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Access Campus Athletic Director

Apply now Job no: 497629
Work type: Full-time
Location: Fox Cities and Fond Du Lac Campuses
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Access Campus Athletic Director 
Official Title: Student Services Program Manager I
Employment Class: Academic Staff (non-instructional)
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: 43,010 - 49,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: 12-month, Annual, Fixed-term renewable
Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is seeking candidates for the position of Athletic Director for their Fond du Lac and Fox Cities campuses. The Athletic Director (AD) position is responsible for managing two comprehensive athletic programs at the Fond du Lac and Fox Cities campuses focused on the development of scholarship, sportsmanship, and understanding of the values of competitive athletics. This position reports to the Director of Student Recreation and Wellness at UW Oshkosh. The Athletic Director will be based on one of the two campuses, with the expectation of a regular presence on both campuses to fulfill the position duties effectively.

30 %    A. Program Administration

  • Ensure the long-term viability of the campuses’ intercollegiate athletic teams and club sports.
  • Plan for the addition of any other intercollegiate teams for which adequate resources and interest might be available, with continuing attention to issues of gender equity.
  • Based on campus interest, coordinate intramural sports and student recreational activities.
  • Attend and participate in the WCC Conference meetings and Athletic Director (AD) meetings, respond promptly to requests for reports, maintain good communications with the Conference Commissioner and other Conference ADs.
  • Maintain good communication and positive working relationships with the FDL and FOX Campus Administrators.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the Athletic programs.
  • Collaborate with Student Affairs staff and marketing/communications staff to provide information pertaining to the athletic department for the purposes of recruitment.


20 %    B. Intercollegiate Team/Game Support

  • Schedule all intercollegiate and club teams, with special attention taken to minimize student athletes missing class/study time.
  • Secure transportation for away events and bid out contracts with the assistance of the Purchasing office.
  • Ensure complete pre-game set-up and sufficient staffing of the athletic facilities for all home games (including those when the AD is absent and those scheduled during winter breaks) with chairs, water, time clocks, rosters, and workers to take care of game statistics, shot clock, scoreboard, ticketing, concessions, line judges, and other necessary tasks.
  • Attend athletic events to maintain appropriate sportsmanship and supervise game workers, athletic trainers, and, in the absence of the AD, provide an assigned designee to perform these duties.


15 %    C. Student-Athlete Support

  • Support head coaches in their recruitment of student athletes, assist, if needed, with visits to area high school games, write letters to high school athletic directors/coaches, and make arrangements for recruitment visits.
  • Complete timely submissions of all required eligibility reports for all student athletes, including the sections they must complete themselves, as well as needed certifications/signatures from the Office of Student Affairs, the Faculty Athletic Representative, and the AD.
  • In consultation with head coaches, submit nominations in a timely manner of any qualified student athletes for conference or all-state honors.
  • Model a firm commitment of the academic performance of student athletes and continued eligibility to participate in intercollegiate athletics, maintain good communications with campus faculty regarding athletic events and program support for student’s academic progress and encourage close supervision of student academic progress by head coaches.


10 %    D. Personnel

  • In consultation with Human Resources and the Director of Student Recreation and Wellness, hire and supervise the head coaches for the campuses’ intercollegiate teams.
  • Orient all coaches to their responsibilities for practices and games, support academic performance of students and maintain good support for and communication with them to maximize their coaching effectiveness.
  • When feasible, provide internship opportunities to qualified candidates to assist in the growth and development of the athletics programs on each of the campuses.
  • Contract competent contest officials for all home events.
  • Recruit and hire work study and regular employment students to provide game support, orient all workers to their duties, ensure their prompt attendance at those duties, and update the roster of game workers as needed to ensure adequate game coverage, including time during the annual winter break between semesters.
  • Ensure timely contracts and payroll for all coaches, referees, work study students, and other workers in consultation with Human Resources.
  • Contract a qualified athletic trainer with an area medical provider.


10 %    E. Budget

  • Prepare and manage two campus budgets in consultation with the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration for Access Campuses and present an annual request for support to the two campus SUFAC governing bodies.
  • Initiate all budget decisions and maintain a positive balance.


10 %    F. Facilities and Equipment

  • Schedule the facilities to maximize adequate usage for academic classes, campus team practices and games, student-sponsored programs, student open gyms, facility rentals (e.g. external users and other local teams’ practices/games) and community activities (in that priority order). Consult as needed with the Office of Student Affairs and faculty (for classes) and other university offices such as Maintenance and Special Events. Communicate all scheduling in a timely fashion to those involved.
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of usable supplies (including athletic injury supplies), uniforms, gear, and equipment for club, intramural and intercollegiate athletics.
  • Make appropriate purchases annually in consultation with the head coaches and within the constraints of the athletic budget. Shop competitively with various vendors in accordance with state purchasing policies.
  • Provide oversight to the operations of the campuses’ Fitness Centers, if operational and funded.


5 %      G. Promotions & Other Related Duties

  • Ensure timely posting of game scores, statistics, and other information to the local radio, TV, social media, campus marketing and communications, and commissioner’s office as appropriate.
  • Maintain the campuses athletics web pages with up-to-date information.
  • Represent the campuses athletic programs positively in any press interviews.
  • Work with appropriate departments to promote all athletics and intramural programs.
  • Upload score and game statistics in a timely manner to the conference web page.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with athletic alumni.
  • Arrange for the athletics awards presentation, including identifying all award recipients in consultation with the head coaches.
  • Participate in appropriate committees and shared governance groups.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required:  Demonstrated commitment to the ideals of Inclusive Excellence and those students who are traditionally underrepresented.
 Three to five years of consecutive high school and/or collegiate coaching experience
 Three to five years of experience managing personnel in a professional setting
 Experience leading external-facing communications, such as social media, radio and Website
Preferred:  A Bachelor’s degree
 At least one full year of experience as a high school or collegiate Athletic Director
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover Letter, Resume, 3 professional references. 


For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Wednesday, March 11, 2020 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO’s Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.

Campus Security Authority (Clery Act)
This position is a designated Campus Security Authority and is obligated under the Clery Act to notify the Dispatch Supervisor/Records Custodian at the UW Oshkosh Police Department of any alleged Clery Crimes that have been reported to them or alleged Clery Crimes they have directly witnessed.


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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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