The Assistant Athletic Director is a Faculty Student Association (FSA) sponsored position, funded by the Activity fees and is also supported by the General Fund through the Bookstore. There is a dual reporting structure, reporting through Student Affairs regarding all Intercollegiate Athletic, intramural and recreational programs as well as facilities and activity policy issues. The AAD will also report to the Executive Director of the FSA regarding budget, contracts, purchasing and personnel issues.
UNIT & CLASSIFICATION Professional Position, Full-time regular, fiscal year, grade 10
SUPERVISES Game workers, site supervisors, recreation attendants, coaches, game officials, interns.
MISSION OF ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT The mission of the Athletic Department is to serve the needs of our Student-Athletes by providing quality athletic programs that promotes the athletic development and retention of athletes. The department is also committed to supporting academics and complying with the academic standards of national and regional athletic associations.
POSITION STATEMENT The Assistant Athletic Director provides administrative direction and oversight of all intercollegiate, intramural and recreational staff, programs, facilities and activities. The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting with compliance with the NJCAA, Federal (Title IV) regulations, Regional/Conference regulations, Athletic Department policies and sound risk management procedures, while sustaining a culture of sportsmanship & professionalism, while maintaining a focus on academics and respect at all levels. The Assistant Athletic Director works closely with the Director of Athletics and collaborates with various campus offices including admissions, academic counseling, registrar, buildings and grounds, security, student involvement and others as necessary. The Assistant Athletic Director will at times be required to attend home games for all sports. The ability to work nights, weekend and in-season travel is required.
MAJOR DUTIES The responsibilities of the Assistant Athletic Director shall include, but not necessarily be limited to the following:
A. Provide administration direction and oversight for all athletic programs and activities as well as supervision and control of all athletic and recreational facilities when required; B.Assist in development of long term intercollegiate athletic goals and objectives; C.Supervise staff and assisting with responsibilities such as hiring, discipline, training, mentoring and evaluation of coaches and staff; D.Plan, implement and promotion of teams, programs and special events; E.Assist with scheduling games for varsity sports; F.Support environment which supports personal development and academic success; G.Establish and maintain standards within athletics including conduct, scholarship, training and practice rules and best practices; H.Oversee academic support program and collaborate with Academic Counseling on student-athlete scheduling and academic planning; I.Assist with NJCAA eligibility evaluation and submissions; J.Assist with the collection of departmental statistics and data and prepare and distribute reports as appropriate; K.Assist with the recruitment of student athletes in coordination with the Admissions Office and collaborate with alumni athletic events, community relationships, and fundraising opportunities including the annual Hall of Fame Dinner, Annual Golf Event, and Team Recognition Events; L.Stand it or attend at times for professional meetings and other special or public events including Intercollegiate Regional and National Meetings and Conferences.
A.Coordinates and assist with rentals of Athletic fields and facilities; B.Coordinates Athletic fund-raising activities, to potentially include cooperate sponsorship, golf outing, athletic camps and other special events; C.Assist with coordinating the safe use of Athletic vans for transporting student athletes; D.Serve on the a variety of campus committees and groups as requested; E.Support and assist in campus wellness and other related College activities; F.Potentially assisting with the maintaining of athletics website; G.Perform other duties as assigned
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES:
Knowledge of the goals of Westchester Community College including Student Success, Stewardship, Community Engagement, College Culture and Workforce along with the relationship Athletics plays in reaching those goals; familiarity with compliance, reporting, budgetary and financial reporting procedures; skill in planning, organizing, developing and managing Athletic programs and facilities; ability to communicate effectively with students individually and in groups; ability to use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, email and databases software; ability to read, write, speak, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential functions of the position; resourcefulness; physical condition commensurate with the requirements of this position.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Recruitment will remain open until the position is filled.
SALARY & BENEFITS: Open with a competitive benefits package
TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to:
Michael Belfiore Director, Athletics
Westchester Community College Athletics Building 75 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595
Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning. Westchester Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: A. Baccalaureate degree required; Master’s Degree preferred B. Minimum of three or more years administrative and coaching experience at a community College or four-year institution; C. Working knowledge of NJCAA, Federal, Divisional, and College athletic regulations; D. Supervisory and administrative experience; E. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Effective communication skills required.
Westchester Community College has grown to become more than just the county’s largest educational institution. It is a true community unto itself, reflecting the cultural and economic diversity of the area. The institution is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors. It is a showcase for the best of... Westchester.
Westchester Community College has always been about accessibility, but no more so than in the past several years. The college’s extraordinary role in providing affordable, quality education to the community dates back to 1946 when Westchester Community College first opened its doors on a small urban site in White Plains. Several years later, the main campus moved to its current location; a vast 218-acre location in Valhalla, where new buildings boasting state-of-the-art facilities dot the vibrant green expanse of the grounds. Each year, approximately 24,000 students come to the college to prepare for new careers, to improve their lives, to have fun, and to reach for their dreams. Many of them attend courses at this main campus with its state-of-the-art library, a bookstore, and astounding technological resources including thousands of computers at our various locations. But in addition to the main campus, the most visible sign of our link to the community, has been our unprecedented off-campus expansion. We opened full extension sites in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, and Ossining, while doubling the size of our Peekskill Center. A true community college not only offers courses, but it becomes a real part of the community. We can think of no better way to illustrate this commitment than through our expansion into the areas where you live.