Reporting to the college President and serving on the Cabinet, the Director of Athletics is responsible for providing leadership, strategic vision, direction and management for the college’s athletics program in a way that promotes Wofford College’s vision, mission and core values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide strategic leadership toward goals related to competitiveness, student academic achievement, student-athlete experience, compliance, financial management and event attendance that reflects the mission and values of the college as a whole.
- Demonstrate core competencies in the areas of leadership and vision, the development of a strategy to advance that vision and the management and oversight of a complex organization.
- Commensurate with the college’s goals and standards as well as Title IX, Southern Conference and NCAA rules and regulations, build and sustain an athletics program that strengthens all sports to be competitive at the championship level while ensuring an exceptional academic and overall experience for each student-athlete.
- Participate actively in professional organizations through attendance at conferences, clinics and conventions as needed for an understanding of current developments within all areas of responsibility.
- A bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree strongly preferred.
- The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of administrative leadership and accomplishment in university or college sports programs to include visionary strategic and operational leadership, creative and conceptual thinking and effective resources management; or equivalent management experience.
- Commitment to a competitive collegiate athletics program in the context of an academically rigorous environment.
- Commitment to and understanding of best practices in the areas of fundraising, scholarships and fiscal stewardship, and evidence of strong communications skills that are central to building relationships with internal and external constituents.
- Demonstrated record of ensuring the physical, emotional and mental well-being of student- athletes.