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Requisition Details

Position Information

Position Title Athletic Director
How many positions are you recruiting for? 1
Campus Mission College

Position Summary Information

Definition

Mission College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking a talented and dynamic leader to fill the position of Athletic Director. The Athletic Director will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the activities of the athletics program within the student services division, including athletics courses and intercollegiate sports; to coordinate athletic activities with other district departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Vice President, Student Services.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the various needs of our athletic programs and a culturally diverse student-athlete population are encouraged to apply.

Assignment

100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of April 9, 2018. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This position is a Classified Administrator and part of the Administrative employee unit.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $122,215–$130,161 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 22, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalPERS retirement.
Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

AND

2. Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in athletic/sports management, physical education, or a related field.

AND

3. Five years of increasingly responsible experience in college athletic programs, including two years of administrative and management responsibility.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strong commitment to inclusion and diversity including but not limited to differences in ethnicity, national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification and abilities.
  • Understanding of the dynamics and trends in intercollegiate athletics in general and California Community College Athletics in particular.
  • Prior intercollegiate athletic leadership including supervision of coaching and professional staff.
  • Athletic recruiting and outreach experience.
  • Fundraising experience.
  • Extent of involvement in community organizations and activities.
  • Successful coaching experience at the high school, community college or university level.
  • Knowledge of safety issues related to physical education, competitive sports, equipment and facilities.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, financial management, oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of the college mission/vision and strategic goals.
  • Ability to contribute to the institutional vitality and growth.
  • Ability to direct and supervise the work of others and to maintain effective and cooperative working relationships.
Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of physical education and competitive athletic programs.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, state and federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Modern office practices, methods and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of participatory governance and effective practices of adult teaching and learning.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.

Ability to:

  • Organize and direct the athletic operations at a community college.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve program related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Interpret and apply district, division and program policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate staff.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and collaborative working relationships with others.
  • Work beyond normal business hours, attend evening meetings and/or perform weekend work and travel.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and implement program goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Plan, organize, and direct athletic activities including athletics courses, coach assignments, intercollegiate competitions, athletic training, and sports medicine.
  • Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the athletics work plan; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Prepare the athletics program budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
  • Recommend the appointment of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the program.
  • Develop and enforce protocols to assure compliance with pertinent federal, state, district, and athletic commission standards and regulations.
  • Collaborate with Kinesiology program staff and Office of Instruction
  • Manage intercollegiate competitions and practices; assure athletic eligibility of students.
  • Represent the program and division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Coordinate facilities usage between Kinesiology, Athletics and outside groups in collaboration with Administrative Services
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Working Conditions

Not applicable

Other Duties
Physical Demands

Not applicable

Applicant Information

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2653 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: Jobs@wvm.edu

Selection Process

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FY17/18-752FT
Open Date 12/14/2017
Close Date 02/01/2018
Open Until Filled No

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * If you are offered the AD position, what three things would you focus on as you transition into your new role and why?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How would you address outreach/recruitment efforts to attract athletes and increase athletics participation at Mission College?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What does “Student Athlete” mean to you?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * The West Valley-Mission Community College District is committed to maintaining a workforce that demonstrates an understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for, the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff. Please respond to West Valley-Mission Community College District’s commitment as outlined above and explain how your life experiences, studies or work have influenced your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts
  2. Other Related Licenses or Certificates