Director of Athletics
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision. Rhodes College invites applications for the Director of Athletics. The college is seeking candidates with outstanding leadership skills and who can provide vision for a productive and satisfying student experience in varsity and recreational sports. A successful candidate will ensure and maintain a respectful, supportive environment conducive to the student's academic and personal development. Duties will include: Hire, train and supervise coaches and staff in Athletics. Promote a culture of sportsmanship among coaches and students. Coordinate with Admission regarding athletic recruitment to be consistent with the mission of the College. Ensure compliance with regulations, including NCAA, Southern Athletic Association (SAA) and Title IX rules and regulations. Develop and manage all departmental budgets. Collaborate with Development regarding fundraising to be consistent with the college's goals. Demonstrate a continued commitment to meaningful collaboration, diversity and the ability to think creatively to ensure that the purpose of the intercollegiate athletics programs remains consistent with the mission of the College. This is a full-time 12 month position.Bachelor's degree required. Master's in Education Administration or Business Administration preferred. Experience as Director of Athletics at the high school level or administrative experience at the college level is essential. Must collaborate and communicate effectively with all types of people, and establish and maintain a strong working relationship with students, parents, alumni, faculty, staff and other college personnel. Must have knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and fully support the goals and philosophy of Division III athletics. This position requires a valid driver's license, good driving record, and must be insurable by the College's insurance carrier.Please visit jobs.rhodes.edu to apply online. A complete application includes a cover letter, a resume and the names of three references. Rhodes offers an excellent benefits package and a great working environment. We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity as one of its core values (http://www.rhodes.edu/collegehandbook/10309.asp).