Working Title Director of Intercollegiate Athletics
Eastern Washington University (EWU), a distinguished public comprehensive state university and member of the Big Sky Conference (Division I-FCS) seeks a dynamic and innovative Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Providing executive leadership for the EWU athletics program, the Director reports to the President of the University and serves on the President's Executive Council and Cabinet. Positions reporting to the Director include the Head Coaches, Deputy Athletic Director, Senior Associate AD, Associate Athletic Director for Business and Finance, and other key athletic administrators.
The EWU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (1) fosters high standards of integrity, athletic excellence, and academic success; (2) demonstrates a proven commitment to diversity and inclusion; (3) has strong management and fiscal skills; (3) shows a track record of excellent relationships with both internal and external constituents; (4) has proven experience in leveraging opportunities for growth, fundraising, and advancement of the University; and (5) hires and manages coaches and staff committed not only to winning and compliance but to the welfare and academic success of all student athletes as well as to the University mission and goals.
Responsibilities: The EWU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics administers an athletic program that supports student success in both athletics and academics. The Director is responsible for the management, coordination, and supervision of a highly competitive intercollegiate athletics program with 14 programs (6 men's and 8 women's), more than 50 coaches and staff, and over 300 student athletes. He or she works with the EWU development office to raise funds for the athletic department, administers the overall athletics budget, and recruits and manages a diverse coaching staff.
The Director works collaboratively with university administration, students, faculty, and staff to ensure the athletic program remains in compliance with university, state, NCAA, and federal rules, regulations, and laws.
Providing visionary leadership, strategic planning, policy development, and budget management, the Director represents the department in University governance organizations and committees, making presentations to University administrators, Board of Trustees, and other internal and external entities as needed. The Director also works with Alumni Relations, the Foundation Board, and other organizations committed to support of the University.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have five or more years of successful athletic administrative experience as an Assistant/Associate Athletic Director or Director in an intercollegiate athletic program. The successful candidate must also demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and experience working effectively with diverse constituencies. A Bachelor's degree is required and Master's degree strongly preferred. The individual must demonstrate integrity, drive, vision, and comprehensive communication skills.
The successful candidate must possess a commitment to the integrated role athletics plays in an institution of higher education, a commitment to diversity, ability to adhere to and ensure compliance with NCAA and conference rules and regulations, and ability to lead and nurture a diverse student and administrative population. Preference will be given to candidates with Division I experience.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
Applications: A resume and a letter of interest is required. Please submit application materials electronically through our applicant portal https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the finalists are named. Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 2, 2018.
Nominations for this position may be emailed to Vara Lyn Conrath at [email protected]
Questions about the application process may also be emailed to Vara Lyn Conrath, Human Resources Associate at [email protected].
Eastern Washington University. Located just outside of Spokane, Washington, EWU is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of nearly 13,000 students. Spokane is a growing metropolitan area of more than 400,000 that functions as the regional center for education, health care, agriculture, banking, business and the arts in eastern Washington.
The opportunities for EWU athletics are varied and exciting. EWU has a tremendous history of success. In the last 10 years, EWU has won 3 Big Sky President's Cup trophies, 10 Big Sky Championships, a FCS National Football Championship, and has produced many NCAA tournament qualifiers. In addition, several Big Sky coaches have received Coach of the Year honors. EWU intercollegiate athletics enjoys not only strong student, alumni, and community support but also an administration committed to excellence in athletics as well as academics.
EWU student athletes collectively have achieved at least a 3.0 GPA in every quarter since 2007, with a current cumulative GPA of 3.38. Every team has achieved an APR of 954 or greater. Every year close to 200 EWU student athletes earn conference and/or national academic honors. Student athletes and coaches are active in community service, providing great benefit to many organizations, schools, and campus constituents.
The University is currently planning for a comprehensive fundraising campaign that will include facility improvements, scholarships and enhanced academic and athletic assets.
Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing and retaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic programs. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged