Department: Athletics Recruitment #: S1701 Salary: Salary will be competitive and will commensurate with experience. Closing Date: Review of applications will begin February 17, 2017. Open until filled. Western Oregon University is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader for the position of Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable position in the Department of Athletics. WOU is a NCAA Division II member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference competing in the following team sports: Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country, Softball, Baseball, and Football. WOU is one of the seven public universities in Oregon and it is governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
Western Oregon University is committed to the active promotion of diversity and is searching for a candidate that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and ability to engage with those of all cultures or backgrounds. The candidate should have an understanding and working knowledge of multicultural and gender equity issues, and their potential applications to athletic competition, pedagogy, programming and service activity. The candidate will be expected to promote strong external relations, and have a demonstrated commitment to external fundraising in support of the University mission and athletics.
The Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics is responsible for managing, directing, and supervising all facets of Western Oregon University’s athletics program as a member of the NCAA and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference while maintaining a strong tradition of academic excellence among student-athletes. The Executive Director reports directly to the university President and, as a senior level administrator, serves as a member of the President’s Staff.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: • Plan, lead, and direct internal operations of the Athletics Department. • Plan, prepare, and manage operational, financial aid, and personnel budgets for the department. • Supervise and evaluate head coaches and director-level athletic personnel. • Maintain and promote the positive student-athlete experience, the concept of gender equity and Title IX, and a commitment to diversity within the student-athlete population and athletic department personnel. • Cultivate a culture of rules compliance among student-athletes, coaches, across campus, and our community. • Provide leadership and articulate with coaches, alumni, boosters, and the University Advancement staff on athletic fundraising initiatives as well as seek out ticketing, promotions, and other revenue generation possibilities. • Develop effective external relations to provide financial support for athletics. • Evaluate, plan, fund-raise, and oversee the possible expansion and enhancement of the athletics program and athletics facilities.
Candidates will be evaluated on the following qualifications:
Master’s Degree is required.
Five years of progressive management experience and leadership of intercollegiate athletics.
Demonstrated experience with supervision and evaluation of coaches and athletics staff.
Demonstrated advocacy for student-athletes and the athletics program on and off campus.
Demonstrated fiscal responsibilities that include preparation and management of operational, financial aid, and personnel budgets of similar size.
Demonstrated commitment to gender equity, diversity, and the enrichment of the student-athlete experience.
Experience with a broad based Division II (or similar level) athletics program that includes football is preferred.
Experience with a capital campaign and/or successful marketing experience is preferred.
**A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment
We are not considering candidates for this position who require Visa sponsorship support.
Cover letter addressing how the candidate specifically meets the experience requirements listed under qualifications. Please include how your experience, education, and /or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
Contact information for five references
Unofficial copy of transcripts confirming the highest degree earned
Submit to:S1701 Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Human Resources Office, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, Oregon 97361 OR email to firstname.lastname@example.org OR fax to 503.838.8144.
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 4800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community.
Western Oregon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized, public, comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The University serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, ab...out 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.