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Director of Intercollegiate Athletics - Archive
Intercollegiate Athletics

Posting: 10112
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2010-07-18

Closes: priority deadline June 10; position open until filled

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience

PERIOD OF APPOINTMENT: Full time, twelve month position

The University of Oregon seeks a Director of Intercollegiate Athletics to oversee a Division I athletic department sponsoring 19 men's and women's sports competing in the PAC-10. The AD is expected to lead in a manner that integrates and supports the educational and athletic mission and mandates of the University, the Pacific-10 Conference and the NCAA. Position responsibilities include:

Strategic Planning, Fundraising and Financial Responsibilities

* Develop a premier organization that executes the business of Division 1 athletics while also being a committed partner with the academic community.
* Develop a clear vision and strategic plan that will ensure the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has a competitive advantage in fundraising, facilities development, and the recruitment, retention and promotion of student-athletes and athletic personnel.
* Make sound decisions with regard to all department matters including financial and human resources, strategic planning, facility planning and development, and public relations.
* Provide leadership that adheres to the highest standards of integrity and ethics in all athletic, academic and business matters.
* Preserve and protect the athletic department's financial self-sufficiency in a manner consistent with the university's mission and operating policies and procedures.
* Create and promote an environment in which diversity and equity can thrive.
* Ensure compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations.
* Actively create programs and set expectations that support the academic mission of the university.
* Work with the NCAA, Pacific-10 Conference and the broadcast and television networks to ensure that UO receives maximum revenues and exposure from radio and television. Protect the interests of the university related to all forms of media production of UO athletics events.
* Cultivate endowment/donor relationships in order to establish sustainable excellence reflective of the culture that is uniquely Oregon.

Student-Athletes and Students

* Demonstrate a commitment to academic integrity and the integral role of athletics as part of the overall educational mission of the institution.
* Set conditions and promote an environment that fosters each student athlete's health and welfare, academic and athletic achievement, and overall growth and development.
* Develops and maintains procedures to ensure that the rules and regulations of the Pacific-10 Conference and NCAA are met.
* Work with Support Services for Student Athletes staff to develop and maintain a quality program that meets the academic needs of the student-athletes (e.g., counseling, tutoring, study hall, academic advising).
* Provide a strong medical training program for the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries, as well as supporting the general health of all student-athletes.
* Works with the Office of Compliance and Student Services regarding student attendance at athletic events, code of conduct, etc.

Management of Departmental Business Practices

* Ensure that all athletic department policies, procedures and practices are consistent with policies and procedures set forth by the University, the State Board of Higher Education, the Pacific-10 Conference, NCAA rules and certification requirements, and all state and federal laws, including Title IX.
* Maintain, with the assistance of the Executive and Senior Associate Athletic Directors, a staff of head coaches and trainers that are nationally recognized for their coaching/training records and their contributions to both their profession and to the academic well being of student athletes.
* Ensure the continuous evaluation of administrative and support staff, coaches and trainers to promote and maintain the highest standards of performance in the areas of: degree attainment/graduation, teaching athletic skills, ethical recruitment of student-athletes, comportment, and the overall development of student athletes.
* Provide supervision and leadership that ensures that the UO Department of Intercollegiate Athletics recruits and retains a highly competitive, competent and diverse coaching, administrative, support staff and student-athlete community, consistent with the mission and values of the University of Oregon.
* Support the professional development of the administrative and coaching staff, promoting their accomplishments and establishing positive morale and relationships.

Effective Public Relations, Brand Management and Building Community

* Serve as the chief spokesperson for the University of Oregon regarding athletic business.
* Engage and communicate with the academic community of the university, including faculty, staff and administration.
* Understand and communicate the value of athletics to the overall mission and strategic plan of the University, to both internal and external constituencies.
* Develop and maintain a quality and comprehensive intercollegiate sports information and marketing program.
* Work collaboratively and effectively with the University's Intercollegiate Athletics Committee.
* Promote and enhance relationships with those who have an association with or vested interest in the success of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, including UO alumni and friends, members of the University of Oregon Alumni Association, the University of Oregon Foundation, the Duck Athletic Fund and Oregon Clubs.
* Maintain positive working relationships with the Pacific-10 Conference, NCAA and other professional organizations.
* Represent the University on committees within the Pac-10 Conference and the NCAA, as well as other related associations.
* Perform other duties as assigned by the University President.

Required Education and Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree required; advance degree preferred
* At least 10 years progressive and highly relevant experience that demonstrates success in formulating and/or executing a strategic plan, developing and executing a capital construction program, supervising senior-level executives/staff, developing and monitoring a comprehensive budgeting process, and overseeing an annual fundraising effort and long-term capital campaign;
* Demonstrated commitment to diversity and a track record of working effectively with diverse groups required;
* Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills;
* Successful candidate subject to criminal and credit background check.

Preferred Qualifications

* Demonstrated success as a senior leader of a large, diverse, intercollegiate athletic program

The University of Oregon invites letters of nomination, applications, or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University:

Parker Executive Search
Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2440
Atlanta, GA 30328

Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to June 10, 2010. For additional information please contact:

Daniel F. Parker, Sr.
Laurie Wilder, Senior Vice President
770-804-1996 ext: 109

The University of Oregon is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution committed cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.