Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation

About SUNY Oneonta:

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in Central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students in bachelor's, master's and graduate certificate programs. Most of SUNY Oneonta's main campus lies within the City of Oneonta, which is located in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, the City of Oneonta is the largest municipality in a rural region dominated by agriculture and tourism.

Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance and culture. The college's and ratings are 4.5 and 4.1, respectively.

Beyond campus, many residents enjoy the natural beauty of the Catskills. Outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and running are among the most popular. Several ski areas nearby typically operate for seasons lasting over 100 days beginning in late November or early December. During the summer, boating, swimming and other water sports are popular on lakes throughout the region.

Job Description:

The Athletics Department at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Director. The Director of Athletics and Recreation is responsible for the development, management, coordination, and supervision of a competitive intercollegiate athletics program with 21 NCAA Division III competitive teams.

Job Summary: The Director (1) provides visionary leadership, strategic planning and policy development for the intercollegiate athletics program; (2) maintains an athletics program that is committed to the university's mission and strategic priorities; (3) works with the advancement office to raise funds for the athletic department; (4) administers the overall athletic budget; (5) recruits, manages and supports the coaching staff; (6) ensures compliance with all university, national association and SUNYAC conference policies, rules and regulations; and (7) effectively represents the university to the greater community.

The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics must foster high standards of integrity, athletic excellence, and academic success; possess strong management and fiscal skills; develop excellent relationships with both internal and external constituents; and direct and hire coaches who are committed not only to building successful programs but also to the welfare of student athletes and to operating within the spirit and letter of the rules. The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics reports to the Vice President for Student Development.

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Required qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education and a minimum of 7-10 years of full-time professional management experience within an NCAA accredited collegiate athletic program or evidence of such responsibilities in professional or semi-professional sports management is required; experience in successful coaching at the college level; 7-10 years of successful administrative experience in college sports programs; experience in student recruitment, staff supervision and compliance; and strong communication skills.


Master's degree in sports management, athletic administration, business or related field and 5-7 years of administrative experience in athletics; experience in budgeting, strategic planning, grant writing, staff recruitment, fitness center management, event scheduling, facility management, fund raising, and leadership development; demonstrated experience with programs to promote academic success of student athletes, volunteerism, and community service; creativity, innovation, flexibility, and experience developing and delivering plans and proposals to senior-level college administrators; experience working with and serving diverse populations.

Additional Information:

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Application Instructions:

To apply online go to: Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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