The Montana Western Director of Athletics provides vision and energetic leadership for the University’s NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) and NIRA (National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association) intercollegiate athletics program. Reporting to the Chancellor, the Director is a key member of the Chancellor’s staff and oversees all athletics staff, activities, athletic facilities and the BARC (Bulldog Athletic and Recreation Complex), and competitions. The Director is an integral part of the Institutional Advancement Team in fostering community relations and engagement and raising funds for the University. The Director ensures compliance with all federal, conference, and college athletics regulations and reporting, administers department funds and accounts in a fiscally responsible manner, and sustains a culture of sportsmanship, integrity, professionalism, and respect. Frequent nights, week-end work, and in-season travel required.
Duties and Responsibilities The Athletic Director is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:
Providing vision and leadership for an athletic department and 7 varsity athletic teams
Fostering an environment that promotes athletic and academic success
Ensuring compliance with NAIA, NIRA, UMW and Frontier Conference policies and procedures
Directing game management operations at UMW athletic events
Overseeing the BARC and UMW athletic facilities Managing and developing athletic department and BARC budgets
Proactively leading the fundraising arm of the athletic department working closely with the UMW Foundation director
Developing and implementing programs to increase revenue sources for the Department to include effective plans for marketing and promotions as well as fundraising strategies to promote community engagement and donor support of the University and athletics program
Establishing and implementing short-range and long-range goals and objectives, strategic plans, and operational procedures
Serving on the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Strategic Planning Committee, Budget Committee and other committees as assigned
Overseeing recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, professional development and evaluation of departmental personnel as appropriate
Representing the Department at University, community, Frontier Conference, NAIA and other meetings, events, and conventions
To apply please complete a professional resume, a letter of application and cover letter specifically addressing the qualifications and duties described above. Also include the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three (3) professional references. Finalists for this position may be subject to a criminal background investigation. Submit application materials to: Patti Lake Payroll & Benefits Supervisor The University of Montana Western 710 South Atlantic Street Dillon, MT 59725 firstname.lastname@example.org For questions, call (406) 683-7392. Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Experience in staff leadership, management, and supervision
Experience with/knowledge related to athletics
Background in fundraising and development or sales, or demonstrated fundraising or sales success
Experience in strategic planning
Budget management experience
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Experience working in a team or collaborative environment
Collegiate coaching or administrative experience
Experience in developing, operating and managing major fundraising events
The University of Montana Western is a dynamic, innovative, undergraduate university with over 60 full-time faculty and 1,500 students. It is located in Dillon, Montana in the scenic Rocky Mountains and has been awarded numerous top national rankings for delivering high quality, affordable education.Montana Western is the only public four-year college in the nation offering Experience One (X1), ex...periential learning delivered on the block schedule. Class sizes are small and students take a single course at a time, three hours each day for 18 days, before moving on to the next course. Each course is four credits and four blocks are offered each semester. The block schedule facilitates field and lab work, undergraduate research, study travel, and interdisciplinary teaching. Montana Western’s faculty strongly believe in mentoring and inspiring students, and assisting them in the transition from university life to professional careers.The University of Montana Western is an integral part of the Dillon Community. With a population of 5,000 people, Dillon is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities, and an excellent quality of life.The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for any position will be subject to a criminal background investigation.