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Director of Athletics

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 22, 2023

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics welcomes applications for a full-time tenure-track Director of Athletics. The Director of Athletics is a member of the University faculty on a 12-month contract and assumes responsibility for the organization and administration of the Division II intercollegiate athletics’ program including, but not limited to, program, fiscal, facility and personnel management. The Director must maintain a close working relationship with the Department of Wellness and Sports Sciences, the Director of Facilities, Director of Admissions, Director of Financial Aid, Registrar’s Office, Advancement Office and other appropriate offices. S/he is responsible for/oversees the meeting of all NCAA compliance requirements and Equal Opportunity in Sports matters. In addition in order to facilitate programs and policies, the Director serves as the advisor to the Student Athletic Advisory Committee and is a member of the Faculty Student Athletic Committee and serves on other committees as appropriate. The Director is a member of the Academic Affairs staff and reports to the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Working in a collective bargaining environment; it is the responsibility of the Director to administer the athletic program in keeping with the University’s philosophy of athletics, and in keeping with the rules and regulations of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference ( PSAC ) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA ). The Director of Athletics assignment may include day, evening and/or weekend hours.

The Director of Athletics has overall responsibility is all matters concerning scheduling, budgeting, transportation, and eligibility of student athletes

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications as well as aligned with the details contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Millersville University Promotion Statement .

Minimum qualifications required to be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate include having an earned doctorate and a minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience (or its equivalent) and scholarship commensurate with this rank.

A complete application comprises the following:
  • A Cover Letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae.
  • Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date).
  • Three current letters of reference, (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website).
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path.. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence are an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

The State System Employee Benefits Summary for faculty can be found at: .
Required Qualifications
  • The successful candidate must have earned at least a master’s degree from an accredited institution and have demonstrated evidence of:
    • at least five years professional experience at a senior level in college athletic administration.
    • an understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.
    • participation in successful fundraising.
  • Strong organizational, writing, public relations and communication skills.
  • A strong passion and commitment to academic excellence and graduation of student-athletes.
  • Commitment to equity, minority opportunities, and respect for diversity in the workplace.
  • Successful cultivation of internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to:
    • be proactive in dealing with athletic and academic issues.
    • maintain/assure institutional compliance with regulations and standards of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference ( PSAC ) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA ).
  • Successful leadership and strategic direction in enhancing the intercollegiate athletic program.
  • Effective supervision, mentoring, development and retention of staff members.
  • Successful interview that includes a public presentation focusing on the candidate’s academic and athletic philosophy.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate or ABD .
  • Experience managing employees within a collective bargaining environment.
  • Experience in a division II setting.
  • Knowledge of division II NCAA rules and regulations.
  • College coaching experience.

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