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Director of Athletics

Hollins University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Athletics, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Director of Athletics

(posted 10/29/21)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for the position of Director of Athletics. Hollins is a NCAA Division III institution and proud member of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC). The Director of Athletics (AD) is a full-time, twelve-month position beginning in January 2022.

The AD will provide visionary, strategic leadership in the reinvigoration and renewed investment in the Hollins athletics program. Presently supporting nine NCAA Division III athletic teams (basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball) and a nationally-recognized equestrian program, the AD will play a central role in developing enriching athletic experiences for students at one of the nation’s most dynamic and diverse historically women’s colleges. With 34% of Hollins students identifying as students of color and 38% first-generation students, the AD will join a community rich in diversity. With growing student interest in programs like biology and pre-health sciences, Hollins celebrates the ability for students to enjoy a competitive athletics conference, while also advancing academic and professional aspirations. Joining a vibrant university community led by a well-regarded and enthusiastic President, the AD will be an integral partner with the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in implementing over $2.5 million in capital improvements to athletics facilities for which funds have already been secured. The AD will also envision, inspire, and develop the university’s inaugural, comprehensive intramural and recreation program.

The AD is responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the intercollegiate athletics program including strategic planning, budgeting, compliance, staff supervision, and supporting and mentoring coaches on the recruitment and retention of student-athletes. The AD is expected to be an eager and thoughtful partner to the Vice President for Enrollment Management in support of coaches’ active recruitment of prospective students. Supported by a departmental administrative assistant, the AD oversees the work of the coaches, the Director of Sports Performance and Student Wellness, Director of Athletic Training Services, and Director of Athletics Communications. Additionally, the AD oversees the Director of the Hollins Outdoor Program in developing outdoor recreation activities to celebrate the beauty and proximity of campus to the captivating Blue Ridge Mountains. The AD is also responsible for the development and oversight of various summer athletics camps and the coordination of facility use year-round, including during the summer months, with the Director of Special Programming.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in physical education, athletic/sports administration, or a related field; minimum of three years of experience in intercollegiate athletic/sports administration with progressively responsible professional positions; experience managing teams or coaches; demonstrated success recruiting students and working with diverse populations; and an understanding of and ability to work within NCAA and ODAC rules and regulations. Preferred candidates will demonstrate excellent strategic planning, visioning, and interpersonal skills. Applicants with a master’s degree in physical education, athletic/sports administration, or a related field and five or more years of experience in athletic/sports administration are preferred. Additionally, preferred candidates will have experience in athletic/sports administration in a residential, liberal arts higher education institution.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to . Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letters on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community. Screening of candidates will begin on November 9, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Semi-final candidates will be asked to submit contact information for three references. Final candidates must have a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations and will be subject to criminal history and motor vehicle background checks.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.
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