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Athletic Director

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

How to Apply: Apply online at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ by 11:59 p.m. on January 7, 2018. Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. Applicants must provide an updated resume; a cover letter addressing how your education and experience relate to the responsibilities and knowledge, skills, and abilities detailed within the posting; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required for selected candidate). A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates. Inquiries should be addressed to Jennifer Wilson-Rivera, Search & Screen Committee Chair, at jennifer.willis-rivera@uwrf.edu UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3926.

Posting Details

Position Information

UW - System Position Title Athletic Director
Working Title Athletic Director
Major Department Code Chancellor's Office (J010100)
Appointment Type Limited
FLSA Status Exempt
FTE (Percentage of Appointment) 100
Typical Working Schedule

M-F, 730-430. May be required to work evenings or weekends, based on organizational needs.

Position Summary

The Athletic Director will lead UWRF’s Division III intercollegiate athletic program that supports 17 sports with over 400 student-athletes. Reporting to the Chancellor, the Athletic Director provides vision, coordination and oversight for the UW-River Falls’ nationally competitive NCAA Division III Intercollegiate Athletics program.

Responsibilities

• Provide leadership, vision and administrative direction for a program that includes 17 intercollegiate sports with over 400 student athletes
• Implement the department’s strategic plan and contribute to the UWRF Strategic Plan
• Advance and execute fundraising, corporate sponsorship, promotions and marketing activities
• Develop, manage, and ensure compliance with budget policies and procedures of an approximately $2.5 million budget that includes revenues from state allocations, student fees, generated revenue and donations.
• Commits to gender equity, affirmative action and title IX; works to provide equal opportunities for members of all genders to participate in intercollegiate athletics following guidelines set forth to Title IX and OCR.
• Oversee the recruitment, hiring, supervision, mentoring, and/or evaluation of approximately 40 full and part-time coaches, administrative and support staff, volunteers and student employees.
• Develop processes and policies to enhance department resources
• Provide oversight of compliance with NCAA and WIAC rules, and state and federal laws working in conjunction with the WIAC Commissioner and office
• Work collaboratively with the Chair of the Health & Human Performance Department, the leaders of Campus Recreation, Admissions and New Student and Family Programs, Facilities Management, Student Affairs, and Financial Aid, Registrar and other key University administrators
• Work in conjunction with Falcon Center Operations to oversee the university’s athletic facilities and long-range facility planning
• Prioritize the measurable academic success of student athletes, including their retention and graduation, through focused efforts including collaboration with university services to support the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of student athletes
• Actively support diversity and inclusivity efforts, both at the departmental and university level.
• Work with the Director of University Communications and the Sports Information Director(s) to market and promote Falcon Athletics
• Supervise the athletic trainers to provide a comprehensive program of prevention and rehabilitation for student athletes
• Encourage and create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, professionalism, collaboration and respect among the staff, coaches and student-athletes within the department
• Create an atmosphere of collaboration that allows students to develop academically, athletically, professionally and personally.
• Fulfill weekend and evening obligations
• Perform other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Chancellor

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree
• Minimum of 3 years administrative experience which may include coaching responsibilities. Must include supervision of employees and budgetary experience.
• Demonstrable understanding of NCAA Division III rules and regulations and Title IX compliance
• Minimum of 2 years experience working in higher education.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Master’s degree in athletic administration, physical education, sports business, or related discipline
• Thorough understanding of the mission and role of Division III athletics in an educational setting
• Demonstrable ability to support the whole student athlete experience
• Demonstrable effectiveness in written communication, computer, and public speaking skills
• Proven track record in communicating with athletes, staff and relevant constituencies to promote collegiality and collaboration.
• Collegiate level athletic administration experience
• Coaching experience at the collegiate level
• Proven track record of programmatic promotion and marketing
• Evidence of successful fund raising

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number AAF00296
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 11/20/2017
Closing Date 01/07/2018
Applicant Review Date
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

How to Apply: Apply online at https://jobs.uwrf.edu/ by 11:59 p.m. on January 7, 2018. Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt.

Applicants must provide an updated resume; a cover letter addressing how your education and experience relate to the responsibilities and knowledge, skills, and abilities detailed within the posting; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required for selected candidate). A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.

Inquiries should be addressed to Jennifer Wilson-Rivera, Search & Screen Committee Chair, at jennifer.willis-rivera@uwrf.edu

UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-3926.

Legal Notices

EEO/AA Statement

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran or military status. All persons, especially women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the final candidates may be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies can be viewed at https://www.uwrf.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report.cfm or call University Police at 715-425-3133 for a paper copy.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents