Description: Potomac State College (WVU Keyser), part of the West Virginia University system of campuses, located in Keyser, WV is seeking applications for a Director of Athletics. This position is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and direction for athletics to ensure program effectiveness, continuous improvement, and positive experience for student-athletes on and off the field. The Director of Athletics maintains the integrity of the program, promoting and upholding the core values of Potomac State College. The Director of Athletics will strengthen and build the athletic program, developing relationships with the NJCAA, our regional partners and external constituents. The Director of Athletics reports to the Dean of Student Experience.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Provide strategic and visionary leadership to all athletic department personnel (coaches, trainers, and staff)
Create and oversee an organizational structure for the department that ensures administrative and operational effectiveness, fiscal responsibility, and compliance
Develop a strategic plan for the athletic department that supports and aligns with the mission and vision of the College
Foster an environment that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion as core principles
Ensure compliance with all NJCAA, Title IX, and institutional policies, as well as other external rules and regulations
Be responsible for all budgetary matters related to athletics which includes but is not limited to departmental budgets, reconciling payments to referees and umpires and expenditures within the athletic teams.
Collaborate with athletics and academic staff to promote academic success, retention, and graduation for all student athletes
Oversee operations of all athletic facilities
Directly supervise head coaches, trainers, and staff, including shared responsibility for hiring decisions, disciplinary or firing decisions, and full responsibility for training, mentoring, and evaluating coaches and athletics staff in accordance with College policies and expectations.
Supervise student workers who serve as gym monitors, weight-room attendants
Sustain a culture of excellence and continuous improvement throughout all aspects of the athletic department with a high-level of integrity and a strong focus on living our core values. (Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability and Appreciation)
In this context, win as much as possible
Collaborate with Student Experience personnel to coordinate athletic facility use by recreational athletics groups
Collaborate with other college personnel and the local community to coordinate athletic facility usage.
Assist coaches who request assistance in scheduling of games, equipment purchases, transportation needs, etc.
Prepare contracts for all games and officials
Responsible for assigning coverage for or covering game day management for all home athletic events.
Attend away play-off games to represent college if available.
Collaborate with Enrollment Services personnel on the recruitment of student athletes
Collaborate with Residence Life and Housing personnel on housing student athletes
Collaborate with Marketing personnel on publicity, preparation of press releases, reporting of athletic events, results, game day programs and web page updates.
Collaborate with Alumni personnel to develop events including the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Collaborate with local leaders to enhance community relations between the College and local community.
Represent the Athletic Department at meetings dealing with athletics, Conference meetings, Alumni meetings, Student Experience, and others.
Master’s Degree in athletic administration, education administration, or a related field.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in intercollegiate athletics administration experience, including personnel management, compliance, and operations.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Outstanding analytical and financial budgeting skills
Successful experience in fundraising and a commitment to the development of donor relationships
Knowledge of NCAA, NJCAA, Title IX policies, rules and regulations
High Level of Emotional Intelligence
Valid Driver's License
First Aid/CPR (Preferred)
Ability to move and coach on the field
Ability to lift 20 pounds
About WVU At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests. From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley — the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb. To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Internal Number: 16600
About WVU Potomac State College
West Virginia University is a family of distinctive campuses with locations in Morgantown, Keyser, and Beckley. At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Potomac State College, located on the WVU Keyser campus, is known for its small size and tradition of academic excellence. Our tuition remains one of the lowest in the state for a four-year institution. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://careers.wvu.edu/.