Full Time, Regular, Exempt Position The University of Maine at Fort Kent seeks applications for the full time position of Director of Athletics. Work location is Fort Kent, Maine. Purpose: The Director of Athletics provides administrative direction and oversight for all intercollegiate, intramural and recreational athletics staff, programs, facilities and activities and coaches one sport. The director is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal, divisional and university athletics regulations, administering departmental funds and accounts in a fiscally responsible manner and sustaining a culture of sportsmanship, professionalism and respect at all levels. The director also collaborates with student administrative offices and Admissions on the recruitment and retention of student athletes and with University Affairs and the media on publicity and reporting of athletic events and results. Frequent nights and week-end work and in-season travel required. Reports To: President Supervises: Athletics Staff -currently includes three full-time professional and administrative staff, and two to six temporary coaches and assistant coaches. Functional Relationships: Works with other departments as necessary.
Major duties: The responsibilities of the Director of Athletics shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: •Develop and evaluate goals for the athletic program that align with the mission and vision of the University; •Work with Advising and faculty to coordinate programs and initiatives for the academic success and retention of student-athletes. •Provide administrative direction and oversight for all athletics programs and activities and supervise the control, issuance and maintenance of recreational athletic equipment and facilities; •Supervise full and part-time athletics staff in collaboration with Human Resources, oversee the hiring, performance management and employment actions for direct and indirect staff. Fully responsible for training, mentoring, and evaluating coaches and athletics staff; •Coach at least one sports team and coordinate activities of all other coaches, teams and recreational athletics groups; •Plan, implement, and promote intercollegiate, intramural, and recreational athletic programs including scheduling games for varsity sports, ensuring a robust intramural program, and developing and overseeing a range of recreational programs and activities offered for credit and not for credit, including canoeing, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, winter camping and survival, and others; •Establish and maintain standards of dress, scholarship and conduct for team travel and training, and practice rules for all varsity athletes; •Monitor strict observances of equality of opportunity in men’s and women’s athletics by keeping informed of legal requirements and consulting with university staff regarding compliance with the law and to initiate and coordinate the certification of academic and health eligibility of all varsity athletes; •Collaborate with University Relations in the preparation of press releases and the arrangement of media coverage for athletic events, and insure that the appropriate media is informed of the results of all athletic events. Work closely with the Media Services department to create multimedia and web applications, web site, social media, and database content.. •Develop and manage departmental, team, and special events budgets; order equipment; and ensure departmental compliance with all University cash handling and management policies; •Collect and analyze departmental statistics and data and prepare and distribute reports as appropriate; •Recruit student athletes in coordination with the Admissions Office and develop alumni athletics events, community relationships, and fund-raising opportunities; •Coordinate the use of athletic vehicles including negotiation of contract, insurance control, scheduling use, maintenance, and cleaning, and coordinating delivery and inspection; •Coordinate and organize the annual Athletic Hall of Fame by soliciting applications, conducting committee meetings, communicating with inductees, and plan induction ceremony and banquet; •Support and assist in campus wellness and other related University activities; •Represent the University at professional meetings, within a national athletic association, and other special or public events; •Function as a member of the University Community by accepting special and committee assignments as may be requested by supervisor; •Must provide leadership in collaboration with Human Resources and Student Affairs on programming related to Title IX issues, drinking and drug education, and responsibilities of student athletics as role models for other students and to the campus community. •Adhere to academic integrity and student success by engaging the entire athletic staff in educational programming, mentoring and one-on-one work with student athletes. •Dedication to the UMFK community through outreach with community organizations and integrating student athletics in volunteer and other community work. •Perform other duties as may be assigned by President.
Three to five years administrative and coaching experience.
Supervisory and administrative experience
Commercial Bus Driver’s License or ability to obtain license and be an authorized and approved University Driver based on the Driver Administration Policy.
Collegiate soccer coaching and/or playing experience
Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the salary range is between $40-$60,000 plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers wellness programs.
Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position.” You will need to create an applicant profile, complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references), and upload a cover letter and a resume/curriculum vitae which fully describes your qualifications and experiences with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications. You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.
Review of applications begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, materials should be submitted by June 11, 2018. Materials received after that date will be considered at the discretion of the University.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.
All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status and gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Debra Pelletier, Associate Human Resources Partner, 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743.
Additional Salary Information: 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents.
About University of Maine at Fort Kent
Founded in 1878, the University of Maine at Fort Kent is a unique learning institution perfect for people seeking a rural scholastic atmosphere of modern academic standards combined with an eclectic mix of rugged outdoor vistas and access to cosmopolitan epicenters across two countries. The learning opportunities at UMFK have become a model of a "rural university" that other New England campuses attempt to emulate. Strong academic programs include associate and bachelor’s degrees in such disciplines as nursing, business, education, forestry and cyber security among others. The student body at UMFK numbering more than 1,900, has a higher percentage of international students than any other university in New England, creating a unique cultural opportunity. Featuring seventy-seven full-time and adjunct faculty and eighty-one staff, UMFK enjoys national recognition for quality and value as well as championships in men’s and women’s soccer.