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Director of Athletics

Position Summary & Description
The Division of Student Affairs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position to serve as the Director of Athletics.
The Director of Athletics provides management and leadership to a department with 19 men's and women's athletic programs. The incumbent provides leadership in execution of all activities, operations and policies of a nationally respected and successful NCAA Division II department. She or he will work collaboratively with the University administration and other heads of departments with the utmost integrity. The Director reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs and is ultimately responsible to the President.
Serves as the University's principal representative in the field of intercollegiate athletics. Gives administrative direction and advice about the establishment of program goals to the Vice President, President and Cabinet.
Responsible for meeting the necessary requirements of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Office of Civil Rights and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).
Supervises all administrative staff and the head coaches of all 19 sports. Maintains knowledge of university, NCAA and conference rules, regulations and policies.
Directs and makes decisions which affect the activities, operations and policies of the athletic programs.
Establishes the Athletic Department Strategic Plan, goals and objectives for the athletic program; makes decisions on strategies and tactics to achieve goals.
Reviews all budgetary plans and expenditures; identify and maximize the various revenue opportunities and income streams available to the Athletic Department, in conjunction with the Office of Institutional Advancement, including athletic fundraising, annual support program and promotions activities.
Ensures appropriate understanding and fully supports the academic mission of the University and provides necessary academic support to our student athletes.
Serves as the spokesperson for the department in approving the hiring of coaches, administrative staff, support staff and other personnel associated with the department.
Serves as spokesperson for the department in matters of policies, operations and personnel.
Serves as the department's representative through participation in campus activities involving students, faculty and staff and represents the department in local, national and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference committees and associations.
Work with on and off-campus constituents in a cooperative and collaborative manner.
Attends various association meetings, alumni events and attends various athletic events at home and away sites. Keeps the President and Vice President apprised of the status of the department and the progress being made in all areas.
Other duties assigned by the either the President or Vice President for Student Affairs.
Position Qualifications
Required:
Master's degree.
6 years of experience in progressively responsible positions in collegiate athletic administration and/or compliance.
Knowledge of NCAA regulations.
Preferred:
Doctorate Degree.
Candidates must have successful experience in fundraising and marketing, budget and fiscal management, and a demonstrated knowledge of managerial techniques, policies and procedures.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong leadership and organizational skills.
Experience in Division II.
Essential Functions
This position is heavily involved in outdoor activity and has periods of heavy exertion. Incumbents must have the following abilities:
Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required.To work under a variety of adverse weather conditions such as extreme heat, cold, rain, wind, dust and snow.
To be able to work extended hours under adverse conditions in response to emergency conditions.
To work in hazardous situations such as around moving heavy equipment, in and around traffic, at heights, on steep grades, and on ladders and uneven surfaces.
Employee must be able to observe and react to hazardous warnings, back-up alarms, flashing lights, voice commands and hand signals.
To perform manual laboring duties such as lifting and carrying various weights.
Setting up, operating, testing and measuring equipment.
Using hand tools such as hammers and pry bars, and taking and transporting material samples.
Work often requires stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching and prolonged standing.
To withstand exposure to chemical agents, exhaust gases and lubricants, solvents, poisonous plants, animals, and insects and potential injuries such as bruises, scrapes, cuts, strains and sprains.
To wear all types of required protective gear such as a hard hat, footgear, hearing and eye protection, gloves and respirators
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply for this position, please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three references via our online application system: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/iupedu. Automated reference requests and a confirmation email will be generated upon submission of your application. Candidates who fail to submit all of the aforementioned materials will not be considered.
If the degree listed as required for this position was earned at IUP - no official transcripts are required to be submitted as part of this employment application. IUP HR will verify IUP obtained degrees and only request official transcripts from candidates if needed. Official transcripts will be required prior to hire date for applicants who did not earn the required degrees at IUP.
Applications must be received no later than December 6, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.
Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education.
All offers of employment are contingent upon verification of earned degrees through the receipt of official transcripts, confirmation of work eligibility, and satisfactory completion of background checks.



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