Position Number: S00475P Position Type: Staff Position Category: Fulltime Professionals Search Type: External Posted Salary Information: Grade 54 Driver Classification: Driver City: Richmond Division: Athletic Director Search Department: Athletic Director Search Unit: Intercollegiate Athletics Administration @ FLSA: Exempt Contact Person: Betina Gardner Schedule Type: Full Time (37.5 hrs per week or more) Additional Schedule Details: Funding Source: Institutional Retirement: KTRS
Position Summary: 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.
Minimum Education: Master’s Degree is required in a relevant field from an accredited institution.
Minimum Experience: • 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.
Minimum Licensure and Certification:
Desired Qualifications: Candidates must be able to demonstrate a high level of competency with each of the listed duties and responsibilities.
Posting Number: S00475P Number of Vacancies: 1 Job Open Date: 11/04/2019 Application Review Date: Job Close Date: 12/6/2019 Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions Summary: Application Process:
Eastern Kentucky University invites interested candidates to submit a cover letter along with a resume and/or curriculum vitae to Search Committee Chair Betina Gardner at email@example.com. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by December 6, 2019.
For additional information please contact: Betina L. Gardner; VP of Development & Alumni Engagement; Coates CPO 19A; 521 Lancaster Avenue; Richmond, KY 40475; (859) 622-5036; firstname.lastname@example.org
AA/EEO Statement: Eastern Kentucky University is an EEO/AA institution that values diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body. In keeping with this commitment, the University welcomes applications from diverse candidates who support diversity.
Background Check Statement: Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.