The Athletics Department at Saint John's University invite applicants for the full-time, benefit eligible position of Assistant Athletic Director for Events & Facilities/Club Sports Commissioner.
Under the direction of the Athletic Director (AD), the Assistant Athletic Director for Events & Facilities/Club Sports Commissioner is a critical role in the leadership structure of the Saint John’s University athletic department. The Assistant Athletic Director for Events & Facilities/Club Sports Commissioner will manage, schedule, staff, and oversee all the Saint John’s University athletic venues and facilities. In addition, this position assists in the development, direction, and scheduling of Club Sports on behalf of Saint John’s University.
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University believe that an excellent liberal arts education requires an understanding and appreciation of cultural difference and that everyone deserves to feel safe and morally valued. To that end, we will challenge our own practices and systems. Our commitment to an inclusive environment will be incorporated into all decision-making processes. We dedicate ourselves to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. For further information regarding CSB and SJU, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about.
CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.
ASSISTANT AD/ATHLETIC FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (70%)
Manage a successful, results oriented program. Manage all SJU athletic facilities, including scheduling, staffing, and safety oversight of venues. This includes: the Palestra, Sexton Arena, the Spectrum, the wrestling room, the Palestra pool, beach and climbing wall, Clemens’ Field and Stadium, Haws Field for soccer and Becker Park for baseball, the indoor and outdoor track and field areas, the outdoor hockey rink, outdoor sand volleyball pits, Gagliardi Field and the Skalicky Dome, and any future expansion to the athletic facilities.
Provide a great and inclusive co-curricular experience for our student athletes that reflects positively on St. John’s University.
Hire, manage and develop student events staff and summer lifeguards for pool and beach. Hire qualified interns to assist in scheduling, rental, supervision of student staff, and supervision of all facilities.
Develop constructive and beneficial training sessions.
Support and mentor student athletes and employees.
Annually assess the student employees and overall program through an established formal process.
Oversee all Saint John’s University on-campus home game-day venues, including set–up and takedown of bleachers, fencing, P.A. systems, scoreboard systems, etc. Staff and train game-day security staff, ushers, field security, etc.
Contact Visiting teams and officials in advance of their arrival on campus. Meet them when they arrive and escort them to locker rooms, fields, courts, etc.
Coordinate and supervise concession sales for basketball, wrestling and special events.
Coordinate with Physical Plant to oversee set up and take down of the seasonal Skalicky Dome.
Work with Sports Marketing Director to implement in-game promotions.
Monitor the condition of the facilities and communicate regularly with housekeeping, physical plant and life safety departments on repairs, maintenance or any other issues affecting facilities.
Manage scheduling of events in accordance with facilities agreements, prioritizing as follows: SJU varsity sports; CSB varsity sports tied to facilities agreements; intramurals and club sports; outside groups including CSB sports not tied to the facilities agreements.
Develop communications and ensure timely delivery of communications to the campus communities.
Rent athletic facilities. Sell open times, schedule, and staff rentals, obtain required contracts and documentation, and invoice rentals in accordance with SJU Business Office protocols.
Schedule biweekly meetings with AD. Prepare agenda to discuss updates, challenges, and opportunities.
Commitment to learn and be knowledgeable with the institution, MIAC and NCAA DIII rules and regulations set forth by these associations.
CLUB SPORTS COMMISSIONER 30%
As Club Sports Commissioner, oversee all SJU competitive athletic club sports, and all joint CSB/SJU competitive athletic club sports housed at Saint John’s.
Work with club advisors/presidents, varsity coaches and the facility calendar to schedule facility use for practice times and game days.
Work to develop stronger Club Sports programs in general and collaborate with the Admissions Office to recruit students who are interested in club sports participation.
Manage the appointments of club sport coaches in consultation with the Athletic Director and Human Resources.
Oversee club needs and assist with club sports budget oversight.
Hire and mentor student staff with posted hours to meet club needs.
Ensure the eligibility of club student-athletes.
Collaborate with appropriate offices and media to promote and highlight club sports and our student athletes to alumni, recruits and fans.
Additional administrative duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Experience in athletics, athletic marketing, administration, and event management is preferred.
An understanding of basic accounting principles and budget experience is preferred.
Ability to perform basic repair, such as changing basketball nets, repairing rims, field-grooming machinery, etc.
Ability to supervise and lead student crews.
An understanding and appreciation for the character and success of the Saint John’s University Athletic Department and its programs.
Understanding of NCAA Division III athletics and the importance of athletics to the educational process and to Saint John’s University.
Ability to act as a liaison between current and prospective members of the J-Club, current sponsors, and the Saint John’s University Athletic Department.
Ability to interact professionally and personally with all constituent groups: students, department members, monastic community, faculty, administration, parents, alumni, media, counterparts from other colleges and universities, MIAC and NCAA officials.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal relations skills to build positive working relationships with internal and external clientele.
Strong organizational and leadership skills.
Self-motivated and results oriented. Ability to work with minimal direct supervision and take initiative in the completion of work assignments within required timelines.
A valid driver's license is required (a driver's license check will be conducted). Ability to drive a college vehicle which includes the completion of defensive driving program.
A willingness to work nights and weekends.
Physical Requirements: Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. Position will involve mobility within campus facilities and various sites including outdoor competition locations.
Travel Requirements: Some overnight travel for conventions, meets and tournaments.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), a liberal arts college for men, are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campuses are minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some CSB/SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities. CSB and SJU are Catholic colleges in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The schools are dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at CSB/SJU. We welcome faculty who devote themselves with passion and integrity to their disciplines and to a transformative ed...ucation of their students. With a total enrollment of approximately 3600 students, faculty members develop relationships with students in small classroom settings and have opportunities to work closely with students on research projects, experiential learning experiences, and study abroad programs. Recent initiatives to create a dynamic general education curriculum and to develop plans for a new teaching and learning center demonstrate strong institutional support for faculty development. CSB and SJU offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.