Unclassified Limited Staff - Director of Athletics (Public May Apply)

Code: 13187 Posted: 06/09/2017


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Director of Athletics.

The Director of Athletics is responsible for the overall Athletic Program at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and will report to the Chancellor. The Director of Athletics 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 and lead an effective program.





  • Master's degree in related field
  • 5-7 years of experience applying NCAA guidelines, federal regulations and/or other policies/procedures in 
  • Intercollegiate athletics 
  • Demonstrated record of successfully leading a complex organization
  • Proven ability in the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of personnel
  • Proven record of successful fundraising and entrepreneurial involvement




  • 5-7 years of experience administering an NCAA athletics program
  • Progressively responsible experience as a coach and/or administrator in intercollegiate athletics
  • Extensive, related, and progressive administrative experience






  • Provides overall leadership, strategic direction and oversight for all aspects of a NCAA Division II Intercollegiate Department of Athletics 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 Department of Athletics on and off campus; lead efforts to build winning programs in line with UW-Parkside's academic mission and motivate 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 segregated fee budgets to Parkside Student Government for approval and adoption.
  • Oversee all matters of policy, academics, procedures and compliance within the Department of Athletics.
  • 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 matters related to budgets, schedules, employment and discipline within the department.
  • Represent the Department of Athletics on appropriate campus committees.
  • 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.
  • Arrange for corporate sponsorships.
  • 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.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:



  • Ability to serve as a leader, provide effective vision, management, administration and coordination of all activities, programs and services in the Department of Athletics with a demonstrated commitment to supporting the University of Wisconsin-Parkside's mission and strategic priorities.
  • Knowledge of appropriate staff recruiting practices and ability to hire, train, mentor, supervise and evaluate coaches and other Department of Athletics staff in accordance with all applicable university and UW System policies as well as relevant union regulations. 
  • Ability to develop and sustain revenue streams capable of augmenting the operating budgets to support NCAA Division II programs, including scholarships, program enhancement, travel-related expenses, equipment and supplies, and facilities maintenance/augmentation. 
  • Ability to oversee and play an active and lead role in fundraising and development efforts; as well as to work collaboratively with the UW-Parkside University Advancement Department in these efforts. 
  • Ability to provide oversight in the planning, management and expenditure of all general, revenue and University of Wisconsin-Parkside Foundation accounts in accordance with all applicable state laws and university and UW System policies. 
  • Knowledge of relevant federal laws (including Title IX), NCAA guidelines, conference regulations, and university policies.
  • Ability to ensure that all athletic events and activities are conducted and implemented in a manner which minimizes risk to student safety and liability to the institution while participating in any authorized intercollegiate athletic event. 
  • Ability to create an environment of working effectively and respectfully in a culturally diverse and ethnically rich environment.
  • Commitment to placing the holistic success, personal development and well-being of student-athletes as central to the mission of Intercollegiate athletics. 
  • Ability to cultivate, manage, and sustain effective working relationships with community-based organizations and civic groups.
  • Skill to manage a complex organization in a fiscally responsible manner that reflects integrity, honors institutional culture, and emphasizes ongoing collaboration with internal and external constituents. 
  • Exhibit excellent management skills such as: foster a cooperative environment; ability to develop, plan, implement and evaluate short and long-range goals; ability to make administrative and/procedural decisions and judgments; skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to drive vehicle for travel responsibilities.
  • Ability to utilize current and emerging technologies.






UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University's primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.



Applications received by 11:59 PM June 21, 2017, are ensured full consideration.





STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants Apply Here (candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Applicants Apply Here (candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under "Main Menu" choose:





  • "Self Service"
  • "Recruiting"
  • "Careers" 

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:



  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "13187"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Director of Athletics"
  • Click "Apply Now"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process

STEP 3: 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. Please include the following documents:




  • CV/Resume
  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • Names and contact information of three references

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have questions about how to apply go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen 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.







Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/








Inquiries and questions about this position can be directed to:

Dr. Kurt Patberg
Athletics Staffing and Consultants, LLC
Phone: (404) 434-5146
Email: kpatberg.ASC@gmail.com

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Jean Hrpcek
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Office: (262) 595-2368
Email: hrpcek@uwp.edu








A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.




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