Directs/manages overall daily operations of the Athletic Department with an emphasis on direct management of soccer programs. Responsible for overseeing the planning, implementation and evaluation of a broad range of athletic programs and activities; providing leadership to and supervision of employees and volunteer staff. Oversees the concession stand and all athletic rentals. Responsible for development and implementation of new sports initiatives.
Develop new programs to expand the BGC footprint in Kenosha and surrounding communities.
Enhance current customer service goals and objectives throughout the department. Focus on serving current customer base while expanding a growing cliental both locally and regionally.
Plan, develop, implement and evaluate the Athletic Department’s overall programs, services, and activities to ensure they meet stated objectives, customers’ needs and interests.
Establish annual participation goals for each sport.
Oversee proper record keeping and reporting including activities, events, breakdowns of participation figures, notable achievement, cash reconciliation, and any incidents.
Marketing and Public Relations
Enhance current marketing efforts within the department. This will include but not be limited to social media, website, internal/external initiatives and creation of PR materials.
Develop strategies to increase visibility of Club programs, services and activities to the community.
Program Development and Implementation
Responsible for direct management of soccer program and supervision of staff responsible for other traditional sports including, football, basketball, baseball, and softball leagues. This will include oversight of the development, overall daily operations, and expansion of youth athletic programs including scheduling, recruiting volunteers, and registration.
Ensure day to day tasks and responsibilities are managed for each program.
Responsible for the implementation of new program development for youth, young adults, and adults.
Provide training for staff and volunteers on coaching skills and on and off field behavior expectations for players and spectators.
Responsible for growth and oversight of all rentals in the athletic field and Fieldhouse.
Directly supervise, recruit, train and evaluate Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Program Coordinator coaches, officials, score keepers, building supervisors and volunteers.
Responsible for budget preparation, control, and management.
Ensure administrative and operational systems are in place to maintain the operation of the physical properties and equipment of the fields and gyms, including use of facilities by outside groups.
Secure sponsorships for major sports programs.
Approve all purchases of supplies and equipment while adhering to budget.
Develop and maintain positive partnerships with parents, community leaders, and community based athletic organizations.
Enhance current strategic partnerships within the community. Grow the number of strategic partnerships both locally and regionally to ensure the ability to market, expand and execute current and future programing. These partners would include but are not limited to sponsors, corporate community partners, sports organizations and school based programing.
Develop and maintain excellent relationships and communication with higher education athletic personnel.
Develop working relationships with athletic personnel and principals in local community schools.
Attend required BGC and athletic trainings and meetings.
Submit required reports and documentation as requested.
Manage or participate in special BGC programs, events.
Consult with parents concerning member issues.
Ensure a team based work environment by communicating effectively and positively with supervisors, co-workers and volunteers. Make recommendations regarding member’s needs, program ideas, and facility needs. Maintain close, daily contact with Club professional staff, program staff, and train staff on organizational mission, program objectives and standards.
Maintain contact with external community groups, schools, participants, parents and others to assist in resolving problems and to publicize the Club.
Four-year degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent experience.
A minimum of two years’ experience in a Boys & Girls Club or similar organization planning and supervising athletic activities based on the needs of customers.
Solid understanding of traditional athletic sports including rules, training, staffing, and equipment needs.
Demonstrate ability in personnel supervision, facilities management, and the recruitment and retention of key personnel.
Ability to effectively operate a computer and programs used by the Club.
Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
Demonstrated ability to work with youth, parents, and community leaders.
Drivers’ License, good driving record, and personal liability insurance required.
CPR and First Aid Certification.
Ability to walk, stand, sit and climb stairs.
Possess an adequate level of manual dexterity and sense of balance.
Possess good near distance acuity (20 feet or less), far distance acuity (more than 20 feet), three dimensional depth perception and color distinction.
Ability to tolerate environmental conditions: air conditioning, heat, dust fumes, noise, close quarters, etc.
Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.