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Director of Athletics

Director of Athletics

Director of Athletics

Job ID: 271715

Location: GHC - Floyd Campus

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Georgia Highlands College is a multi-campus, state college member of the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1970 as Floyd Junior College, it now serves more than 6,000 students in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama across its five locations in Rome, Cartersville, Marietta, and Dallas. GHC currently offers over 30 areas of study with associate degree and bachelor's degree options both in the classroom and online.

We are a growing and progressive institution with opportunities for great employees to grow in a fast-paced and challenging work environment that encourages employee wellness and overall success. Our combined efforts at GHC have led to numerous awards, honors, and countless stories of success for students and employees. This includes our most recent honor of being recognized as one of the semifinalists for the 2023 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Job Summary

This position is the Athletics Director for Georgia Highlands College (GHC), a multi-site institution of the University System of Georgia (USG). Reporting to the President of the college, primary duties include the oversight, guidance, and supervision for all aspects of the athletic sports programs and facilities. The position develops a collaborative productive partnership between the Athletics Department and other college departments and enhances the public perception of the College and Chargers Athletics. The Athletic Director is responsible for administering all aspects of the program in accordance with USG policies and other regulatory programs.


• Is responsible to understand, support, and carry out the College mission, vision, and values and comply with mandates and regulations of government and accrediting bodies. Ensures compliance with Title IX regulations.

• Provides leadership for fundraising associated with the athletics department. Coordinates fundraising goals and initiatives and corporate sponsorships with the Office of Advancement. Markets athletics program and events across all GHC sites and to the community.

• Develops and implements programs to increase revenue sources that includes effective plans for marketing and promotions as well as fundraising and alumni relations engagements.

• Develops, initiates, and monitors plans, policies, procedures, and programs compliant with the College, state and federal law, and applicable athletic association(s).

• Manages all aspects of planning, supervision, staffing, delivery, and evaluation of the intercollegiate athletics program, ensuring compliance with league rules.

• Develops budget guidelines, approves budget appropriations, and monitors conformance to budget for the Athletics Department including supervision of funds used or collected by the department.

• Provides leadership in developing plans for facility improvements to meet the needs of the athletics program.

• Provides leadership, direction, and guidance to staff and student athletes.

• Establishes a comprehensive recruitment strategy and coordinates a development program for student athletes.

• Ensures all records are maintained in compliance with FERPA guidelines.

• Adheres to learning, sportsmanship, professionalism and respect at all levels. Performs duties consistent with GHC mission, goals, and values and maintains sensitivity, understanding, and respect in the academic environment inclusive of students, faculty and staff.

• Delivers quality customer services to constituents in a professional, helpful, and courteous manner.

• Performs related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

• Knowledge and level of competency associated with the completion of a baccalaureate in Physical Education, Sport Administration, Sport Management, or in a course of study closely related to the occupational field.

• Experience sufficient to execute the major duties of the position, usually associated with three (3) to five (5) years of experience as an athletic director on the National Collegiate Athletes Association (NCAA) level.

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience: Experience with athletic recruiting, monitoring academic success of student athletes, and collegiate level coaching at the NCAA Division I level.

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Required Documents to Attach

• Resume

• Cover Letter

• Transcripts

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge of and commitment to the contribution athletics makes to a college and to student athletes

• Knowledge of Title IX regulations

• Knowledge of FERPA guidelines

• Knowledge of psychology, sociology, and leadership theories in education

• Knowledge of fund-raising methods

• Knowledge of the application of technologies to athletic program management

Apply Before Date

Applications will be reviewed as received.

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Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Highlands College, as determined by Georgia Highlands College in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Highlands College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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