The UC Santa Cruz invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Athletics and OPERS. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced, visionary leader who will sustain and advance the University’s commitment to excellence in its program of physical education, intramurals, recreation, and sports which includes its NCAA Division III Athletics program.
The UC Santa Cruz has earned national distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service.
A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement are also central to UC Santa Cruz’s core values.
Undergraduates pursue course work in 65 majors in the arts, engineering, humanities, physical and biological sciences, and social sciences. Graduate students work toward master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and graduate certificates in 41 academic programs.
UC Santa Cruz people, including about 93,000 alumni, are leaders in virtually every field; and the campus is highly regarded for the positive impact it has on society
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience managing and leading a team, preferably in intercollegiate athletics administration or a related field; a record of achievement in athletics administration and ability to navigate changes in the landscape of intercollegiate athletics; strong personal integrity; a commitment to collaboration across the institution; and experience in a campus environment that reflects the UC Santa Cruz’s values, emphasis on student success, and unique position in Division III athletics.
Applicants must submit a letter of application and resume electronically to: UCSCAD@collegiatesportsassociates.com. No hardcopy documents will be accepted. Nominations and references should also be sent to: UCSCAD@collegiatesportsassociates.com.
Application Deadline: For best consideration applications should be submitted by November 10, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.