Benefits include: choice of three health insurance plans, dental insurance, vision insurance, 403b retirement plan with employer contribution, tuition exchange & waivers, HSA/FSA, 4 weeks of vacation, 3 weeks of sick time, and separate personal time.
4 Year Degree
POSITION SUMMARY:Senior administrative officer for all intercollegiate sports and campus recreational activities (e.g., intramurals) that promote sustained competitiveness for our student-athletes as well as academic achievement, health and wellness and leadership development for all students.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: ?Administer the intercollegiate athletic program in accordance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC), and Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) and Title IX guidelines/regulations. Report non-compliance and violations immediately to Dean of Students, the President or Title IX Coordinator as appropriate. ?Work closely with the President to develop strategic growth initiatives for the College’s intercollegiate Athletics Department that are aligned with the institution’s vision and strategic plan. ?Partner with Institutional Advancement to coordinate fundraising and development activities with alumnae, community and corporate partners that are vital to the Athletics Department's operations. ?Partner with the Office of Admissions to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive annual recruitment plan for the Athletics Department. ?Collaborate with Office of Student Services, Faculty, Learning Center and Athletics staff to promote academic success, retention and graduation, for all student athletes. ?Create an environment that supports diversity, equity and inclusion (including gender, race, religion and sexual identity) consistent with Eureka’s mission and vision. ?Work closely with the Office of Student Life to identify sustained opportunities for collaboration. ?Educate all campus constituents, internal and external, regarding the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III student-athlete philosophy and sportsmanship expectations and guidelines. ?Attend all pertinent conference, regional, and national meetings. Keep athletic staff and the Administration, when appropriate, informed about schedules, rules, eligibility, and policies. ?Coordinate the scheduling of games, referees, and umpires with the coaching staff and SLIAC and NACC as appropriate. ?Assist in the hiring of all coaches, trainers, and athletic administrative staff. ?Develop and manage effective fiscal operations, policies and procedures.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ?Plan professional development activities for coaches as needed. ?Coordinate printing of schedules and promotional literature. ?Coordinate athletic camps, clinics, and sport-related events. ?Consult with the Sports Information Director and Director of Marketing and Communications regarding press relations and responses to requests from media for information. ?Encourage academic excellence in student-athletes while maintaining accurate records in the certification of eligibility process. ?Work with the Athletic Trainer in the care and prevention of athletic injuries and promotion of a general wellness and safety program. ?Ensure home events are supported with equipment that meets the standards of the NCAA and other governing organizations of the sport. ?Act as the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Coordinator for the Medical Emergency Response Plan (MERP). ?Coordinate award programs such as the Hall of Fame and team recognition programs. ?Represent Athletics on internal and external committees as needed or assigned by the President.
SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS: Manage and supervise Administrative Assistant, Sports Information Director, Athletic Trainer, all Athletic Head Coaches. Oversee supervision of student workers. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training of employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
EDUCATION: Essential:Bachelor’s degree in physical education, administration, or a related field Desirable:Master’s degree in physical education, administration, or a related field
EXPERIENCE: Essential:Five years athletic and supervisory experience Desirable:Coaching experience
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Valid driver’s license, CPR and AED certification.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES: ?Knowledge of best practices in the administration of collegiate athletics and related support activities. ?Knowledge of regulations, including NCAA, SLIAC, NACC and Title IX. ?Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of coaching. ?Knowledge of assessment practices of student learning. ?Knowledge of grant administration techniques, budget preparation, and expenditure control. ?Knowledge of safety and first aid techniques. ?Knowledge of personnel management and supervisory principles and practices. ?Ability to communicate effectively to various audiences with a high level of sophistication. ?Ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications and electronic mail. ?Skill in effectively managing staff, delegating tasks and authority, and training personnel. ?Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands. ?Skill in developing and implementing long and short-range goals and procedures for cost effective management of allocated resources. ?Skill in identifying problems, evaluating alternatives, and implementing effective solutions. ?Ability to effectively administer policies and procedures. ?Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with co-workers, students, parents, alumni, and donors.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is routinely performed both indoor and outdoor, in office environment and in gyms, on playing fields, and other recreational environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; travel to athletic events. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move loads in excess of 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.
WORK SCHEDULE: Varies, typical office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM with one hour allocated for lunch, although weekend and evening hours are necessary depending on scheduled events. Required to support and attend athletic competitions on a regular basis.
Essential: Bachelor’s degree in physical education, administration, or a related field
Desirable: Master’s degree in physical education, administration, or a related field
Essential: Five years athletic and supervisory experience
Desirable: Coaching experience
Valid driver’s license, CPR and AED certification.
Eureka College is a member of the NCAA Division III, the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. Focused on “excellence in learning, service, and leadership,” Eureka currently has nearly 600 students enrolled in 23 undergraduate degree programs. The College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for three consecutive years, rated No. 1 in the Midwest on the US News “Great Schools, Great Prices” best value list twice, and is cited as one of fifty national “All-American Colleges” by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Chartered in 1855 by abolitionists who were members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka provides a non-sectarian liberal arts education and was the first college in Illinois and the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis—equality of educational opportunity continues to be a focus of the College. Alumni include forty-two college presidents, seven governors and members of Congress, and the 40th President of the United States. The town of Eureka offers the ambiance of a small town combined with easy access to the amenities of metropolitan are...as. Eureka’s mid-state region is Illinois’ largest business and commercial center outside Chicago. Nearby Peoria, Bloomington, and Normal, Illinois offer a wide range of cultural opportunities, with Chicago and St. Louis less than three hours away. Two private universities and a state university are within a 30 mile radius.