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Director of Athletics

Employer
California State University - Fresno
Location
Fresno, California, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024

Job Details



Director of Athletics
(Administrator IV)

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is commensurate with candidate experience, estimated between $340,000 to $390,000 per year. This is a CSU Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position.

Positions at Fresno State are to perform their work onsite. Some positions, depending upon University needs and operations, may be eligible for remote work, one day per week, pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy.

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 15 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here .

Job Summary

The Director of Athletics (Administrator IV) is responsible for providing leadership and administrative oversight for a Division I Intercollegiate Athletics Program with a rich history of tradition and community support. The Director will be required to manage the Athletic Department in accordance with NCAA, CSU and institutional policies. The Director works closely with the University President to develop goals that will continue to ensure successful student-athlete performance both on and off the field. The Director will communicate regularly, and transparently, with the University President on all pressing and important matters concerning Athletics. The Director is expected to engage effectively with the academic community including the Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR). The Director plans, organizes and directs the activities of the coaching and administrative staff and oversees the daily operations and event management of various athletic venues. The Director will ensure a commitment to academic success and progress, compliance with NCAA rules and regulations, and Title IX for equity and diversity in all athletics programs and facilities. In addition, in close collaboration with the Vice President of Administration & Chief Financial Officer, the Director will provide leadership and oversight to ensure that the Department of Athletics operates within approved annual budget plans approved by the Fresno State Athletic Corporation Board of Directors. The Director will ensure the appropriate and equitable expenditure of financial resources; implement a strong and effective marketing and promotions program; work closely with the Vice President for University Advancement to lead and direct all athletic fundraising activities; and participate in a variety of community-based activities and events that help to promote the University and the Athletics Program.

Key Selection Criteria
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Five (5) years of senior level experience in college athletics administration
• Master’s Degree or equivalent preferred
• Five (5) years of experience as a Director of Athletics (Division I) preferred
• Excellent administrative and financial management skills
• Thorough knowledge of NCAA rules
• Demonstrated ability to:
o Work collaboratively and effectively with a culturally and ethnically diverse population
o Lead and fundraise for comprehensive campaigns
o Recruit and mentor coaching staff
o Establish and achieve department goals that align with the University’s Strategic Plan
• Commitment to the academic mission and success of student-athletes

Personal / Professional Attributes
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Commitment to gender equity and inclusion



Deadline & Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, fundraising history, and resume to DHR Global at fresnostate.ad@dhrglobal.com .

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy , it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. Questions may be sent to hr@csufresno.edu .

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

Advertised: 20 May 2024 Pacific Daylight Time
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Fresno State University

California State University, Fresno is the intellectual heart of Central California, providing high quality undergraduate and graduate education.

Founded in 1911, Fresno State has evolved into a nationally acclaimed university with an impressive faculty who are educating future leaders and advancing world-class research.

Academic excellence is central to the mission of California State University, Fresno. Fresno State offers upwards of 60 undergraduate degrees, approximately 40 masters' degrees, and a handful of doctoral programs through 50-plus departments organized into eight academic schools and colleges.

The university employs a diverse faculty and staff who bring to the campus a wide range of ideas and customs reflecting our ever-changing world.

The university also attracts millions of dollars to fund critical research on topics ranging from air pollution to water conservation.

Fresno State contributes more than $800 million to the economy of our region. This impact sustains 15,300 jobs in the region, and generates more than $44 million per year in tax revenue.

Fresno State will power the economy and culture of 21st century Central California - the region known as the New California.

Community
As the sixth-largest city in the Golden State, Fresno is nestled in California's Central Valley which boasts a population of just over 1 million. The surrounding San Joaquin Valley is one of the richest agricultural areas in the world.

The majestic Sierra Nevada mountains create an ethereal backdrop for Fresno State's 388-acre academic campus and 1,000-acre University Farm.

Little more than an hour from campus are Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National parks. These natural wonders offer year-round outdoor fun with many clear mountain lakes for boating and fishing. Fresno is a comfortable drive from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe and the Pacific Coast.

Campus
With a deep connection to the land, there is little wonder that Fresno State is on the cutting edge of environmental awareness and sustainability. Parking shelters topped with photovoltaic solar panels generate about 20 percent of the university's base demand. Going 'green' is a priority at Fresno State. The campus farm gives students hands-on training in agriculture, from livestock to vineyards. Fresno State is the first university to establish a commercial winery on campus and the wines have won prestigious awards worldwide.

The beauty of the Fresno State campus is enhanced by more than 4,000 trees in over 100 varieties. In 1978, the campus was named an arboretum.

The jewel of the campus is the beautiful $105 million state-of-the-art Henry Madden Library, the largest library in the California State University system and the biggest academic library between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

The Smittcamp Family Honors College is one of the most comprehensive academic honors program at any university in California and draws the best and the brightest students.

Fresno State boasts some of the best sports programs in the California State University system.

California State University, Fresno is a campus rich in cultural and intellectual diversity where great ideas and unlimited imagination are encouraged. We are looking for creative, inquisitive and dedicated people to carry our traditions forward to new generations of students.

Careers
Careers at Fresno State provide the opportunity to work along side some of the best minds in the country. We offer exceptional possibilities for those with the curiosity, intelligence and drive to succeed. More than 2,500 jobs in over 80 different career fields are represented on campus.

Consider becoming part of a community whose members work together to create knowledge, connect to the world, and further their sense of identity and direction. An environment that inspires discovery and encourages collaboration. Consider California State University, Fresno.

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