Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.
Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is located in the heart of vibrant Harford County, Maryland, and conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 70 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.
The College is seeking a compassionate, bright, innovative and committed leader committed to continuous improvement and supporting students in achieving their goals. The Athletics Director oversees a program of 13 men's and women's teams with participation by approximately 200 students, 19 staff and head coaches, and support personnel. HCC is a member of the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (MD JUCO), National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Region 20 of the NJCAA.
The Director is responsible for implementing and executing a vision for the College’s Athletic program for inclusion in the college’s new strategic plan; expanding its fundraising, marketing, media and community relations while effectively managing the program’s budget and finances. Further, the Director will also have oversight of athletics compliance and reporting, including Title IX compliance for athletic programs, and athletics facilities including the APGFCU Arena, Harford Sports Complex and the Harford Stadium.
Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- oversees the academic success programs and services for student-athletes;
- manages and coordinates overall athletic public relations and marketing efforts, including broadcasting and licensing;
- oversees the College's athletic facilities usage, both internally and by outside organizations, including adult community league rentals, Harford County Public Schools usage and other rental utilization, and handles contracted services involving athletic facilities and operations;
- ensures prudent usage of HCC athletic facilities to promote the college within the community and to various constituents;
- serves as the liaison to the use of athletic spaces to credit and non-credit course offerings;
- oversees and supervises athletic department personnel including conducting performance reviews, recruitment and hiring, including supervision of head coaches;
- in collaboration with the Facilities Department and Executive Leadership, serves as the coordinator for major facility initiatives, including expansion and renovation of current facilities;
- handles decisions on major facility and equipment purchases for the athletic department;
- attends and represents HCC Athletics to external groups, including NJCAA, Region 20 and other conferences'
- oversees partnerships with community businesses and groups, ensuring sponsorship and alumni/development opportunities.
The Athletics Director is an exempt, administrator position reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness.
Salary is commensurate with education, licensure, and experience.
A master's degree in Sports Administration, Higher Education Administration, Education or a related field and a minimum of five to seven years of relevant senior-level athletic administration and management are required; NJCAA experience is preferred.
The Athletics Director must demonstrate a proven commitment to student success and development, both academically and athletically, and dedication to working collaboratively with other College departments and divisions to ensure that student-athletes are successfully integrated into the vibrant life of the campus community
Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including, but not limited to::
proven fiscal skills, including experience in budgeting and fiscal management and the ability to adhere to all finance and budget policies and procedures;
proven experience and success in fundraising and donor relations;
commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards;
expertise in compliance with NJCAA regulations and Title IX ensuring equity of department staffing, funding and operations;
ability to manage the administrative team, with an emphasis on setting strategy, identifying team-wide process improvement and leading projects, including knowledge of human resources best practices and experience with supervision and performance evaluation of staff;
familiarity with a Student Information System, Banner preferred;
experience with scheduling of athletic competitions, including regional and national levels;
demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion;
proven leadership skills, collaborative management approach and superior relationship-building skills;
excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written, with personnel and all constituents, both internal and external;
excellent presentation skills;
commitment to professional development and mentoring of staff and other athletic personnel;
ability to work collaboratively with key college departments on the review and negotiation of contracts for vendor agreements, as well as maintain effective working relationships with vendors;
experience managing overall athletic public relations and marketing efforts, including broadcasting and licensing, as well as its accompanying retail sales initiatives.
Experience with strategic planning and familiarity with program evaluation and assessment preferred. Some evening and weekend hours will be required.
Additional Salary Information: HCC offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes health, dental and vision plans, generous paid time off, and retirement saving plans.
Internal Number: 112-2018
About Harford Community College
Harford Community College is a Division I member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference. The College's intercollegiate athletics program is dedicated to the continued development of skill and sportsmanship in all students through a focus on academic and personal success of our student athletes. Many students continue their athletic careers as valued players on four-year college and university teams. The intercollegiate athletics program includes 13 teams for men and women students under the direction of a well-trained, experienced athletics director, professional staff, and coaches.