Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop a long-term strategic plan and vision for the Department of Athletics. The long-term plan will include all aspects of the athletic department such as academic achievement, capital expansion, staffing, budget appropriations, facilities, media and market exposure.
- Provide administrative direction and oversight for all intercollegiate athletic programs and activities, including appropriate administrative and organizational structures to support University goals and objectives.
- Establish a culture of engagement, especially in regard to alumni and internal staff. A successful candidate must be able to build and inspire groups to work collaboratively towards a shared and well communicated goal.
- Supervise full- and part-time athletics staff, including coaches, in areas of hiring, mentoring, evaluating, disciplining, or separation decisions.
- Ensure budgetary and fiscal accountability of the Department of Athletics in order to adhere to a balanced budget through enhancing revenue generation and monitoring spending.
- Ensure that all student-athletes have a positive experience at Loyola University Maryland and provide the necessary support for coaches, administrators and student-athletes to enable all students to make progress towards, and earn completion of, a degree. Maintain Loyola’s high standards for degree completion and academic progress rates.
- Provide equality of opportunity in men’s and women’s athletics.
- Establish policies and procedures to ensure compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association, Patriot League (and any other current/future relevant league/conference affiliations) and Loyola University Maryland rules and regulations and be held accountable for department-wide compliance.
- Provide departmental leadership in encouraging athletics personnel, including coaches, to work collaboratively with the University’s advancement personnel to support and participate in fund-raising activities for the University and its athletics program including the identification and solicitation of individuals, corporations and sponsors for annual giving, endowment, scholarship and major gift support.
- Communicate effectively and consistently with all constituencies, especially in regard to leading the coaching and athletic administration staffs.
- Work collaboratively with the University’s marketing and communications office in developing and executing a plan for marketing the athletics programs internally and externally, specifically enhancing exposure and awareness; fan attendance; and revenues for the department.
- Represent Loyola University Maryland as its primary spokesperson for the intercollegiate athletics program. Responsible for public relations with faculty, staff, students, alumni, media and the general public. Included are local, regional and national speaking engagements.
- Adhere to and promulgate a culture of sportsmanship, professionalism and respect.
- A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred,
- Excellent communication skills and experience in building and maintaining collaborative relationships across a wide and varied range of constituents including alumni, fans, media, donors, students, faculty, staff and friends of the University.
- Proven success in fund raising, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
- Demonstrate an appreciation for Loyola’s Catholic, Jesuit identity and its culture.
- Commitment to a competitive intercollegiate athletics program in the context of an academically rigorous collegiate environment.
Loyola University Maryland invites letters of nomination, applications, or expressions of interest for the position of Assistant Vice President and Director of Athletics to be submitted directly to the firm assisting the University. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted at Parker Executive Search’s website by May 1, 2017. For additional information please contact:
Daniel Parker, Vice President and Managing Director
Jaleesa Rhoden, Associate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayden Garrett, Associate: email@example.com
Parker Executive Search
770-804-1996 ext. 122
Loyola University Maryland strongly values the benefits that diversity brings to the workplace. In accord with its Ignatian values, the University is committed to creating and promoting a community that recognizes the inherent value and dignity of each person. Loyola University Maryland does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status or any other legally protected classification. The University recruits, hires, and promotes in accord with this policy and its Core Values.