The Deputy Director of Athletics serves a senior member of the Athletics Administration, reporting to the Director of Athletics. This position is responsible for the oversight and execution of the department’s efforts in admissions, fundraising, alumni relations, corporate relations, external relations, facilities and events, communications, and summer camps/clinics.
Essential Job Functions:
Provide oversight and vision for the department in the areas of marketing, communications, and community relations directly supervising employees in those functions;
Serve as the key point of contact with the Admissions Office, providing leadership, guidance, and counsel to our full-time staff of coaches to ensure our teams are maximizing their recruiting efforts and streamlining the flow of information between Admissions and Athletics; provide both troubleshooting and mentoring coaches to increase effectiveness;
Administrative oversight of assigned sports;
Provide oversight and vision in the area of Facilities and Operations, supervising Assistant AD in this area;
Involved with budgeting process, capital requests process, and facilities planning;
Provide oversight and vision in the area of Development and Alumni Engagement, supervising Assistant AD in this area;
Major gift involvement;
In charge of the development and implementation of a comprehensive external relations strategy, providing oversight of the communications, marketing, video services, and community relations efforts;
Will have an integral relationship with the College’s Development team, and work with a portfolio of donors and prospects;
Serve as key member of department’s senior administrative team;
Represent department at various campus, community, conference, and national functions;
Travel with teams when appropriate as administrative representative;
Oversight of summer camps and in-season clinics program;
Involvement with various campus committees;
NCAA Grant oversight;
Key leader on new initiatives
Conduct activities in accordance with all Centre College, Southern Athletic Association, and NCAA rules and regulations;
Represent Centre College to students, parents, community, alumni, and the general public;
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics;
Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds;
Contribute to the overall success of the department by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 5 years of experience as a collegiate administrator and coach required. Previous collegiate administrative experience required. Previous experience as a collegiate coach, and at the Division III level, is strongly desired. Previous fundraising experience is a plus. Experience with Division III either as a student-athlete, coach, or administrator is required.
Knowledge and Skills
Expert communication skills, both written and verbal, are required. Teamwork oriented attitude and a desire to work in a fast-paced, highly-successful Division III athletic department a must. Knowledge of NCAA and SAA rules and regulations. Previous experience with sports information, marketing, event management, or coaching is a plus. Additional qualifications include being self-motivated, visionary, positive, energetic, eager to teach, willingness to travel, and the ability to foster a team environment is needed.
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling up to 25 pounds. Standing and or walking for more than four hours per day.
About Centre College
Centre College, founded in 1819, offers its students a world of opportunities, highlighted by one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and a faculty ranked #5 in the nation for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” at a liberal arts college by U.S. News & World Report in 2013. Located on 152-acres in Danville, Ky., the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky, Centre is a proud member of the NCAA Division III, a founding member of the Southern Athletic Association, and back-to-back winner of the SAA’s Presidents’ Cup (2013 and 2014).