Intercollegiate athletics is an integral component of the academic experience at the University of the Pacific. The Director of Athletics is responsible for the leadership, development and management of a competitive and high quality Division I athletics program that operates within the mission of the University and in compliance with NCAA, West Coast Conference and University rules and guidelines. The Director of Athletics will be dedicated to the integration of athletics and academics; diversity and gender equity for athletes, coaches, and administrators; and responsible financial management that addresses long-term sustainability of the program.
Duties and Responsibilities
•Build a culture of integrity and compliance while fostering an environment that is committed to excellence in competition.
•Strengthen all sports to be competitive at the championship level. Recruit, mentor, support and supervise a diverse pool of strong, ethical and talented coaches to foster success.
•Strongly support and assure compliance with any and all NCAA, WCC and University of the Pacific policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures.
•Advance student well-being and academic success. Ensure the Department’s commitment to maximize the educational potential of all student-athletes.
•Develop and oversee a fundraising strategy to ensure the department’s long-term financial health.
•Organize and supervise the entire Athletics’ staff and delegate specific responsibilities to ensure the efficient and productive operation of all administrative and operational business functions of the department.
•Provide strategic leadership toward goals related to competitiveness, student academic achievement, student-athlete experience, compliance, financial management and event attendance that reflect the mission and values of Pacific as a whole.
•Be a visible university leader on campus and in the community and represent the University and Athletic Department to external constituents in a manner that demonstrates personal and professional integrity and promotes Pacific’s interests.
•Represent the University in an exemplary fashion to alumni, friends, prospective students, and the general public, as well as play an active role in the community.
•Develop and oversee implementation of a plan to increase revenue, attendance and generate overall enthusiasm and excitement for Pacific Athletics across campus and in the community.
•Encourage diversity and inclusion within the Athletic Department with regard to students, staff, administrators and coaches.
•Collaborate with other departments on campus on various projects and work to improve relationships between Athletics and other departments on campus.
•Work to ensure that the goals of the Athletic Department align with the University’s mission and goals.
•Perform related departmental duties as required.
A passion for Pacific.
A bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is strongly preferred.
Excellent administrative and financial skills and a minimum of ten years of progressive experience leading a successful, multifaceted enterprise, preferably in intercollegiate athletics or related field.
A record of achievement in NCAA Division I athletics administration is recommended but not required.
Strong communication skills with demonstrated record of being a leader and spokesperson for a large organization internally and externally, and ability to articulate a clear vision for the program.
Excellent interpersonal skills, business acumen and creativity required to generate revenue and allocate and manage resources effectively to achieve results.
University of the Pacific invites letters of nomination, applications, or expressions of interest for the position of Director of Athletics to be submitted directly to the firm assisting the University. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted at Parker Executive Search’s website by March 15, 2018. For additional information please contact:
Daniel Parker, Vice President and Managing Director
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.
About University of the Pacific
University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked university with three distinct campuses united under one common goal: to educate and prepare the leaders of tomorrow through intensive academic study, experiential learning, and service to the community. Widely recognized as one of the most beautiful private university campuses in the West, the Stockton Campus offers more than 80 areas of study in nine schools and colleges, including 25 graduate programs and 10 accelerated programs. The university's distinctive Northern California footprint also includes its San Francisco Campus, home to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and graduate programs in health, food and technology fields, and the Sacramento Campus, home to the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and graduate programs in health, education, business, public policy and data science. Undergraduates make up more than half of the total University population, with more than 3,800 undergraduates and more than 1,150 graduate and profes