Director of Athletics (DII)
Position Is Open Until Filled
Code: 19617 Posted: 04/14/2023
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. One of 13 four-year institutions within the University of Wisconsin System, Parkside provides an educational value to our students that’s unparalleled. An affordable, high-quality education is an investment in one’s future, and we believe the cost of an education should not prevent any student from achieving his or her educational and professional goals. The university is the proud recipient of the 2022 AASCU Excellence & Innovation Award for Student Success and College Completion from The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), a testament to years of strategic efforts.
UW-Parkside is a great place to start or enhance your career. The campus is nestled in 700 acres of woodland and prairie and two miles west of Lake Michigan in Kenosha, WI. At Parkside we offer competitive pay and benefits, as well as an engaging and supportive work environment. Parkside is a community that’s easy to call home. Find out why.
Position Title: Athletics Dir (Inst) (Director of Athletics)
Employment Type: Full-Time, Limited Appointment, Salaried
Reports To: The Director of Athletics will report to the Chancellor.
Full Time Pay Range: $125,000-$150,000, annualized.
The Athletic Director is responsible for the overall Athletic Program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and will report to the Chancellor. The Athletic Director is responsible for athletic personnel, budgets, marketing and fundraising; compliance with NCAA, Conference, federal, state, and university rules and regulations, athletic facilities, and the sports medicine, intramurals and intercollegiate programs. The position requires leadership, excellent management and communication skills and the ability to build, sustain, and lead an effective program.
Essential Job Functions
- Provides overall leadership, strategic direction and oversight for all aspects of a Division II intercollegiate athletics department that reflects a commitment and adherence to the highest standards of integrity in academic, financial and business matters, as well as full compliance with NCAA, Conference, and university rules and regulations and other applicable policies as well as state and federal laws.
- Advance programs, policies and procedures that promote and support the academic success and general welfare of all student-athletes.
- Lead by example through a strong commitment to an inclusive, diverse environment that best serves the needs of student-athletes, coaches, and staff.
- Serve as spokesperson for the athletic department on and off campus; lead efforts to build cognitive programs in line with UW-Parkside’s academic mission while motivating and mentor an outstanding coaching and administrative staff.
- Responsible for hiring, supervising and evaluating department personnel and assuring their commitment to the university’s academic mission.
- Assume the administrative responsibility for all phases of the intercollegiate athletic program. These include: scheduling, eligibility, compliance, personnel direction and evaluation, athletic facility improvement and maintenance, facility management, fiscal affairs, fundraising, sponsorship, sports medicine, promotions, publicity, game administration and other related activities.
- Prepare and present the annual budget to the Chancellor and budget team and segregated fee budgets to Parkside Student Government for approval and adoption in partnership with Associate AD for Business Operations
- Oversee all matters of policy, academics, procedures and compliance within the athletic department.
- Evaluate the Department of Athletics on a routine basis and make/implement recommended changes for improvement.
- Ensure gender equity and compliance with Title IX regulations.
- Meet regularly with the Faculty Athletic Board on all updates and request feedback on matters related to department operations, student athlete success and challenges, and current and future department goals.
- Represent athletics and UWP on appropriate campus and community committees and boards.
- Represent UW-Parkside at conference functions and actively participate in conference committees where appropriate.
- Represent UW-Parkside at NCAA functions and actively participate in association functions and committees where appropriate.
- Identify, solicit, cultivate and shepherd individual and corporate donors and prospects especially from among former student-athletes, parents of current student-athletes, parents of former student-athletes and athletic minded members of the community. Coordinate all efforts through office of University Advancement.
- Assist with and approve fund raising efforts made by the coaching staff.
- Oversee Intramural program.
- Serve as a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Team.
- Advanced degree in related field.
- Experience applying NCAA guidelines, federal regulations and/or other policies/procedures in intercollegiate athletics.
- Proven ability in the hiring, supervision and evaluation of personnel.
- Proven record of successful fundraising and entrepreneurial involvement.
- 4-5 years of experience in Intercollegiate athletics.
Although not required, the ideal candidate will possess the following;
- Experience administering an NCAA DII athletics program.
- Progressively responsible experience as a coach and/or administrator in intercollegiate athletics.
- Extensive, related and progressive administrative experience.
- 5+ years of experience working in intercollegiate athletics.
- Demonstrated record of successfully leading a complex organization.
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.
STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:
External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
STEP 2: Submit application materials
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:
- Cover Letter
- The names and email addresses of three (3) professional references
Review of Applications
Applications received by 5/8/2023 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.
You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
Legal Notices and Important Information
Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. (see TC1 - App. 4 and p. 12)
Note: Criminal Background Check – The Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division prohibits employers from using criminal background check information, policies or practices that have a “disparate impact” and is not “job-related and consistent with business necessity” in hiring decisions. All information used to screen or hire job applications should relate to the duties of the job.
UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
UW-Parkside is committed to providing an environment in which our diverse community of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. We aspire to foster a more equitable and inclusive climate and culture between and among students, faculty, and staff, and to improve justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in every aspect of campus life. Please visit The Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for additional information.
It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.
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Transcripts will be required upon hire.
Available Until: 06/27/2023