This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 9989982
The University of Central Missouri’s main campus is located in Warrensburg, about 50 miles southeast of Kansas City. Our beautiful college campus spans 1,561 acres. It features a perfect blend of state-of-the-art facilities and historic—yet modern—buildings that date back to UCM’s founding in 1871. In addition to the Warrensburg campus, select programs are available online and at UCM – Lee’s Summit located about 20 miles southeast of Kansas City. Spring 2023 enrollment was 12,448 and includes 520 student-athletes.
The Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics reports directly to the University President and is a contributing member of the President’s Council. UCM sponsors eight men’s and nine women’s sports in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association and has enjoyed championship success within the NCAA Division II. The Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics will provide leadership that continues the exemplary record of success of UCM athletics and will collaboratively develop a vision that fosters excellence in compliance, department management, community engagement, and institutional development.
The Vice President will Lead and direct all aspects of the Intercollegiate Athletics program at the University of Central Missouri including operations of the Multipurpose Building, South Recreation Facility, Pertle Springs and Mules National Golf Course, Audrey J Walton Football Stadium, and Crane Baseball Stadium.
Completed UCM online application of employment, cover letter of interest addressing the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications for the position, resume and list of five (5) references with complete contact information required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Priority will be given to applications received by 03/31/2023 however position will remain open until a final candidate is selected.
NOTE: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.
The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.
Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Administration, Business Administration, Physical Education or related field required.
Master’s degree Athletic Administration, Business Administration, Physical Education in a related field preferred.
Five (5) years senior management experience in college level athletics or equivalent experience required.
Demonstrated skills in personnel management, public relations, and program development.
Commitment to supporting student-athlete well-being and a strong academic culture within athletics.
Commitment to department advancement and acquisition of resources to support department goals.
Commitment to fostering an inclusive environment that includes professional development for coaches and staff.
Understanding of Athletic promotions and fiscal management.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations and understands and can articulate the strengths of membership in the MIAA.
Knowledge of the changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics.
Superior interpersonal and verbal communication skills and demonstrated personal integrity.
Commitment to UCM’s institutional mission, vision, and goals.
Demonstrated experience in fundraising preferred.
Must successfully pass annual NCAA test (within 90 days of hiring).
Membership in the National Association of College Directors of Athletics.
Criminal History check
Attention to detail, Budget-related skills, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking.
Excellent organizational and communications (verbal and written) skills.
Fundraising and promotion skills.
On call/standby work required, Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to extreme temperatures
The University of Central Missouri has a 17-sport NCAA Division II program that competes at a high level in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA). UCM is located in Warrensburg, Missouri, about 40 miles southeast of suburban Kansas City.