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Director of Athletics and Recreation
Saint Mary's College of California

  • Apr. 17, 2017
  • Director of Athletics and Recreation
  • N/A
  • Saint Mary's College of California
    Moraga, CA
    United States
  • 5/11/2017
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Athletics
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Director of Athletics and Recreation

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2015-1601290

Location: CA 94556, CA


Closing: 5/11/2017 11:59 PM Pacific


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

About Saint Mary's College Athletics and Recreation:
The Department of Athletics and Recreation sponsors 17 NCAA Division I varsity sports with nearly 350 student-athletes that compete in the West Coast Conference. In the past decade, the Gaels boast 17 NCAA tournament appearances and 12 West Coast Conference championships. This includes the men's basketball team advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2010, men's soccer to the NCAA quarterfinals in 2011, and the men's golf team's qualification to the NCAA Championship in 2008 and 2013. The Gaels annually rank among the leaders in the West Coast Conference Commissioner's Cup, including a second-place finish in 2016. Gael student-athletes recorded a 93 percent Graduation Success Rate in 2016, the second highest among all NCAA Division I institutions located in California. The West Coast Conference recognized 45 Gael student-athletes for earning all-academic honors in 2016.

The Department also provides a comprehensive Campus Recreation program for all students. This includes the state of the art Joseph L. Alioto Recreation Center which opened its doors in 2014. Popular Campus Recreation programs include, intramural sports, fitness services, and aquatics. Campus Recreation also offers 12 club sport teams, including a nationally recognized men's rugby team. Currently, 320 students participate in club sports.


Saint Mary's College of California seeks an experienced and knowledgeable leader to direct a comprehensive NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic program. Candidates should possess a strong commitment to both academic and competitive excellence for more than 350 student-athletes. Candidates must have a proven track record of successful management and leadership in athletics administration, as well as strong interpersonal communication skills. The candidate must have the ability to work with diverse populations of students, staff, faculty, and the public and possess a clear understanding of the role of athletics in supporting the College's mission.

Additionally, the Director oversees personnel, financial operations, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, media relations, athletic facilities, campus recreation programs, and all other duties assigned by the College President. The Director also must ensure strict compliance with regulations governing intercollegiate athletics and all applicable College guidelines. The Director reports to the College President. Recently, the College completed a five-year Athletic Strategic Plan, that details several goals to be implemented by the Director.

Related Duties:
  • Know, recognize, and comply with the laws, policies, rules, and regulations governing the College and its employees, and the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (including, but not limited to, NCAA Bylaw, Article 11 and its requirement to report all athletically-related income and benefits from sources outside of the College to the President) and of the West Coast Conference as now constituted or as may be amended in the future. Supervise and ensure that any assistants and any other employees and/or volunteers for whom you are administratively responsible comply with the aforesaid policies, rules, and regulations. Immediately advise the Director of Athletics for Media Relations if you have reasonable cause to believe violations, whether by employees or students, have occurred or will occur.
  • Lead and manage an administrative team and coaching staff, including the recruitment and hiring of qualified personnel, evaluation of staff and coaching performance, and professional development
  • Promote and foster the education, development, and overall experience of student-athletes
  • Provide budget oversight
  • Work with athletics development team to cultivate and develop external constituency relationships that will lead to growth of athletics funding
  • Negotiate, develop and manage contracts for commercial relationships
  • Manage and provide oversight of athletics facilities
  • Ensure compliance with NCAA, West Coast Conference, and institutional bylaws and policies
  • Represent the College ethically and professionally to achieve positive relationships with students, staff, faculty, media, alumni, and local, state, and national communities.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Ability to strategically plan for the future
  • Ability to provide an environment in which the education, welfare and graduation of the student-athlete is a priority
  • Ability to lead equal opportunity efforts in a complex organization, and in fostering a workplace free from discrimination and bias
  • Experience managing coaches and senior staff
  • Demonstrated experience in responsible fiscal management
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising and development
  • Experience and success as an athletics administrator at a NCAA Division I university
  • Desire and ability to work well with the College community, including students, staff, faculty, and external constituents
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Personal and professional integrity
  • Bachelor's degree

Supplemental Information:

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at     
  • Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College
  • A resume
  • The name and contact information for three (3) professional references. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.


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