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The Christian Center

Athletic Director

The Christian Center
Peoria, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 06/09/2006
Categories: Missions
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Athletic Director
Job Description
Updated 3/07/06

Reports to: Managing Director
Direct Subordinates: Any paid athletic staff, umpires, referees, and volunteer staff.
Working relationships: The Athletic Director works closely with the Administrative Assistant and Managing Director to accomplish the goals of the Athletic Department.

Position Purpose:
The purpose of The Athletic Director is to develop, enhance, and oversee the sports ministries of The Christian Center. The Athletic Director will: work within the framework of the Constitution, support the policies set forth by the board of directors, maintain a close working relationship with the Managing Director. The Athletic Director is responsible for projecting a positive, supportive, and Christ-like image through oral and written communication skills. The Athletic Director must possess good decision making abilities, maintain flexibility in fast-paced environment, and work independently with limited supervision.

Specific duties & responsibilities:
Program execution
Hire, train, and schedule athletic/recreation staff and volunteers
Maintain, purchase, inventory, catalog, and store all athletic equipment and uniforms
Plan awards day programs for each sport
Maintain and keep in good condition all Christian Center athletic facilities and athletic grounds
Maintain a safe environment - equipment and playing surfaces
Work with office staff to maintain and update a database of all program participants
Regularly contribute photographs and information to the newsletter
Develop a yearly budget and submit short and long term goals
Interview all new coaches and submit names to the Director for review
Conduct a season end program evaluation and coaches questionnaire
Plan preseason and postseason player skill evaluations for each sport
Submit a written weekly report to the Managing Director

Program Development
Design programs/clinics to increase the training of basic sports skills of the players, coaches, and umpires
Constantly review make changes to game/practice rules for all sports when necessary
Develop an Athletic Committee to: help with game day operations, organize teams, conduct player skill evaluations, obtain sponsorships, help with fundraisers, and give vision & guidance to the program
Design and implement a volunteer coaches training program
Attend annual training in first aid response care
Develop a thank you program for all coaches and volunteers
Develop a program to spiritually mentor coaches
Develop a program to spiritually mentor participants who show a new spiritual awareness

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Public Relations
Maintain a good working relationship with the managers of the facilities The Center uses for athletic programming
Work with the Development Director to obtain and create sponsorship opportunities
Concentrate on public relations with program participants, families, sponsors, and the community
Speak at local churches and service organizations
Maintain a systematic contact program with athletic sponsors and donors

Work Schedule
The Athletic Director will work regular and varied hours with a minimum of 40 hours to be performed and additional hours when needed. No athletic events are scheduled on Wednesday evenings (after 5:00 pm) or on Sundays. Saturdays are usually very busy athletic event days - thus the Athletic Director will need to work most Saturdays. Flex-time is available.

- Mature believer in Jesus Christ
-Committed to Christian service with a passionate desire to fulfill the mission of The Christian Center
-Strong people skills
-Ability to enlist the assistance of volunteers for special programs/projects
-Self-starter, motivated by challenges, and rewarded by achieving goals and objectives; ability to motivate others
-Athletic background - played and or coached various sports; a strong love of sports
- Well organized, attentive to details, with a professional demeanor