University of Arkansas at Monticello Chancellor’s Office Athletic Director
The University of Arkansas at Monticello invites applicants for the position of Athletic Director. This position reports directly to the Chancellor’s Office and works on a daily basis with the Compliance Office, various departments on campus, and the athletic community. The athletic department strives for academic and athletic excellence and maintains, monitors, and verifies compliance with all NCAA requirements and the Great American Conference rules.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate must be committed to working as a team with the Chancellor and Chief Operations Officer for Athletics (COOA) to ensure compliance and fiscal stability of the athletics department as well as Title IX compliance; understand and work with the COOA on administrative budgeting and financial recordkeeping/control procedures and policies. In addition, participation with other campus personnel in developing and coordinating activities, goals, and services is expected. Specific duties of the Athletic Director include, but are not limited to: establishing and coordinating departmental goals that are aligned with the Division II Strategic Positioning Platform and Strategic Plan, including an alignment with the University Strategic Plan; be the champion and primary spokesperson for the institution’s athletics department; promote effective communication among the institution’s chancellor, staff, faculty, student-athletes, media and the public; take an active role in community engagement and in athletic fundraising in coordination with University advancement; and, maintain communications with outside organizations that are vital to the athletics department’s operations, including, but not limited to, the NCAA, National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), National Association of Collegiate Woman Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), and College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Athletics Administration, Physical Education, or a related field is required. Experience and knowledge of current practices in the delivery of athletics program at a postsecondary institution; student athletics issues; supervision techniques; NCAA Division II rules and procedures. Must have the ability to integrate multiple activities and programs around the goals of the athletic department and the university; develop and provide athletic services to meet the needs of all athletes, and promote the university’s student success initiatives in the athletic department. Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations, at least two years’ experience in sports administration and or head coaching is preferred. Some evening and weekend work is required.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience including excellent fringe benefits.
Application Process: Send a letter of application as well as a completed Employment Application http://uam-web2.uamont.edu/pdfs/FinAdmin/EmploymentApplication.pdf, resume, and unofficial transcripts to: Dr. Karla Hughes, Chancellor, University of Arkansas at Monticello, P.O. Box 3596, Monticello, AR 71656. Phone (870)-460-1020, fax (870) 460-1321.
Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. UAM is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer and is subject to FOI requests.
About University of Arkansas at Monticello
UAM, one of the eleven campuses of the University of Arkansas System, is located in southeastern Arkansas in the beautiful timberlands, rich in outdoor recreation activities, and approximately 100 miles south of Little Rock. UAM is a comprehensive, residential, and commuter undergraduate institution also offering selected master’s degree programs.