The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) seeks a Director of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide strategic leadership for the Intercollegiate Athletics Program. The AD is responsible for the development, management, coordination, and supervision of 17 NCAA Division II sport programs in the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). These responsibilities include financial budgeting, personnel management, compliance assurance, facilities maintenance, and collaborating with various on-campus and external constituencies. This position reports directly to the Chancellor.
Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree; Five (5) years of significant administrative experience in a leadership position in an Intercollegiate Athletics Department; Demonstration of effective communication skills; Demonstration of strong leadership, organizational, and financial management skills; Documented experience in collegiate athletics fundraising and marketing; Documented experience in personnel, compliance, and budgetary matters
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in Sports Management Business Administration, Communications; Experience in college athletics as a student-athlete and/or coach; Demonstrate the experience to advance the strategic plan of UIS Athletics in NCAA Division II; Experience in recruiting, sustaining, and developing personnel in educational and intercollegiate environment; Demonstrate a commitment to working collaboratively with campus and external constituencies; Demonstrated understanding of NCAA Division II Legislation and Rules Compliance; Commitment to recruit, build, and retain a diverse and inclusive Athletics community; Commitment to academic and athletic excellence
About University of Illinois Springfield
Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,000 students in 21 graduate and 27 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology-enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society. Grants and contract awards for FY15 were approximately $8.5 million. For more information on the University of Illinois – Springfield, visit www.uis.edu.