FURMAN UNIVERSITY, located in Greenville, South Carolina is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Director of Athletics. The Director of Athletics will be responsible for the administration of all aspects of the athletics program and will provide strategic leadership and direction for a program that places a priority on academic achievement and athletic excellence. The University is searching for a dynamic individual with demonstrated leadership capabilities who will build upon the rich tradition of Furman athletics while providing vision and clear and consistent direction for new levels of athletic and academic success.
ABOUT FURMAN ATHLETICS: The Furman Paladins are the Division I varsity athletic teams representing Furman University in intercollegiate athletics. The university sponsors twenty teams including men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field; women’s only softball and volleyball; and men’s only baseball and football. The Paladins compete as members of the Southern Conference.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor’s degree is required; a post graduate degree(s) is preferred.
Five years of successful senior-level management experience in intercollegiate athletics or a related field. Experience as a student or employee of a liberal arts college or university and within NCAA Division I athletics is desirable.
Evidence of a commitment to student-athlete well-being that includes an expectation of excellence in education, personal conduct, and preparation for life after college.
A successful record of and commitment to promoting diversity.
Demonstrated skill as an effective communicator.
Experience in managing a large budget and developing resources through fundraising and marketing;
Experience in hiring and managing a large staff.
SALARY: The salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable institutions and specifically those in the Southern Conference.
APPLICATIONS: The position will remain open until filled; but, for best consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible a letter of application and resume electronically to: FurmanAD@collegiatesportsassociates.com. No hard copy applications will be accepted.
Nominations for the position and questions concerning the job requirements or hiring process should be directed to FurmanAD@collegiatesportsassociates.com
Furman University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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