Spring Hill College seeks its next Director of Athletics and Recreation. The successful candidate will be a leader with vision and a skilled collaborator who will build upon the renewed energy and upward trajectory of the college’s recent transition to NCAA Division II membership. The Athletic Director will oversee the fundraising, recruitment and retention goals of the department, which is composed of 22+ employees and approximately 350 student-athletes, competing in 16 Varsity sports and 7 club or JV sports.
Founded in 1830 and located in Mobile, Alabama, Spring Hill College is a private, Jesuit, student-centered liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 1,300 undergraduate students. Rooted in its Jesuit Catholic heritage, Spring Hill College forms students to become responsible leaders in service to others and is committed to the intellectual, spiritual, and social growth of each individual.
Summary and Key Essential Functions:
Summary: Reporting to the President, the Director of Athletics and Recreation is responsible for maintaining a high quality, competitive, student-centered athletic program under the guidelines of the college’s mission, the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II, and its athletic conferences. S/he is the principal administrative officer for the college’s intercollegiate and recreation programs, thereby developing, implementing, and evaluating policies and procedures for the Department of Athletics and Recreation, including the Arthur Outlaw Recreation Center. S/he has budgetary responsibility for the department, including oversight of athletic scholarships, operations, and staffing.
Key Essential Functions
1.Provides overall direction and supervision for the Department of Athletics and Recreation staff on all budgetary, programmatic, and personnel matters. 2.Ensures all aspects of the NCAA intercollegiate athletic program are conducted within the rules, regulations, and procedures encompassed in the NCAA, the athletic conference, College, and athletic department policies and procedures manual, with an understanding that failure to do so may lead to sanctions up to and including termination. 3.Oversees and directs all operations of the Arthur Outlaw Recreation Center and the management of all outdoor athletic facilities. 4.Develops policies and procedures for the safe and effective operation of athletics (intercollegiate and club) and recreational activities. Updates and publishes policies and procedures, as needed. 5.Represents and promotes the College and the Athletics program at sports-related, recruitment, and fund-raising events and activities. Serves as liaison for the College and a delegate of the College President to the NCAA and affiliated conferences. 6.In coordination with the Vice President of Enrollment Management and the Director of Financial Aid, directs athletic recruitment and administers the athletic scholarship budget. Authorizes scholarship awards within approved athletic scholarship policies and monitors compliance with NCAA athletic scholarship requirements. 7.Plans and schedules sports events, and oversees ticket sales, concession and other competition related activity. Oversees and verifies that game management procedures are followed at all home events. 8.Assures compliance with athletics related federal, state, and local laws including but not limited to Title IX.
Education: Minimum Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, in Physical Education, Recreational Sports, Business Administration, or related area.
Experience: At least five years of supervisory experience in collegiate athletic administration. NCAA experience preferred.
Licenses: Valid driver’s license with approval from College’s insurance provider.
Other Considerations: •Hiring process will include a criminal history background search; also subject to any applicable drug testing. •This person is considered a responsible employee in accordance with College Title IX policies.
Position is open until filled. To apply for this position, please send or e-mail a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three work-related references to: Patricia A. Davis, Human Resources, Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The College reserves the right to check off-list references. For a full job description, visit and scroll to Staff Openings via http://www.shc.edu/jobs
Spring Hill College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Spring Hill College
Spring Hill College, a liberal arts and sciences institution located in Mobile, Alabama, is the third oldest US Jesuit college. We offer both undergraduate degrees as well as Master's degrees in several fields.
Mobile is located on the Gulf Coast, minutes away from beautiful soft white-sand beaches. Mobile has a certain magic where a melting pot of people, flavors, cultures and traditions become one voice to lead all of life's celebrations.