Director of Athletics

  Community College
  Central Region
  Posted/Updated: 03/31/22

Job Summary

The Directpr of Athletics is responsible for providing leadership, supervision and mentoring of the Athletic Department staff, administers the college's intercollegiate athletic program and reaches fund raising goals for the athletic department on an annual basis.. The Athletic Director will support academic success of student-athletes and development of the whole person for the student-athletes.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Effectively manages the day-to-day operations and issues of the department.

  • Ensures the proper training and education of head coaches including safety, regulations, Title IX and college policies.

  • Creates and implements an annual program of fundraising for the Athletic Department.

  • Writes and annually updates coaches manual and student-athlete handbook

  • Responsible for the completion of NJCAA online eligibility and onsite for all intercollegiate athletic teams.

  • Serves as compliance office on behalf of the Athletic Department including preparation and completion of NJCAA, NCAA and NAIA forms.

  • Responsible for preparation and completion of Equity in Athletics Report and Higher Education Reporting Act to satisfy Department of Education and Title IX requirements.

  • Maintains appropriate professional memberships to keep abreast of developing trends and regulations associated with intercollegiate athletics and facilities.

  • Works in coordination with the contracted Athletic Trainer to ensure the safety of student athletes.

  • Serves as the spokesperson to the rest of the academic community and the local media on behalf of athletics.

  • Develops external relationships with area high schools, media, and businesses.

  • Prepares the unit plan for Athletic Department

  • Assists with College-wide initiatives.

  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree and a minimum of two years of experience in athletic department administration at the director/operations supervisor or Assistant director level; or
  • Five years of experience at the full-time head coach level in a community college/junior college setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NJCAA rules and regulations.


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