Potomac State College, part of the West Virginia University system of campuses, located in Keyser, WV is seeking qualified candidates for a Director of Athletics position. The Director of Athletics provides leadership, vision, and direction for athletics to ensure program effectiveness, continuous improvement, and positive experience for student-athletes on and off the field. The incumbent maintains the integrity of the department, promoting and upholding the core values of WVU Potomac State College. The incumbent will strengthen and build the athletic department, 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.
Collaborate with athletics and academic staff to promote academic success, recruitment, retention, and graduation for all student athletes.
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 or 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 the College's core values. (Service, Curiosity, Respect, Accountability and Appreciation).
Oversee the control, supervision, scheduling, and maintenance of all athletic facilities.
Collaborate with College personnel and the local community to coordinate athletic facility usage.
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 and with Housing & Residence Life on their housing needs.
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.
5-7 years of intercollegiate athletics administration experience, including personnel management, compliance, and operations, or other related experience.
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
West Virginia University