Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

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Category:: Athletics
Department:: Intercollegiate Athletics
Locations:: Oswego, NY
Posted:: Jun 21, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time

About SUNY Oswego:

Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master's-level universities in the 2019 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review's Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast - an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please click here to see our full non-discrimination policy.

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Description of Department:

SUNY Oswego is a learner centered institution and is committed to student learning, particularly as it relates to academic excellence, personal growth and student athlete engagement in academic and campus life. The College, with a full-time enrollment of ~6,700 undergraduates, presently supports 24 sports 12 women's; 12 men's) in the SUNY Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), an athlete academic support program, and a department program for student athlete community service.

SUNY Oswego Athletics aims to educate and develop the whole person by providing its student athletes with competitive intercollegiate athletic opportunities in keeping with the philosophy of the NCAA Division III, the SUNYAC conference, and the educational mission of SUNY Oswego.

First and foremost, SUNY Oswego Athletics emphasizes and fosters the academic achievements of its student athletes and the ability of athletic competition to enhance the development of skills like teamwork, leadership, respect for diversity, and good sportsmanship. Similarly, our program values civic engagement and commits to sponsoring robust service learning opportunities to further develop social responsibility.

Finally, SUNY Oswego Athletics seeks to advance the College's overall mission of preparing its students and athletes to be leaders in creating a diverse, multicultural world that celebrates the talents of each individual and at the same time respects and advances the equal rights of all.

The Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Posting Date: June 21, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff or click here for a benefits summary.

Date of Appointment: On/around August 1, 2019

Description of Responsibilities:

The Athletic Director has overall responsibility for the Intercollegiate Athletic program at SUNY Oswego. This entails either direct responsibility or supervisory responsibility through assistant athletic directors, coaches and staff who conduct various aspects of the program. These areas include:

  • Program Policies and Procedures -Developing and implementing policies that will direct the conduct of intercollegiate sports in all its facets with attention to detail, professionalism and equity including areas of scheduling, facility use, budget allocations, and program planning. The Director shall guide program philosophy, focusing on the connection between intellectual, personal, and athletic development of student athletes.
  • Departmental: The Director is responsible for planning, convening, and conducting regular departmental meetings. Including addressing policy development, program needs, program assessment, communication among staff, performance expectations, services to athletes, collaborative problem-solving, strategic planning and budget.
  • Personnel - The Director is responsible for coordinating the selection, supervision, development, and evaluation of all Athletic Department professional, classified and student staff.
  • Compliance/Rules -The Director will ensure that all NCAA, SUNYAC, and ECAC rules and regulations will be properly administered and adhered to by all parties.
  • Scheduling - The Director will supervise all team scheduling and resulting travel, game management, and officiating needs.
  • Budget - The Director, with input from department staff, will develop a yearly budget plan to be presented to the Intercollegiate Athletic Board (IAB) and recommended by that group to the college president. The Director will monitor all athletic accounts.
  • Athlete Welfare - The Director will provide a program and atmosphere that expects and promotes both student and athlete success in the classroom, on the playing field, on the campus and in the community, including appropriate academic support, physical evaluations, insurance coverage, eligibility check, student and staff conduct, and connections to the College and community that further learning and team spirit. Establish and monitor with coaches a team captain's program that includes risk management, interpersonal relationships, alcohol and drug use, hazing, and community service. Establish and evaluate student athlete governance and advisory groups as required.
  • Long Range Planning - With input from departmental staff, the IAB, and student athlete advisory groups, the Director will develop a long range plan for the department that will address division strategic plans, facility updates, equipment needs, and personnel needs on a continual basis.
  • Sports Publicity - The Director will supervise the Sports Information Director in the formulation of a plan to provide appropriate publicity for teams and for the department as well as work with media and with alumni. Supervise the maintenance of appropriate departmental website, including statistics, schedules, and athlete promotions.
  • University Responsibility - The Director will serve on university committees as appropriate in consultation with supervisor, will assign staff to Divisional committees and work groups, and provide leadership to integrating athletics into the life and management of the College. The Director will encourage departmental participation in community service and will engage in community relations through appropriate means to improve college athletics community participation.
  • Facilities: The Director is the building coordinator for athletic facilities and is responsible for monitoring conditions, seeking upgrades and repairs, and scheduling events and activities consistent with the requirements of the College's Facilities Use Policy.

The Director of Athletics reports to and is responsible to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

In addition, the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree at time of application
  • Two - five years of intercollegiate or professional head coaching experience
  • Administrative experience in athletics, including budget management, staff supervision, and facilities management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of NCAA rules and familiarity with NCAA compliance procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply rules and policies, including a student conduct code, with integrity
  • Experience with external fundraising, marketing and promotion
  • Demonstrated a record of establishing and maintaining an excellent relationship with the local community and alumni
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills and an ability to select and mentor coaches
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely with other institutional departments, particularly Intramurals and Recreation, Residence Life, Facilities Maintenance, the Intercollegiate Athletic Board, and faculty and staff

Additional Information:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Kate Wolfe-Lyga, Search Chair at [email protected]

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Application Instructions:

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Posted: 6/22/2019
Application Due: 8/21/2019
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