The Director leads student-athletes, coaches, and support staff within a framework of common institutional and departmental goals, philosophy, and vision. The Director is responsible for the administrative and budget management of the department. Based on credentials, faculty status, and experience, the Director of Athletics should also serve as Chair of the Department of Athletics, Health and Physical Education. The Director works closely with Academic Affairs to support the academic program delivered by the Department of Athletics, Health and Physical Education. The Director cultivates and maintains strong working relationships with colleagues on campus and in the community, including the teaching faculty, the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), and staff and faculty members within Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, Administration and Finance, and Enrollment Management. The Director of Athletics represents the department and all its programs to both internal and external constituents and works closely with advancement and development in raising funds for Athletics and providing strong stewardship of the department’s donors and supporters. The Director is responsible for ensuring that all programs, policies, competitions, services, and events are in compliance with University, CAC, and NCAA standards and guidelines.
Intercollegiate athletics experience, including a record of administrative and supervisory leadership. -Previous budgeting experience. -Fundraising experience. -Previous coaching experience
Eight-to-ten years of experience in intercollegiate athletics.
Required KSA's/Competencies/Qualifications to successfully perform work:
-Commitment to and passion for recruiting diverse student-athletes, coaches, and support staff into the Athletics Department and for promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment for UMW community members and visitors. -Commitment to building and sustaining a culture of assessment and compliance. -Effective communication and public relations skills, including the ability to clearly articulate Athletics’ vision, goals, contributions to the University’s strategic mission, and accomplishments to the department’s many constituencies. -An ability to develop a shared vision through open communication and transparency. -Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with all stakeholders (students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, community, and regional and state partners).
Preferred KSA's/Competencies/Qualifications to successfully perform work:
Extensive knowledge of NCAA Division III rules.
Internal Number: FA0286
About The University of Mary Washington
Founded in 1908 as a normal school for women, the University of Mary Washington has evolved into a distinguished public institution with strong liberal arts and sciences at its core. UMW has a student enrollment of approximately 4,000 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students. Students, about 30 percent of whom self-identify as racially or ethnically diverse and 60 percent of whom live on campus, come from 40 states and many foreign countries. UMW is known for its small, highly interactive classes, with an average undergraduate class size of 22 students. The University offers 42 major areas of study in three colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, and the College of Education. Over 150 student organizations also thrive at Mary Washington. UMW’s annual budget is approximately $120 million, with about 26% coming from the Commonwealth of Virginia.