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Athletic Business Director

Athletic Business Director

Company: Prairie College
Contact Person: Nicolle Ioanidis
350 5th Ave NE
Three Hills, Alberta , T0M2N0
Phone: 403-443-3030

Position Description

Athletic Business Director

Hours: Full time

Wage: To scale with benefits

Beginning date: Immediate (negotiable)

Contact: Nicolle Ioanidis

Email: Please submit your CV to

Phone: 403.443.3030

POSITION MISSION: The mission of Prairie College is “to help establish God’s kingdom by equipping and mentoring individuals through biblically integrated education for life and careers that will meet the greatest needs of the world for the glory of God.” The mission of Prairie Athletics is to equip students as fully devoted followers of Jesus who offer their bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – for meeting the greatest needs of the world. The Athletic Business Director position exists to provide excellent, relevant and primary leadership for athletics in pursuit of accomplishing that mission.

CONTEXT: Prairie College has four sports (i.e. Men’s Futsal, Women’s Futsal, Cross Country, and Indoor Track) in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and desires to add more sports when it is appropriate. The College has a three court gymnasium facility (Rick Down Athletic Center) with a weight/exercise room. There is also a Sport Management and Leadership academic diploma/degree program. Both the athletics program and the academic program require development and leadership.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Reports to the Dean of Student Development.


General responsibilities include but are not limited to those noted below.

  • Oversight of the athletics enterprise at Prairie (not the sport academic programs).
  • Articulate and lead the philosophy and practice of athletics to advance both the mission of athletics and Prairie’s mission.
  • Provide the vision, leadership, strategy and general management skills to progress the athletics’ mission.
  • Stewardship of the resources such as the Rick Down Athletic Center, athletic equipment, and weight room.
  • Champion health, athletics and sport ministry for all students/staff.
  • Develop positive partnering relationships to advance athletics/sport both within and outside of the College.
  • Implement athletic events such as game days, tournaments, and sport camps.
  • Design and implement opportunities for varsity and intramural sport involvement by students.
  • Recruit, select, assign, orient, develop, mentor, motivate, lead and evaluate all athletics positions so as to develop a high functioning and high performing team.
  • Represent the college to ACAC including the administrative functions required for that involvement. 
  • Develop the business of athletics including responsibility for ensuring financial sustainability, strategic allocation of resources, fiscal accountability, development of funding sources, and management of the athletics budget.
  • Oversight of all athletic operations/activities.
  • A qualified applicant may also request consideration for oversight and/or teaching within the Sport Management and Leadership degree/diploma. However, this is not required of the Athletic Business Director position.


  • Mission: Knowledge of and enthusiastic commitment to Prairie’s mission, vision, core values, statement of faith, and community covenant.
  • Church: Understanding of and commitment to the local church.
  • Character: Observable and contagious love for God, maturity of Christian character, team attitude, self-initiative, loyalty to organization and people, missional.
  • Education: A degree in a relevant discipline is preferred; preference for some formal Bible education.
  • Experience: Evidence of administrative and leadership effectiveness, proven record of initiating and leading change.
  • Relational Competency: Ability to work in collegial partnership with a variety of groups, able to communicate clearly and effectively, experience and ability in building team relationships, ability and skill to relate well to college-age students.
  • Skills: Passion and ability to equip students for ministry, able to provide leadership through integrity rather than authority, competence and integrity in the management of finances, ability to plan, implement and evaluate initiatives, administrative ability.
  • English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.

In accordance with the standards of the government, preference will be given to qualified applicants who hold Canadian citizenship or are a permanent residence of Canada.

Posted: June 29, 2022 | Expires: September 27, 2022
Posted Under: Education
Career ID: [ 10850 ]