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Job Posting: Athletic Director

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Job has officially been posted and will close at the end of this month.
Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) invites applications for a full-time, Intercollegiate Athletics Director (AD). The AD will report to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall supervision and administration of the Intercollegiate Athletic Program for the University, with special emphasis on fundraising and promotional activities. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. Duties include:

Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate is expected to have a record of collaborative decision-making, a high standard of professional integrity, and a strong sense of professional ethics. The position demands both inspirational leadership and a thorough understanding of best practices in intercollegiate athletics. The next AD will be an innovative and energetic leader with a strong student-centered philosophy who promotes a high level of integration of the athletics program into the overall student experience. Minimum requirements include:

Master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Five years of professional experience in an administrative or coaching position in an NCAA Division I or II intercollegiate athletic program
Three years of supervisory and/or head coaching responsibilities
Experience managing a complex budget
Successful experience in fundraising in support of intercollegiate athletics
Strong record of promoting academic excellence among student athletes
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and gender equity
Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in developing collaborative relationships across university constituencies, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, fans, donors, and members of the local community.
Credentials and/or experience substantially comparable to the above may also be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:
Familiarity with a collective bargaining environment
Experience in a public college or university
Demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate, supervise, and lead diverse administrative staff and coaches
Awareness of the relationship between academics and athletics to ensure student success
Demonstrated experience with and commitment to NCAA compliance, and Title IX rules and regulations.

Intercollegiate Athletics: The CCSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (athletics) sponsors 16 Division I varsity sports (seven men’s and nine women’s) and participates in the Northeast Conference (NEC). The Blue Devils moved to Division I status prior to the 1986-87 school year. They joined the NEC in 1997-98. Of the 10 schools in the conference, CCSU is the only regional public comprehensive university. CCSU has won 55 NEC Championships. Preceding the move to the NEC, the Blue Devils competed as a Division I member of the Mid-Continent Conference. Prior to the transition to Division I, the Blue Devils competed as a member of NCAA Division II. The athletics program began in 1934-35. Women’s sports were added in 1971-72.

Since moving to Division I in 1986-87, the Blue Devils have competed in 37 NCAA Championships (women’s soccer, men’s soccer, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s basketball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s track, women’s track, softball, baseball, and football). The Blue Devils have recorded Division I NCAA Tournament victories in women’s soccer, men’s soccer and softball.

CCSU has approximately 400 student-athletes with over 250 receiving financial assistance. Student-athletes have an overall average GPA of 3.12 and completed close to 3,800 hours of community service during the 2016-17 academic year.
Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by May 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with education and experience; salary range $102,353-153,409. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and electronically submit the following in a single file:

Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
Current resume
Names of three current professional references (one must be a current or former supervisor) with addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers, and relationship to the candidate, e.g., supervisor, colleague
Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted.

For more information contact Dr. Robert Wolff, Professor and Search Chair for Intercollegiate Athletics at 860-832-2807 or
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