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. 

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Application Process

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
  • Resume
  • 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.


Amanda Joncas
Available Until: 06/27/2023

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