San Francisco State University is seeking applications for the position of Director of Athletics.
Intercollegiate athletics is an integral component of the academic experience at San Francisco State University. The specific mission is to provide a broad-based athletics program that fosters the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of diverse and highly skilled student-athletes. Intercollegiate athletics are an important part of the heritage and vitality of the University and provide an opportunity for students to share experiences and by doing so, enhance the cohesiveness of campus life. The department's efforts to accomplish this mission reflect the University's quest for excellence.
Under the general direction of the University President, the Director of Athletics is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating a comprehensive athletics program that supports and advances the strategic priorities of the San Francisco State University community, with an emphasis on student-athlete success. The Director works independently within functional policy and organizational guidelines and participates as part of the President's management team in the development and administration of campus athletic programs. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and effectiveness in achieving goals and objectives.
The successful incumbent will provide leadership and vision for the department and initiate a multi-year strategic plan, setting goals for the future of the Athletics program at San Francisco State University.
The Director of Athletics has the overall responsibility for planning, managing, administering and directing a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II athletic program that currently includes seven women’s (volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field) and five men’s (basketball, baseball, soccer, cross country and wrestling) intercollegiate sports. The position supervises the associate directors, coaching staff, athletic training staff, development, media and community relations staff, and administrative support coordinators.
This position is responsible for providing leadership direction, including management of coaching and support staff, budget planning and resource management, NCAA and conference liaison and compliance with both campus and NCAA policy, coordinating with the faculty athletic representatives, and the Athletics Advisory Board, as well as the Student Athlete Athletic Council (SAAC). The incumbent will also provide strategic leadership for organizing and implementing a comprehensive annual athletic fundraising program. The Director reports to the University President and serves as a member of the President’s senior staff.
All intercollegiate athletic activities at San Francisco State University are subject to the appropriate policies of the University, the CSU and the applicable statutes of the California Administrative Code, Title V, Title IX and the Educational Code. All sports except wrestling are members of the California Collegiate Athletic Association; wrestling is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Athletics Administration, Business, Education or a closely related field; experience managing a complex budget; demonstrated commitment to a program of academic and athletic excellence; demonstrated understanding of and compliance with NCAA rules and regulations; successful record of and commitment to promoting diversity and gender equity; successful record of long-range planning in a complex organization; excellent oral and writing communication skills.
PhD; a successful record of management and a demonstrated knowledge of NCAA Division II athletics programs; an established record of achievement in the areas of marketing and promotions; successful experience in donor development and fundraising.
Position inquiries and questions can be forwarded to Dr. Kurt Patberg of Athletics Staffing and Consultants at kpatberg.ASC@gmail.com.