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Associate VP of Athletics

Website Seward County Community College

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Seward County Community College is a two-year institution offering 45 programs of study, including Adult Basic Education, certificate programs and Associate of Arts, Science, General Studies and Applied Sciences degrees. Ranked in the top 5% of more than 1,100 accredited community colleges in the U.S.  by the Aspen Institute, SCCC serves a student body of 2,500+ students ranging in age from 15 to 85, in a county with the highest foreign-born percentage population in the U.S., and a rural service area of about 50,997 in seven Southwest Kansas counties as well as neighboring counties in southeastern Colorado, the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles.


The role of Associate Vice President of Athletics (AVP) will also serve as the Athletic Director (AD). This role is to oversee and lead all athletic activities including revenue development, planning, fundraising, and budget development and management. The AVP serves as primary liaison to the Jayhawk conference and conference administrators. The AVP also organizes with coaches all competition schedules and provides coordination of athletic events. The AVP will also assure compliance with federal, NJCAA, college, and conference regulations.

The AVP will oversee recruitment, development, and retention of quality coaching and administrative talent. The AVP at Seward County Community College is responsible for promoting an environment that prioritizes our core values of inclusivity, innovation, diversity, and integrity. Furthermore, the AVP will promote sportsmanship, inclusive, and civility and reflect themselves as a visible role model for ethics and integrity; build key relationships and take an active role in the local and state-level athletic community. The Athletic Director organizes, administers, supervises, and evaluates the athletics Program. Reporting to the College President, this position serves as a representative to college committees and coordinates the department’s association across campus.


At least five (5) years of professional experience in sports administration and coaching including working familiarity with the rules and regulations of the NJCAA. A Master’s degree in physical education, sports administration, or related fields from an accredited college or university required. A Bachelor’s degree in related fields with experience will be considered. Experience in a higher education setting, particularly a community college, is preferred.

Essential Functions

    • Oversee, lead, and supervise all athletic activities through:
      • Develop and maintain athletic department operational budgets including recruiting, team and coaches travel, official’s pay, dues/memberships, and supplies/equipment within the colleges allotted budget.
      • Recommendations of employment and provides supervision of the athletic department head and assistant coaches, athletic trainer, sports information director, cheerleading/dances coaches, athletic department operations, and volunteer coaches.
      • Monitors travel including scheduling of vehicles for teams, coaches, SID, cheerleading and dance.
      • Oversees athletic events scheduling which includes athletic facilities.
      • Meet deadlines for varsity sports submission of statistics to the KJCCC and NJCAA.
      • Conduct monthly athletic department meeting for the purpose of communication and distribution of information pertinent to the college, KJCCC, Region VI, and NJCAA.
      • Mentor and provide positive direction to all members of the athletic department and student-athletes.
      • Actively involved with fundraising through the athletic programs, Development Foundation, and Saints Booster Club.
    • Provide support to SCCC by fundraising, collaborating with Development Foundation on all fundraising activities, secure sponsorships for game day activities, and any other opportunity to enrich the lives of student athletes.
    • Provide positive, cooperative, communication with all SCCC administration, faculty, staff, Development Foundation, Saints Booster Club, and the community: To act as the Saints Booster Club Treasurer as required by the NJCAA and be actively involved within the Saints Booster Club.
    • Attend KJCCC, Region VI meetings and NJCAA meetings when necessary:
      • Meet all KJCCC, Region VI, and NJCAA eligibility requirements and deadlines for all recognized varsity sports.
      • Submit end of semester/year academic results as required to the KJCCC and NJCAA.
      • Provide the Ethics in Athletic annual report.
    • Other duties as assigned, but not limited to:
      • Conduct the annual Athletic Department/Hall of Fame Banquet.
      • Maintain and supervise the annual Athletic Program brochure.
      • Speak at local, state, region, and national functions.
      • Maintain the reciprocal agreement with USD 480.
  • Maintain the summer agreement with the Liberal Bee Jays including the 4th of July Fireworks Event.


Competitive salary. Participation in college Flexible Benefits program which includes options for single and family health and dental coverage, optional insurances, and reimbursement accounts. Other benefits include: income protection insurance; matching annuity; SCCC tuition reimbursement for employee and dependents; annual and sick leave allowances and participation in social security (FICA) and state retirement programs (KPERS).


Salary Range:  Salary commensurate to education and experience

Position Status:  Full-time

Application Priority Deadline:  07/01/2024

Start Date:  ASAP


  • Successful applicant will be required to pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
  • Separate application required for additional or future openings.

Applications may be emailed to, faxed to 620-417-1124 or mailed.  Direct inquiries to Human Resources at 620-417-1123.

How to Apply   

To be considered, all of the following materials must be submitted to the address below:

  1. Completed and signed Seward County Community College application. Seward County Community College application
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Job-related resume including contact information for three professional references.
  4. Copies of transcripts from highest post-secondary institution (unofficial are accepted) and copies of any relevant certifications, if applicable.



**If employed, official transcripts will be required within 30 days.  (Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated to determine equivalency to U.S. standards).



If any of the required materials are not submitted with your application packet, your application will be deemed incomplete and will not be forwarded to the committee for screening.  Please notify Human Resources if you require any special accommodation(s) in meeting these requirements.  


Mailing Address:

Human Resources Office

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Seward County Community College

PO Box 1137

Liberal KS 67901-1137


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Selection Process

The search committee will conduct all minimum qualification appraisals as set forth on the position announcement and job description and reserve the right to limit the number of interviews granted.  Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant an interview.  Applicants selected for an interview will be notified of the time and place of the interview.  Interviews are usually conducted on campus by the search committee.  Additional interviews and/or teaching demonstrations may be required.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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