Responsible for the management of the intercollegiate athletics and recreation program within the policies, procedures and guidelines established by the Board of Governors, the President of the University, the Vice President for Operations and Student Success, the NCAA and the NE-10 conference.
Reports to: Vice President for Operations and Student Success
Supervises: Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator, Associate Director of Athletics for External andBusiness Affairs, Associate Director of Athletics for Strategic Communications, Head Football Coach, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, and Administrative Specialist.
The Director of Athletics and Recreation is responsible for the development, management, coordination and supervision of a competitive intercollegiate athletics program and a robust university recreation program.
The Director of Athletics and Recreation in coordination with the Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Woman Administrator will:
• Provide visionary leadership, strategic planning and policy development for the athletics and recreation programs. • Maintain an athletics program that is committed to the university’s mission and strategic priorities.
and promotions as well as fund raising strategies to promote donor support of the athletics program.
Develop budget guidelines, approve budget appropriations for each area, and monitor conformance to budget as approved by the university.
Promote athletic excellence on local, conference and national levels for the men’s and women’s intercollegiate sportsprograms, to include coordinating the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of all coaches in coordination with the deputy director of athletics and senior athletics staff.
Ensure compliance with the University, the NE-10 conference, the NCAA rules and regulations, applicable State and Federallaws, and which promote the mission of the Department, the University’s standard of academic excellence and the generalwelfare of student-athletes.
Serve as the primary spokesperson of the Department promoting the philosophy and mission of the intercollegiate athletics program with faculty, staff, students, alumni, sports media and the general public during public relations opportunities.
Performs other duties and projects as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and the University President.
Master’s degree required. A broad background in intercollegiate athletics with experience in athletics administration preferred; experience in sound fiscal and operational management; ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups; proven ability and skill in managing and supervising staff.
Internal Number: 19-40A
About University of New Haven
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education.Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960 and opened its Orange Campus in January, 2014. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities.The University enrolls approximately 6,800 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 5,000 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and Tagliatela College of Engineering, UNH offers over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 500 study abroad programs worldwide and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.