Master's Degree is required in a relevant field from an accredited institution.
Online App: 12710
The Director of Athletics (AD) is responsible for the leadership, management and complete oversight of all aspects of the athletic programs at Eastern Kentucky University, including 16 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) . The portfolio of responsibilities for this position includes management for the following areas: coaches, staff, and student-athlete recruitment and development; budgeting and financial management; compliance with all applicable federal, state, NCAA, conference, and University policies, procedures, and regulations; facility management; corporate sponsorships and fundraising; marketing, media, and public relations; and the implementation of strategies to achieve University and departmental goals.
The AD is committed to leading an athletics program that expects the highest levels of achievement academically, athletically, and operational integrity. The Director of Athletics must have strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; a high level of integrity; a demonstrated record of leadership; proven analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities; an understanding of conflict management and negotiation strategies; the ability to build consensus among diverse groups and adapt to change; and a vision for propelling Eastern Kentucky University's athletic programs into a dynamic future.
This position is considered an executive level position and shall represent the University as appropriate on committees both within and external to the institution.
Above all, the Director will be dedicated to the cause of student-athletes and their personal and academic success.
About Eastern Kentucky University:
Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and impacting the world. Founded in 1874, EKU has created opportunity for generations of students through the creativity, ingenuity, and the unwavering dedication of our faculty, staff, and administration. The institution has seen continuous improvements in outcomes that represent an unprecedented level of student success and institutional excellence.
As a school of opportunity, Eastern Kentucky University fosters personal growth and prepares students to contribute to the success and vitality of their communities, the Commonwealth, and the world.
Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.
Eastern Kentucky University's values shall permeate the mission and will be the very foundation of the institution for it to achieve its vision. The pillars of opportunity at EKU include six strategic areas of focus:
We will achieve academic excellence through recruiting, retaining, and supporting innovative faculty and through continuous assessment and strengthening of academic programs.
We will demonstrate our commitment to the success of our students through innovative engagement efforts that begin before arrival and continue after graduation.
We will demonstrate our commitment to the advancement our university by investing in the people, places, and programs that make us distinct.
We will operate from a position of financial strength by becoming as efficient as possible in our spending and maximizing resource generation.
We will revitalize the Campus Beautiful by being relentless in our efforts to secure an investment in student-centric facilities.
We will demonstrate our commitment to our communities and Region by actively seeking out those strategic opportunities that will provide direct benefits to the people of Eastern Kentucky.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, Eastern Kentucky University encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.
Five years of directly related and progressively responsible experience in athletics administration, including experience at a managerial or executive level.
Other relevant executive-level experience may be considered for up to two years of the required experience or education.
Position Title: Athletic Director
Posting Number: S00475P
Internal Number: 12710
About Eastern Kentucky University
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, Eastern has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make Eastern easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system. Richmond, ...the county seat of Madison County, is one of the Commonwealth's fastest-growing cities, with about 33,000 residents. The community provides an excellent environment for the university student and boasts a regional shopping mall, theaters, live entertainment, fine dining, cultural events and activities, as well as many areas of historic and scenic interest. Fort Boonesborough State Park, birthplace of Kentucky, is located 12 miles to the north. Many other historical sites are within easy driving distance. Scenic and recreational areas surround this section of the state .