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Athletic Director
SAGU American Indian College
Salary Range: TBD
Institutional Mission
The purpose of Southwestern Assemblies of God University is to prepare undergraduate and graduate students spiritually, academically, professionally, and cross culturally so as to successfully fill evangelistic, missionary and church ministry roles and to provide quality educational and professional Christian service wherever needed throughout the world. Southwestern Assemblies of God University, American Indian College Campus (SAGU AIC) is in Phoenix, Arizona and is a diverse campus specializing in preparing Native Americans (and other ethnic groups) for Christian service. SAGU AIC is in active partnership and cooperation with SAGU whose main campus is in Waxahachie, Texas.

Position Overview
The Athletic Director will oversee and lead all athletic programs at SAGU American Indian College. All SAGU employees must adhere to the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God, the SAGU Employee Code of Conduct, and the SAGU Doctrinal and Christian Statements. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the athletic program; to include adhering to and enforcing all departmental policies and procedures, as well as rules and regulations of the university, and the NCCAA.
  • Oversees recruitment and selection of student-athletes; ensures compliance with NCCAA recruiting rules and regulations; initiates process for determining academic eligibility.
  • Provides leadership and instruction on personal and athletic development of student-athletes, to include counseling team members in academic, disciplinary, and personal matters, when appropriate.
  • Monitors eligibility status and promotes academic progress of student athletes.
  • Submits sports annual budget requests.
  • Oversees selection, purchase, fitting, and maintenance of team equipment, to include uniforms, athletic equipment and supplies.
  • Develops and implements strategies for motivating student athletes to perform at maximum levels as both individuals and a team.
  • Develops a competitive event/community service schedule, in conjunction with the Athletic Director and Dean of Student Life.
  • Ensures that team travel arrangements are following the University, and NCCAA rules and regulations, to include monitoring development of travel itineraries and coordination of travel plans through the athletic director.
  • Oversees conditioning and training of team members to ensure that student athletes are physically prepared for competition.
  • Supervises assigned coaches and other support staff to ensure compliance to applicable rules, policies and procedures; provides orientation, training, and guidance as needed; conducts performance evaluations.
  • Compiles data and reports, as required by the NCCAA and university.
  • Develops and publishes team rules regarding appearance, practice, class attendance, punctuality, dress code, and general standard of behavior, in coordination with Dean of Student Life.
  • Supports and implements team rules with appropriate disciplinary action. Ensures safety of student athlete and coaching staff through careful monitoring of the condition of athletics equipment and facilities utilized by designated sport; submits requests for repair, maintenance, and improvement of facilities to Maintenance Director, when appropriate.
  • Cooperates with all coaches with the Athletic Department to enhance overall department operations.
  • Leads and assists fundraising activities as requested.
  • Participates in clinics, exhibitions, and campus activities as approved.
  • Participates in public relations activities to include speaking engagements, television and radio interviews, and press conference as approved or requested.
  • Represents the Athletic Department at professional, civic, charitable, and alumni events.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of budget development, preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in operation of modern office machines, communication tools, equipment, computers and relevant software.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse settings, both on campus and in the community. 
  • Ability to research and resolve problems and questions related to the operations of the athletic programs. Ability to organize workflow and coordinate activities.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective communication both orally and written.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to provide leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of staff and student athletes.
  • Ability to work with a variety of racial and ethnic groups and underrepresented populations.
  • Ability to commit to the highest ethical standards.
  • Ability to participate in evening and weekend commitments as necessary.
Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Previous experience in athletics preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • All SAGU AIC faculty are required to sign and agree to the university’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Positions Statement, and Missions Statement. 

Please email cover letter and resume or CV to:
Dr. Jonathan Gannon
President SAGU AIC
Phoenix, AZ
[email protected]

Our campus
SAGU American Indian College
10020 N. 15th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
(602) 944-3335

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southwestern Assemblies of God University.