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
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:
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- 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
- 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).
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
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
- The successful candidate must have earned at least a master’s
degree from an accredited institution and have demonstrated
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Successful interview that includes a public presentation
focusing on the candidate’s academic and athletic philosophy.
- Successful completion of three background checks.
- An earned doctorate or ABD .
- Experience managing employees within a collective bargaining
- Experience in a division II setting.
- Knowledge of division II NCAA rules and regulations.
- College coaching experience.