Director of Athletics

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Posting DetailsPosting Number: 0601023 Position Category: Chief Athletics Administrator Job Title: Director of Athletics Position Code: 00162X Position Type: Staff Department: Office of the President Nature of Work: Are you looking for a job opportunity that allows for excitement, inspiration and success? The opportunity awaits you as Director of Athletics at the new Albany State University. We are seeking an energetic, aggressive, highly skilled, visionary person, experienced in coaching, budget management and/or athletic program supervision to assist with advancing the institution's new mission, goals and objectives while impacting our scope of influence throughout the nation. The Director of Athletics (AD) reports directly to the President and has overall responsibility for leading the Division II intercollegiate athletics programs at the University with a commitment to student-athlete excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to make a difference, we invite you to consider joining the athletic beacon that U.S. News and World Report heralds as one of the top regional universities of the South. The Athletic Director is responsible for administering the Men's and Women's Intercollegiate Athletic Programs and supervising the head coaches and administrative staff; responsible for policies, program direction, assessment, budget expenditures, facility management and resource development for athletics programs; responsible for developing and submitting proposals for funding the Athletic Program as well as coordinating special events. Training and Experience: ALL INTERNAL EMPLOYEES WHO MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

*Master's degree required; terminal degree preferred
*A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in intercollegiate athletics administration is required.
*Experience in managing within a strong regulatory or compliance environment, either directly in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) or analogous environments in related professional regulations.
*Knowledge of NCAA regulations, requirements and reporting systems is necessary and the legal, ethical, and regulatory environment of intercollegiate athletics.
*Excellent skill in written and interpersonal communication, giving presentations, customer service and supervisory/management skills.
*Demonstrated managerial and business acumen with a customer service orientation.
*High personal and professional integrity.
*Fundraising experience preferred. Testing Requirements:Illustrative Examples of Work: Administer and provide leadership and direction for ASU's Men's and Women's sport teams competing at the NCAA Division II level and in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Oversee and implement policies, program direction, assessment, budget expenditures, facility management and resource development for athletics programs.

Collaborate with various departments in seeking fundraising opportunities while promoting a culture of shared success.

Ensure the recruitment of academically qualified students with an emphasis on student success.

Promote ASU and the Athletic Department to internal and external constituents in a positive manner.

Be a visible university leader on campus and in the community and represent the University and Athletic Department to external constituents in a manner that demonstrates personal and professional integrity and promotes interests.

Actively participate on NCAA, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and University Committees.

Conceptualize and articulate a vision for the complex organization and program of ASU athletics and oversee the development and implementation of a strategic plan to achieve that vision.

Function effectively as a member of the university's senior administrative and academic leadership team, and as a representative and ambassador of the entire university.

Serve as a member of the President's Extended Cabinet.

Ensure and advance an environment that fosters each student-athlete's health and welfare, academic and athletic achievement, campus involvement, and overall growth and development, to maximize each student-athlete's positive experience at Albany State University.

Profession-specific Expectations:
Academic support and student-athlete welfare: Student-athletes' academic success must be the first priority for the AD, who should work closely with faculty and academic support staff to encourage and acknowledge academic excellence, to ensure compliance with existing standards regarding eligibility and persistence, and to continue to improve the Academic Progress Rate.

NCAA awareness: The AD must have an informed understanding of NCAA governance, legislation and process, and the ability to recognize and engage in significant issues, especially those that most affect ASU and the SIAC.

Compliance: The AD must be able to lead and manage an athletic program that adheres to all local, state, and federal laws, including Title IX, and one that adheres to all NCAA, University System of Georgia, Albany State University and SIAC policies and procedures.

Marketing, promotions and media: The long-term need for new revenue streams requires the AD to present significant knowledge, creativity and leadership for expansion in this important outreach, leading to partnerships both on and off campus.

Facilities planning and construction: The AD's expertise and direction in facility planning, design and construction will be essential to closing the gap between ASU's facilities and those of SIAC peers as well as national Division II peers.

Fundraising: The AD must provide effective leadership in major gifts solicitation for facilities and endowments. The AD must also work with university advancement staff to maximize the productivity of other giving programs and coach and oversee the fundraising efforts of direct reports, creating less dependence on University resources by developing leads to alternative funding sources.

Gender equity: The AD must evince an understanding of the historical and current significance of gender equity in athletics programs, and a record of success in advancing gender equity.

Negotiation: Effectively negotiate deals and contracts for athletics programs and the University.

Perform other job-related duties as required. Posting Date: 06-21-2019 Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.) Open Until Filled FTE: 1.0 Special Instructions to Applicants: This position requires a background check. Funding Source: General Operating (State) Number of Openings: 1 If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant: NA Fringe Benefits: Yes Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience Physical DemandsFacts About the Institution: Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment. EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 2400 Gillionville Road, K Building, Suite 111, Albany, Georgia 31707, Director of Human Resources, at 229-500-2026. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-500-3442. Disability Statement: Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer. Optional Applicant Documents:Required Applicant Documents: Resume
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Posted: 6/23/2019
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