| Middle Georgia State University, a multi-campus state institution, seeks an experienced leader to serve as Director of Athletics. The Department of Athletics houses the intercollegiate varsity athletics, club sports, and recreation and wellness programs. |
Middle Georgia State University (MGA) is part of the University System of Georgia and is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Southern States Athletics Conference (SSAC). Athletics sponsors 10 intercollegiate varsity teams on two campuses. Women’s volleyball, women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s tennis operate on the Macon campus, and baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s soccer operate on the Cochran campus. MGA operates a Recreation and Wellness Center on both Macon and Cochran campuses. THE POSITION: The Director of Athletics serves on the student affairs senior leadership team and is responsible for the overall direction and supervision of all multi-campus intercollegiate varsity athletics, club sports, and recreation and wellness programs and all administrative, operational, and business functions of the department in accordance with the policies and procedures established by Middle Georgia State, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, the Southern States Athletics Conference (SSAC), and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The director reports to the vice president for student affairs and meets with the president as needed. This position is also responsible for developing and maintaining a program that promotes and reflects athletic success, a high level of integrity, and the successful academic achievement of the student athletes. RESPONSIBILITIES: Providing direction and leadership for the university’s varsity athletic, club sports, recreation, and wellness programs; supervise the work of coaches, coordinators and trainers; coordinate with university management and consultants to develop and implement strategic plans. Providing leadership and management for the intercollegiate athletic program, including policy issues, academic and athletic performance, budgeting, fiscal management, scheduling, adherence to university policies, association and conference regulations, staff supervision and evaluation, long-range planning, public and media relations and athletic fundraising. Working with University Advancement to develop, implement, and direct fundraising and corporate support programs for intercollegiate athletics and perform individual visits for the purpose of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Organizing, directing, and participating in activities that will promote a positive public image on the university campuses, as well as locally, regionally and nationally. Collaborating with university services to support the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of student athletes; encouraging and recognizing student success in service, in the classroom and in competition. Encouraging and creating an atmosphere of sportsmanship, professionalism, and respect among staff, coaches and student athletes while maintaining a competitive program. Providing oversight for administrative, operational, and business functions of multi-campus athletic, recreational, and wellness facilities and programs, as well as supervision of staff. Certifying athletic eligibility for student athletes in accordance with national association rules and Middle Georgia State University standards; manage the letter of Intent process and provide proper and timely dissemination of all conference and national association information to commissioners, coaches, staff, and student athletes where appropriate. Overseeing, monitoring, and promoting student success through the Champions of Character programs and other initiatives that focus on student engagement and thus support efforts to increase persistence, retention, and academic success for all student athletes. Attending and participating in the president’s cabinet meetings (as required), in university, association, and conference committees, and in athletic association board meetings THE INSTITUTION: Middle Georgia State University is an institution strongly committed to quality education and student success through excellence and innovation. MGA recruits faculty, staff, and administrators with the experience and talent to sustain a supportive and productive learning environment for a diverse student population. With campuses in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman, and Warner Robins and a total enrollment of about 7800 students, no other university has the reach that Middle Georgia State has across central Georgia. The average student age is 26. Minority students comprise more than one-third of the student body. With day, evening, and online classes, Middle Georgia State offers 13 associate’s, 19 bachelor’s, and 2 master’s degree programs. MGA plans to develop additional graduate-level offerings. The institution has a strong online presence. Student housing is provided at the Cochran, Eastman, and Macon campuses, and both residential and commuter students participate in the more than 60 student organizations provided for opportunities to develop a sense of community and lasting relationships. MGA Athletics develops a sense of campus spirit that motivates students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community to engage with the institution APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately. Position open until filled. For best consideration, submit applications by February 20, 2017.
Questions about this position can be directed to Dr. Kurt Patberg of Athletics Staffing & Consultants at email@example.com at 404-434-5146.
TO APPLY: Application materials should be emailed as a Microsoft Word or Adobe.pdf attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Director of Athletics”. Application materials are to include a resume, an MGA Staff application; a letter of interest which includes salary requirements; and three professional references. Paper application materials will not be accepted.
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