Director of Intercollegiate Athletics (Athletic Director)
Virginia Military Institute
Location: Lexington, Virginia
DUTIES RELATED TO THE DIRECTOR OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics leads the Virginia Military Institute Athletic Department. This position provides oversight for all aspects of the 18 NCAA Division I varsity athletic programs (11 male, 7 female), including matters pertaining to academic and athletic success, budgets, compliance, fundraising, marketing, operations, personnel, sports facilities and student-athlete welfare and development. The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics guides the overall direction of the athletic department and leads a team of highly qualified professionals to shape VMI’s student-athletes into productive leaders and to focus the athletic experience on academic achievement, competitive athletic performance, and being an integrated member of the Corps of Cadets.
The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics reports to the Superintendent (President) and represents the institute in all conference matters (VMI is a member of the Southern Conference).
Duties and Responsibilities
Build an excellent work environment throughout all levels of the Athletic Department Develop, execute, and oversee the strategic plan for the Athletic Department Identify, hire, support, mentor, and evaluate ethical and talented coaches in all NCAA sports Create an efficient and productive operation for all athletic administrative staff Work in coordination with the Superintendent, the President of the VMI Alumni Agencies, and other individuals to oversee a fundraising plan for Athletics Manage Athletic facilities by coordinating with the designated facility managers Identify priorities for Athletic facilities construction and capital improvement projects Responsible for the Athletic Department budget and monitoring use of funds Foster an environment of compliance with Federal, State, NCAA, Southern Conference, and VMI policies Build successful relationships with the Board of Visitors, the Alumni Board, the VMI Keydet Club, alumni donors, and faculty Oversee athletic department marketing, promotions, and public relations Collaborate and coordinate as a member of VMI’s executive team Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. Critical Skills / Attributes
Communicate Effectively Collaborate with positivity Manage Complexity Results Driven A role model to colleagues and students Requirements
Master’s degree required Minimum five years of experience and understanding of leadership and administration of an NCAA 1 intercollegiate athletic department Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion Strong ethical integrity In addition to the online application please submit a resume, cover letter (addressed to “Chair – Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Search Committee”), and the names of three professional references, along with your application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as received and accepted until the position is filled. A Criminal and Education background check is required for all successful candidates.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
The Virginia Military Institute invites letters of nomination, applications, or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search committee. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to May 6, 2022. For additional information please contact:
Robert W. Moreschi, Ph.D., RFC Brigadier General, Virginia Militia Deputy Superintendent for Academics and Dean of the Faculty Office of the Dean Virginia Military Institute 210 Smith Hall, Lexington, Virginia 24450-0304 540-464-7212 Office firstname.lastname@example.org
VMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against anyone because of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities, or based on any other status protected by law. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni also are encouraged to apply. VMI will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with documented disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment, educational opportunities, programs and services.
VMI is a public, four-year, undergraduate military college (1,200 students) located in the historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Lexington (population 7,000) offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere, a relaxed rural pace, and a diverse economic base to make life both pleasant and rewarding.