ABOUT THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY: The United States Military Academy at West Point is a four-year, co-educational, federal, liberal arts college located 50 miles north of New York City. It was founded in 1802 as America's first college of engineering and continues today as the world’s premier leader-development institution, consistently ranked among top colleges in the country. Its mission remains constant— to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the nation as an officer in the United States Army.
Additional information about the U.S. Military Academy is available at www.westpoint.edu.
POSITION SUMMARY: The Director of Athletics has direct responsibility for Army West Point’s NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletics Program, including 28 varsity sports and over 1,100 Cadet-Athletes. The Director supervises a staff of approximately 300 and manages an annual budget of $55 million. The Director serves as the President of the Army West Point Athletic Association and is a member of the Superintendent’s Board of Directors.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE:
Is in alignment with and embraces the mission of West Point and of the Army West Point Athletic Association;
Bachelors degree is required; a post graduate degree(s) is preferred;
Seven (7) years of senior-level management experience in intercollegiate athletics or a related field, preferably in higher education athletics administration and at the NCAA Division I level;
Maintains a philosophy and vision for Army West Point Athletics that supports the holistic growth, development, and academic excellence of all Cadet-Athletes;
Interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with internal and external constituents;
Evidence of successfully interacting with governing boards and volunteer support groups;
Successful record of managing coaches and staff and a high degree of knowledge of NCAA Division I athletics programs;
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to compliance with NCAA regulations;
Demonstrated success in managing a sizable budget;
Evidence of successfully generating revenues for a complex organization;
Understanding of and a commitment to raising private support from donors, corporations and foundations;
Successful record of management of fiscal and human resources in a complex organization;
Commitment to promoting diversity.
APPLICATIONS: The position will remain open until filled; but, for best consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of application and resume electronically to: USMAAD@collegiatesportsassociates.com by April 16, 2019. No hard copy applications will be accepted. Nominations for the position and questions concerning the job requirements or hiring process should be directed to: USMAAD@collegiatesportsassociates.com.
MISSION & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The mission of the Army West Point Athletic Association (AWPAA) is to provide an extraordinary Division I Athletic experience for the United States Military Academy that develops leaders of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country. AWPAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. AWPAA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.