Director-Athletics and Wellness - Bunker Hill Community College in Boston Massachusetts

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Bunker Hill Community College

Boston, Massachusetts

United States


Detailed Job Description

Job Description:

Bunker Hill Community College, a vibrant and diverse higher education learning environment in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking a dynamic leader to assume the role of Director of Athletics and Wellness. This full-time position reports to the Chief Student Affairs Officer/Dean of Students and directly supervises the Fitness Center Manager, Administrative Assistant, and 6 part-time head coaches. This position requires strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. The successful candidate will be well-organized with financial planning and management skills and will directly supervise all compliance processes to adhere to NJCAA rules and regulations, in a manner consistent with the high ethical standards of the College.

Student Academic Success

  • Understand and foster student-athlete academic success by ensuring that all athletes receive appropriate and timely support, resources and referrals for personal, academic and success services
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity including but not limited to differences in ethnicity, national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification and abilities


  • Recruit, appoint, orient, supervise and evaluate contract coaching staff and athletic support staff
  • Create and implement an annual coaching workshop reviewing College policies, resources, and compliance requirements
  • Directly supervise fulltime Fitness Manager and Administrative Assistant
  • Hire and supervise all Athletic support professionals such as referees, line judges, score keepers, statisticians, and announcers
  • Provide leadership, organization, training for staff in order to attain optimal operational, academic, fiscal and athletic performance


  • Supervise all administrative, operational and business functions of the Department in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the College
  • Cultivate and enhance relationships both on campus and in the community to support and represent the mission of the College and the Department of Athletics and Wellness
  • Supervise scheduling for all intercollegiate athletic events and facilities
  • Direct athletic program expansion in Wellness Education and Intramural Sports
  • Provide home game coverage for all sports
  •  Assure all athletic events are organized in a professional manner that adheres to all health, safety, NJCAA and best practices in the field of Higher Education Community College Athletics
  • Serve as a liaison to the Office of Enrollment Management for all Athletics
  • Co-organize recruitment plans with Enrollment Management and Coaching Staff
  • Be an active member of the Division of Student Affairs and the College by participating in staff meetings, trainings, retreats and professional development opportunities

Fiscal Management

  • Identify and prioritize the Department's funding requirements and administer the annual operating budget
  • Direct the purchase, maintenance and inventory of athletic gear and equipment

NJCAA Eligibility

  • Maintain athletic records and data for athletic teams to meet NJCAA compliance
  • Oversee compliance with all College, NJCAA and Conference rules and regulations
  • Work collaboratively with Academic Advisors in Life Map to facilitate academic support, registration and educational plans for each athlete
  • Work with the registrar and advisors to monitor course load of each athlete
  • Responsible for NJCAA eligibility compliance by preparing student-athlete eligibility paperwork for each sport in accordance with internal expectations and timelines
  • Attend NJCAA Compliance Seminar at least once every three years and review updates from NJCAA each semester
  • Abide by all NJCAA guidelines


  • Master's degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs, Sports and Athletic Administration or related field
  • At least five years of professional Higher Education or High School Athletic Administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge of athletic sporting programs with respect to planning, equipment, compliance issues, and facility needs
  • Commitment to the philosophy of Division III Athletics at a large urban Community College
  • Proven ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal communications required
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends
  • Exceptional collaborative leadership skills to work with multiple departments throughout the college to ensure the success of student athletes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience at the Community College NJCAA Division III level and those with a demonstrated affiliation, experience and active engagement with professional organizations appropriate to the institution and position
  • Understanding of the dynamics and trends in intercollegiate athletics in general and NJCAA Division III in particular
  • Prior intercollegiate athletic leadership including supervision of coaching and professional staff

Bunker Hill Community College is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, Massachusetts, in nearby Chelsea, Massachusetts, and at three satellite locations in the Greater Boston area. Recently re-certified as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges. Founded in 1973, BHCC is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. The College offers more than 100 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than 50 percent are women.

We are looking for individuals aligned with our institutional values of access and success, excellence and innovation, economic and social justice, inclusiveness and equity, civic engagement and service, kindness and respect, and accountability and transparency. Individuals with a dedication to a dynamic educational environment, investment in the social and economic well-being of all, and belief in student-centered learning in an engaging, supportive environment are sought to fill the following position.

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Additional Information

Salary Range: $70,000.00-$75,000.00

Review Date:  To ensure consideration, applications must be received by May 19, 2016.

Application Instructions

Submit Cover Letter and Resume Addressing the Required Qualifications to: Fax transcript files over 2 MB to (617)-228-3328.

Keyword Phrases

  • Athletics Department
  • Director-Athletics and Wellness
  • Achieving the Dream
  • Embrace Diversity
  • LifeMap
  • Athletic Department & Coaching
  • Health Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: High School
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter