Ferrum College seeks qualified, highly motivated candidates for the position of Director of Athletics. This position reports directly to the President of the College and works closely with members of the President’s Cabinet -- Provost, Enrollment, Finance, and Institutional Advancement.
The Director of Athletics oversees all NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports and sets athletics policies and procedures for the College, under the broad direction of the President, in full compliance with guidelines of the NCAA and of the Old Dominion Athletics Conference (ODAC). In addition to overseeing all day-to-day operations of the Ferrum College Athletics Department, and developing and managing the Athletics Department budget, the Director of Athletics will work collaboratively with the Office of Institutional Advancement and the Office of Marketing and Communication, respectively, to coordinate fundraising efforts for Ferrum College athletics and to help ensure visual brand consistency and enhance the College’s public image.
The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of prior athletics administrative/managerial and coaching experience, have excellent planning, organizational, budgeting, and leadership skills, and demonstrate superb interpersonal skills, reflecting the ability to establish and maintain rapport with students, parents, the coaching staff, other direct reports, faculty and staff members, other campus administrators, and all external constituencies (alumni, Board members, donors, other athletics directors, and the local community). The successful candidate must be able to meet deadlines, work skillfully under pressure, solve problems, make decisions, and be a positive, collaborative leader.
Preferred qualifications include: a master’s degree in sports management, business, health and human performance, organizational leadership, educational administration, or a closely related field; completed coursework in finance and budgeting; prior experience in fund raising; and more than five years of athletics administrative and coaching experience.
To be considered for this key position, please submit a letter of application, a résumé or c.v., and a list of five references: by mail to the Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 1000, Ferrum, VA, 24088, OR by email to email@example.com.
Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.
Bachelor's degree, five or more years of administrative/managerial and coaching experience.
About Ferrum College
Founded in 1913, Ferrum College provides life-long learning and outstanding career and graduate school preparation in a setting of rich natural beauty. A four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, Ferrum offers nationally recognized bachelor’s degree programs ranging from business and environmental science to teacher education and criminal justice, campus-wide wireless Internet, small classes, and a dedicated faculty. Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers and state parks, and numerous small towns brimming with regional heritage, Ferrum College also boasts a wide variety of venues for outdoor recreation and cultural enrichment.