational Leadership, or closely related area.
Three or more years of community college academic management experience.
Professional or teaching experience in an accredited postsecondary institution, especially community college faculty experience.
Previous supervision in the areas of athletics, health, physical education or recreation area.
Demonstrated ability in academic program management, and collegial consultation.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies and procedures and then set clear expectations and direction for faculty and staff.
Advanced communication skills, including both writing and in public speaking.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities to work with a diverse student and employee population, as well as community groups.
Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to new technologies and effectively introduce them to multiple skill levels (faculty, staff, and students).
Licenses and Other Requirements:
Valid California driver’s license.
The Athletic Director for College of the Siskiyous shall have the following knowledge (acquired through education, training and/or experience):
Administrative principles and practice, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and supervision of staff.
Budget development, administrative practices, and organization and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures, and operational needs.
Principles, practices, procedures, and techniques involved in development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum standards and instructional programs, services, plans, strategies, processes, systems, projects, courses, goals, and objectives.
Curriculum standards, requirements, and assessments related to Kinesiology, Health, and/or Athletic Training departments, programs, and services.
Technical, legal, financial, and public relations issues associated with the leadership of Collegiate Athletics, and District academic departments and programs.
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned programs, projects, and operations.
Methods and techniques for the development of presentations, business correspondence, and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques, and procedures.
Principles and procedures of record keeping, technical report writing, and preparation of correspondence and presentations.
Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications.
English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
Techniques for effectively representation of the District in contacts with community groups; K-12 educational institutions and personnel; various business, professional, educational, regulatory, and legislative organization; and governmental agencies.
Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, College stakeholders, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, abilities, socio-economic and ethnic groups.
The Athletic Director for College of the Siskiyous shall have the following skills (acquired through education, training and/or experience):
Develop and implement goals, objectives, polices, procedures, work standards, and internal controls for the assigned functions and program areas.
Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the assigned program areas, College, and District.
Prepare and administer complex budgets; allocate limited resources in a cost effective manner; ability to solicit and raise funds from alternative revenue streams to augment basic support for assigned program areas.
Interpret, apply, explain, and ensure compliance with Federal, State, athletic conference, and local policies, procedures, laws, and regulations.
Plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of management, supervisory, professional, and technical personnel; appropriately delegate authority and responsibility.
Selection, motivation, and evaluation of staff work tasks and appropriate professional conduct; and effectively train staff in work procedures, critical thinking, and effective strategic implementation of program goals in fulfillment of the College’s vision and mission.
Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.
Effectively administer a variety of divisional functions, programs, projects, and administrative activities.
Conduct effective negotiations and effectively represent the assigned program areas with the public, governmental agencies, and various educational, business and industry, professional, regulatory, and legislative organizations.
Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
Conduct appropriate research projects, evaluate alternatives, make sound recommendations, and prepare effective technical reports.
Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
Operate modern office equipment, including computer hardware and specialized software applications programs.
Use English effective to communicate in person, over the telephone, in making presentations, and in writing.
Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships will all.
After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee. Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) will be offered. Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.
The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding becomes unavailable.
The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents. In addition, the District provides vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. The employee participates in CalSTRS through District and employee contributions.
Employees may select from multiple plan offerings to best meet their needs. All medical plans are Blue Shield PPO plans. Prescription coverage is provided by CVS/Caremark. The medical plan options range from a 90/10 plan to a 80/20 plan. Within these plans, a wide range of monthly out-of-pocket costs can be found. The District provides a four-tier cap based on covered dependents. The District offers some plans with zero contribution for employees.
Dental coverage is provided through Delta Dental. Coverage is up to a $2,000 annual maximum and a $50 deductible for non-preventative services.
Vision coverage is provided by Vision Services Providers. It provides for an annual examination with lenses and frames or contact lenses up to a specified amount.
Conditions of Employment:
Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States. A pre-employment physical examination may be required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.
College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry or political or organizational affiliation.
College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.