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CUNY Director of Student Athletics -- York College/CUNY in Queens, New York

Job Title: Director of Student Athletics -- York College/CUNY

Job ID: 21287

Location: York College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Reporting to the Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Affairs, the Student Athletics Director is responsible for providing administrative oversight for the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics, which includes administering all of the facilities, athletic teams and fiscal operations. In addition, the Director is responsible for ensuring the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics is in full compliance with NCAA Division III rules, policies and regulations as well as The City University of New York Athletics Conference (CUNYAC). The Director is also responsible for implementing a holistic athletics program that is consistent with the institution's missions and values.


Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience required. In addition, the following qualifications will be highly preferred:

A Master’s degree in related field (Athletic Administration, Sports Management, Higher Education Administration, or related program). Five (5) years of progressive experience in athletic administration, staff supervision and facility management is highly preferred (preferably in a college or university setting).

Experience with aquatic operations desired. Evidence of successful implementation of intercollegiate and student recreational programs for a diverse student population required. Knowledge of best practices in athletics and recreational programs with an emphasis on research, assessment, and data-informed decision-making. Must possess strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, with attention to detail and proven leadership experience. Ability to work evening hours and weekends.

The Student Athletics Director should be a dynamic individual who can work independently and under general supervision to provide courteous and accurate customer service to all students, visitors and campus community. The successful candidate should be or have been involved in professional associations; be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, managing social media, and designing promotional and informational materials. They should have a proven ability to lead, motivate, and provide supervision, strong administrative leadership, and serve as an advocate for the needs of the athletics and recreational programs, including protected categories (including sexual orientation or gender identity).


Provides administrative direction and oversight for intercollegiate, intramural and recreational athletics staff, programs, facilities and activities.

  • Provides oversight for all athletics programs, facilities, and equipment

  • Ensures compliance with federal, divisional and university athletics regulations

  • Administers departmental funds and accounts in a fiscally responsible manner

  • Collaborates with other College departments on recruiting and retaining student athletes

  • Collaborates with College communications professionals and the media on publicity and reporting of athletic events and results

  • Manages full- and part-time athletics staff

  • Plans, implements, and promotes intercollegiate, intramural, and recreational athletic programs including varsity sports, intramural program, a range of credit and non-credit recreational programs

  • Establish and maintain appropriate policies and standards for teams and recreational groups

  • Collect and analyze departmental statistics and data and prepare and distribute reports as appropriate

  • Performs related duties as assigned

Job Title Name: Student Athletics Director


Higher Education Officer




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


In order to be considered for this position, applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (email and telephone). Please upload all materials as ONE DOCUMENT in doc, pdf, or rtf format.

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York College/CUNY is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA Employer.


March 2, 2020


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.