Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is seeking a dynamic, innovative leader to serve as Director of Athletics and Recreation. This position will oversee a thriving intercollegiate athletics and recreation enterprise that serves a campus of 8,500 students.
Intercollegiate athletics at Missouri S&T comprises 17 sports (9 men's and 8 women's) with approximately 400 student-athletes competing at the NCAA Division II level as part of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). The intercollegiate program is competitive at the conference and national levels and has produced 279 All-American award winners and 101 Academic All-Americans in the NCAA Division II.
The active student body has a strong interest in fitness and recreation. Missouri S&T Student Council advocated for an expanded fitness center, which opened this past year. The robust intramural program engages students in individual and team sports with nearly 8,000 entries annually.
Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, the director will set the vision and strategic direction for the department and provide leadership to a team of 13 staff and 20 full-time coaches. This position will work closely with the Chancellor and Faculty Athletic Representative on NCAA and GLVC matters.
The director will be committed to creating an inclusive environment that fosters individual and team growth and life skill development. The successful candidate will be student-centered, visible, and engaged in the department, campus, and community activities and events.
Provide leadership and administrative supervision of intercollegiate sports, recreation, intramural, and fitness programs
Establish department goals aligned with the campus strategic plan and demonstrate outcomes
Provide leadership in the evaluation of intercollegiate athletics and recreation facility needs
Oversee the development, operations, maintenance, and planning of facilities
Provide sound financial and operational leadership aligned with applicable laws and policies
Develop administrative policies and procedures that support athletic and recreational goals
Review programs regularly to ensure effectiveness and continuous improvement
Oversee compliance based on NCAA Division II and GLVC conference rules and regulations
Work collaboratively with the Sports Medicine Program to ensure the health of student-athletes in compliance with NCAA and NATA standards
Lead recruiting efforts to build and retain diverse, high-quality athletic teams and programs
Collaborate with Advancement on revenue generation and fundraising strategies
Engage campus stakeholders on recreational programs that support health and wellbeing
Promote the impact and value of athletics and recreation for student success
Promote personal and professional development of students and staff
Promote and sustain a culture of transparency, professionalism, integrity, and respect
Lead the department in building collaborative relationships with alumni and community constituents
? About Missouri S&T
Missouri S&T is one of the top technological research universities in the nation. Surrounded by the Ozarks scenery (Rolla is about 100 miles west of St. Louis), the campus is accessible, safe, and friendly. Known for its engineering programs, S&T also offers degrees in the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business.
S&T students are actively engaged in the learning experience. With more than 200 student organizations, there is a place for everyone to become engaged in the campus community. Upon graduation, these experienced students are in extremely high demand by corporate entities across the nation and around the world. Over 300 employers visit the campus every semester to participate in one of the largest career fairs in the Midwest.
A Master's degree in related/relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 7 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary
A Master's degree and five to seven years of significant administrative experience in a leadership position within an intercollegiate athletics department. Incumbent must be an effective communicator with excellent organizational skills and experience with financial management and facilities operations. Demonstrated experience in marketing, fundraising, and managing compliance matters is desirable.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
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