| 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.