Directs the operational, financial, and personnel activities of all athletic programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees all sports programs to include operating budgets, game day management, scholarship budgets, state and national rules, eligibility, events, fund raising activities, meetings with coaches, and conference meetings.
Works with Broncbuster Athletic Association and the community to raise funds for GCCC athletic programs.
Participate on college committees. Perform other duties as assigned.
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS: To establish and maintain a positive image throughout the college and the community; committed to the college mission and strategic priorities.
To provide the college with quality student-athletes and emphasize the importance of academics and receiving a degree.
To develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with the president, administration, faculty, athletic representatives, college staff, and students.
To maintain knowledge and compliance with National, State, and Institutional policies and procedures, rules, codes of conduct, and eligibility requirements.
Experience: Five years to ten years of similar or related experience.
Education: A Bachelor's degree required. A Master's degree preferred.
Interpersonal Skills: The ability to motivate or influence others is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy and trust. Obtaining cooperation (internally and/or externally) is an important part of the job and a high level of interpersonal skills is critical to the success of this position. Work frequently involves contacts requiring considerable discussion of problems, material presentations, and resolving issues impacting departments or divisions.
Other Skills: Master's Degree in recreation, physical education, administration or business preferred. Five years experience in teaching and coaching is required, along with four years business and/or athletic director experience. Two of the five years coaching experience must be in high school, NJCAA, or Division II college level or higher. Experience in academic discipline or higher education is desired. Previous experience in athletics with management and budgetary responsibilities necessary. Strong focus and background in fundraising and community relations. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. Ability to maintain confidential information in a professional manner is required. Must possess ability to deal with a wide variety of issues involving athletes, parents, and coaches concerns and ideas. Strong management and fiscal skills. Foster high standards of integrity. Provide visionary leadership and possess entrepreneurial skill set.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work is primarily sedentary, but may require minor physical exertion such as short periods of standing, walking over rough uneven surfaces, some recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities.
Work Environment: Conditions are generally those of a typical office environment, requiring frequent oral and online communication with coaches, staff, other AD's, and association officials, and the ability to enter data and written communications in electronic format in a timely manner. The position requires periodic travel, which may occasionally be under late night and poor weather conditions.
About Garden City Community College
The first four community colleges in Kansas were established in 1919, and GCCC is one of two from that group which still exist. It was created by county-wide election on April 1, 1919, and opened in September of the same year.
The present 14-building, 63-acre campus at 801 Campus Drive was designed between July, 1965 and January, 1966.
The Collins Technical Building was added in 1974, and a residential life addition was built in 1978. The Penka Building was added in 1986, when additions were completed to the Joyce, Collins and PE Buildings. Williams Stadium, a baseball facility, was also added. In January of 1996 a 15,000 sq. ft. $1.4 million technical teaching laboratory was completed so that GCCC could provide more training for workers in area and national industries. A three-building student apartment complex opened in 2002, and a 12,900 square-foot, two-level addition to the original student center was completed in 2003, with the entire structure renamed the Beth Tedrow Student Center.
The 19,260 square-foot, three-level, two-story Student and Community Services Center opened in August, 2006 and was dedicated in October of the same year. Attached to the original... Administration Building, the $3.12 million facility consolidated public and student services, provided an on-campus home for adult basic education, added a series of 21st Century classrooms and created a single point of assistance for most services GCCC provides.
GCCC owns more than 70 acres east of Campus Drive, which has been developed in a cooperative effort with the City of Garden City. Named Tangeman Fields in honor of Dr. James Tangeman, a former president, the property includes softball and baseball facilities. Also located there are the college's indoor baseball practice building, a football practice area, running track with public seating and soccer fields.