The Deputy Athletics Director/COO will serve as the second in command for Catamount Athletics and provide strategic direction for the department while assisting the Director of Athletics with day-to-day operations. This position will have a specific emphasis on internal operations, including:
Work on department-wide initiatives as assigned by the Director of Athletics, while providing direction that will deliver and drive results that meet the department’s goals and objectives.
Work with other senior administrators to advise, develop and implement departmental policies, including yearly and long-term strategic plans.
Provide staff development; coordinate department/head coaches’ meetings with the support of administrative staff.
Attend home and away sporting events and department functions.
Interact with supporters and donors. Speak to community groups regarding the athletic program. Serve on department committees.
Serves as a liaison to various campus groups, the Southern Conference and the NCAA.
Perform related duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Master’s Degree preferred, Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and a minimum of 2 years collegiate athletics administration experience required.
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.