Established in 1947, Sacramento State is the capitol’s premier University, offering a quality education to a student body of approximately 30,000. As one of the top three most popular schools in the state of California, the University has established an impressive NCAA Division I Athletics program, attracting some of the state’s best student athlete talent.
The Position Reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Athletics Director provides leadership, direction, and administrative support to the Sacramento State’s intercollegiate athletics program and its 21 varsity teams, while fostering student athlete success by supporting quality educational and athletic experiences.
The Director also oversees the development, maintenance and maximum utilization of the department budget. In this pursuit, the Director is also in charge of promoting, marketing programs, and developing funding possibilities and operational resources for scholarships, innovative programs, and facilities. The Director also provides leadership, guidance, and direction to coaches, professional and administrative staff members, and student assistants, regarding competitiveness, students’ progress to degrees and overall compliance to NCAA rules and regulations.
In the review and management of Athletic programs, the Director is responsible for planning and coordinating equitable programs pursuant to Title IX, as well as for the administrative oversight of Sacramento State’s sports affiliations such as NCAA I and the Big Sky Conference.
The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years progressive leadership experience in intercollegiate athletics administration, ideally at the NCAA Division I level, a commitment to academic achievement of student athletes, and an ability to lead both men's and women's programs. This experience should include demonstrated success with internal and external fundraising initiatives, supervising human resources, and developing and managing operating budgets and plans while utilizing the necessary technology for effective completion of these tasks. The ideal candidate will also have had experience working with personnel in the Big Sky Conference or a comparable conference, and with engaging with faculty and academic advisers. The new Director will possess strong leadership and promotional skills, along with the ability to build effective community, alumni, and campus support within ethnically diverse Northern California. The Director must possess analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills and a thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles, practices, and procedures of program development and management. The new Director will possess advanced knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, ideally with expertise in NCAA compliance and reporting. The ability to work creatively and independently, along with the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships will be important in the selection of the new Director. A valid driver’s license is also required.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://csus.edu/hr/conflict_of_interest.html/. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
Application and Nomination
Priority review of applications will begin February 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references.All application materials and any requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent to:
Jeff Schemmel, Esq. President College Sports solutions Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (470)428-4752
Sacramento State, affectionately called Sac State, is an outstanding and affordable comprehensive university just a few miles from California's Capitol.
Classrooms, labs, offices, and other facilities are nestled in a 3,500-tree urban forest alongside the American River. In addition to the bustling University life, all that Sacramento has to offer is moments away.
Our exceptional faculty is ...dedicated to student success, with one professor for every 27 students and an average of 34 students in each classroom. Sac State's legacy is its proud alumni, who make up the heart of the region's workforce and some of its finest leaders.