The Athletic Director has overall responsibility for the Intercollegiate Athletic program at SUNY Oswego. This entails either direct responsibility or supervisory responsibility through assistant athletic directors, coaches and staff who conduct various aspects of the program. These areas include:
Program Policies and Procedures –Developing and implementing policies that will direct the conduct of intercollegiate sports in all its facets with attention to detail, professionalism and equity including areas of scheduling, facility use, budget allocations, and program planning. The Director shall guide program philosophy, focusing on the connection between intellectual, personal, and athletic development of student athletes.
Departmental: The Director is responsible for planning, convening, and conducting regular departmental meetings. Including addressing policy development, program needs, program assessment, communication among staff, performance expectations, services to athletes, collaborative problem-solving, strategic planning and budget.
Personnel – The Director is responsible for coordinating the selection, supervision, development, and evaluation of all Athletic Department professional, classified and student staff.
Compliance/Rules –The Director will ensure that all NCAA, SUNYAC, and ECAC rules and regulations will be properly administered and adhered to by all parties.
Scheduling – The Director will supervise all team scheduling and resulting travel, game management, and officiating needs.
Budget – The Director, with input from department staff, will develop a yearly budget plan to be presented to the Intercollegiate Athletic Board (IAB) and recommended by that group to the college president. The Director will monitor all athletic accounts.
Athlete Welfare – The Director will provide a program and atmosphere that expects and promotes both student and athlete success in the classroom, on the playing field, on the campus and in the community, including appropriate academic support, physical evaluations, insurance coverage, eligibility check, student and staff conduct, and connections to the College and community that further learning and team spirit. Establish and monitor with coaches a team captain’s program that includes risk management, interpersonal relationships, alcohol and drug use, hazing, and community service. Establish and evaluate student athlete governance and advisory groups as required.
Long Range Planning – With input from departmental staff, the IAB, and student athlete advisory groups, the Director will develop a long range plan for the department that will address division strategic plans, facility updates, equipment needs, and personnel needs on a continual basis.
Sports Publicity – The Director will supervise the Sports Information Director in the formulation of a plan to provide appropriate publicity for teams and for the department as well as work with media and with alumni. Supervise the maintenance of appropriate departmental website, including statistics, schedules, and athlete promotions.
University Responsibility – The Director will serve on university committees as appropriate in consultation with supervisor, will assign staff to Divisional committees and work groups, and provide leadership to integrating athletics into the life and management of the College. The Director will encourage departmental participation in community service and will engage in community relations through appropriate means to improve college athletics community participation.
Facilities: The Director is the building coordinator for athletic facilities and is responsible for monitoring conditions, seeking upgrades and repairs, and scheduling events and activities consistent with the requirements of the College’s Facilities Use Policy.
The Director of Athletics reports to and is responsible to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
In addition, the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics will be expected to display a commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications and commitment to diversity , curriculum vitae/resume, copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for five professional references to:
Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered. Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. Background checks will be conducted for finalists.
Visa sponsorship not available for this position.
Description of Department:
SUNY Oswego is a learner centered institution and is committed to student learning, particularly as it relates to academic excellence, personal growth and student athlete engagement in academic and campus life. The College, with a full-time enrollment of ~6,700 undergraduates, presently supports 24 sports 12 women’s; 12 men’s) in the SUNY Athletic Conference (SUNYAC), an athlete academic support program, and a department program for student athlete community service.
SUNY Oswego Athletics aims to educate and develop the whole person by providing its student athletes with competitive intercollegiate athletic opportunities in keeping with the philosophy of the NCAA Division III, the SUNYAC conference, and the educational mission of SUNY Oswego.
First and foremost, SUNY Oswego Athletics emphasizes and fosters the academic achievements of its student athletes and the ability of athletic competition to enhance the development of skills like teamwork, leadership, respect for diversity, and good sportsmanship. Similarly, our program values civic engagement and commits to sponsoring robust service learning opportunities to further develop social responsibility.
Finally, SUNY Oswego Athletics seeks to advance the College’s overall mission of preparing its students and athletes to be leaders in creating a diverse, multicultural world that celebrates the talents of each individual and at the same time respects and advances the equal rights of all.
Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 "Top Regional Universities in the North" by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.
Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.
Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/title-ix/non-discrimination-policy.
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Master’s degree at time of application
Two - five years of intercollegiate or professional head coaching experience
Administrative experience in athletics, including budget management, staff supervision, and facilities management
Demonstrated broad knowledge of NCAA rules and familiarity with NCAA compliance procedures
Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply rules and policies, including a student conduct code, with integrity
Experience with external fundraising, marketing and promotion
Demonstrated a record of establishing and maintaining an excellent relationship with the local community and alumni
Demonstrated leadership and communication skills and an ability to select and mentor coaches
Demonstrated ability to work closely with other institutional departments, particularly Intramurals and Recreation, Residence Life, Facilities Maintenance, the Intercollegiate Athletic Board, and faculty and staff
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego