Athletics Director

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional followers of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service, inspired by Saint John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and devoted to Mary, the Mother of God.

Job Description:
Under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Athletic Director is responsible for overseeing all facets of the intercollegiate athletic program at Ave Maria University through the management of coaches and athletic support staff, the direction of the mission of the athletic department, and the formation of student-athletes according to the mission of Ave Maria University and the spiritual and pastoral mission of the Catholic Church.

1. Effectively communicate the mission of the University and enforce all academic and behavioral expectations to the student-athletes.
2. Provide mentorship and management of the coaching staff, training staff, and athletic support staff for 16 intercollegiate sports, including the hiring of coaches and support staff.
3. Coordinate all operations within the Athletic Department including the management of the following: the athletics budget, recruitment and retention efforts, NAIA compliance, the scheduling of competitions, and academic eligibility requirements.
4. Serve as the athletic liaison with other University departments including Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, the Business Office, Admissions and Enrollment, and Facilities.
5. Ensure that each sport is treated fairy and receives appropriate attention and funding.
6. Ensure that all participants and coaches abide by the rules and regulations of the NAIA.
7. Work with the Facilities Director to make sure that all athletic facilities, both indoor and field areas, 
are clean, safe, and well-maintained.
8. Work closely with the Vice President for Student Affairs and other personnel within Student Affairs to ensure consistent messaging to students, recruits, faculty, and parents.
9. Serve as an authentic, Christian role model for the student-athletes, coaches, athletic support-staff and University community.
10. Be responsive to students’ academic, athletic, spiritual, and emotional needs and serve as an advocate and mentor for the student-athletes.

1. 5+ years experience in athletic administration, preferably with some coaching experience.
2. A demonstrated knowledge of and a strong commitment to the mission of Ave Maria University and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
3. Attention to detail and accuracy, with excellent written communication skills.
4. Ability to handle confidential information.
5. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Location: Ave Maria, Florida
Terms: Full Time, 12 months
Experience: 5+ years
Education: Undergraduate Degree required, Graduate Degree preferred
Base Pay: Salary negotiable with experience

Please send cover letter and resume to before February 15, 2015.

Julie Cosden
Vice President for Student Affairs
Ave Maria University
5050 Ave Maria Blvd.
Ave Maria, FL 34142

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). General Statement of Duties: Assists in the direction in the areas of institutional effectiveness; faculty development; advising; accreditation; compliance with external regulations; online education; the implementation and assessment of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP); and provides regular support to the VPAA.

1. Works with the VPAA to assure quality academic programming and to coordinate the university catalogue, academic website, class schedules, and facilities use.
2. Under the direction of the VPAA, ensures compliance with accreditation and regulation standards.
3. Facilitate faculty development for full-time and adjunct faculty, consistent with the university mission and vision statements and retention goals.
4. Leads the development of online education, including faculty, curriculum, students, and technology.
5. Participate in the development and implementation of academic policies and procedures.
6. Facilitates the implementation and assessment of the QEP.
7. Serves the VPAA by representing the chief academic officer as requested.
8. Performs other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
1. Commitment to the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in its Mission Statement, Statement of Catholic Vision, Faculty Handbook, and the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae.
2. Knowledge and understanding of administrative practices in higher education.
3. The ability to provide leadership in planning, budgeting, and implementing institutional effectiveness.
4. Strong understanding of faculty development, curriculum, and advising.
5. Knowledge of faculty and curriculum development for online education.
6. Effective communication and team-building skills across all areas of the university.
7. A commitment to fostering student success and quality programs.
8. Knowledge of accreditation and regulatory standards.
9. No extraordinary physical requirements.

1. Doctoral degree required.
2. Combined five (5) years of higher education teaching and/or administrative experience.


Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement on the University’s mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to Christy Dorer, Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, at

Review of applications will begin upon posting and will continue until filled. Position subject to final administrative approval. Salary and teaching load are subject to qualifications. Position is expected to begin July 1, 2015. Ave Maria University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posting updated 14 January 2015.

Senior Systems Analyst - IT

Job Title: Senior Systems Analyst 
Department: Information Technology 
Reports to: CIO 
Employee Class: Full Time

Primary Purpose: The Senior Systems Analyst will be responsible for enhancing business services, implementing business systems and new initiatives, and troubleshooting current systems. Duties will include: conduct process analysis and needs assessments to align information technology solutions with current University initiatives; review, analyze, and document business processes with regard to the Ellucian PowerCampus System and other business systems used; implement software, including setup, testing, and coordination of the integration with the existing software systems; troubleshoot systems and resolve problems that arise in the day to day operation of the University systems, generate reports; and perform other duties as required. The candidate chosen will work closely with various university administrators, department personnel, vendors, and peers at other colleges, universities, and state agencies.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or other closely-related field. Candidates with extensive experience working with the Ellucian PowerCampus System, Great Plains (Dynamics GP), PowerFAIDS, and/or experience in a higher-education setting are preferred. Experience with MS SQL administration, complex SQL queries development, SSRS, SSIS, MS SharePoint, integration of an ERP system. The candidate chosen must be initiative driven and detail oriented. Demands of the position require a broad understanding of functional analysis; a high level of professionalism; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to understand system, accessibility issues, browser compatibility issues, and systems architecture best practices; the ability to stay abreast of industry trends, all applicable technologies, and technical skills required. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and update various administrative systems including PowerCampus, Self-Service, Great Plains, PowerFAIDS, CashNET, CBORD, Micros 
  • Maintain, modify, and generates reports for departments across campus.
  • Work with end-users and vendors to resolve systems and process related issues.
  • Create and maintain process and systems documentation.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to