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Director of Athletics (Administrator III), Athletics

Apply now Job no: 520049
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: MPP, Athletics, At-Will, Full Time

Applications received by February 20, 2023, are assured full consideration. Questions, inquires, and nominations can be directed to Dr. Kurt Patberg, Senior Vice President of Athletics Staffing and Consultants at The position is open until filled with an anticipated start date of late Spring 2023.

Job Summary:

The Director of Athletics (AD) will have administrative and programmatic oversight for the CSUSB Athletics Department, providing leadership, management, and strategic direction in accordance to NCAA Division II and CCAA Conference rules. This position is under the general direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) and has regular contact with the President.

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Directs and administers the CSUSB Intercollegiate Athletics Department as part of a comprehensive effort to foster student-athletes’ success in the classroom, competition and in personal development.
  • Propagates and refines the philosophy, guiding principles and strategic goals of the Athletics Department, which are essential to the department's success.
  • Builds competence in others through effective coaching, performance management and mentoring.
  • Ensures a community focused strategy to support CSUSB's mission by building effective strategic alliances internally and externally and initiates and develops strong working relationships with the community.
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates a comprehensive athletics program for men and women ensuring compliance with federal, state and NCAA Title IX/Gender equity mandates.
  • Works independently within functional policy and organizational guidelines.
  • Administratively oversees CSUSB’s sport affiliations, including NCAA Division II and the CCAA Conference.
  • Responsible for the oversight and strategic management of highly competitive sport programs.
  • Assesses and evaluates the effectiveness and potential for each sport program, along with the regular review of the sport portfolio to recommend potential adjustments.
  • Chairs the Intercollegiate Athletic Advisory Committee (IAAC), working with this committee to promote campus-wide Athletics engagement.
  • Responsible for Athletics personnel management and staffing; provide leadership, guidance, and direction to professional and administrative staff members, along with faculty and student assistants.
  • Works in collaboration with University Advancement to support university fundraising efforts for Athletics including the participation in capital fundraising.
  • Helps build and cultivate donor relationships for strategic long-term goals that contribute to overarching fundraising goals, including donor driven events and programs.
  • Leads the Department in promotion, marketing, and revenue generation to support department operations, student-athlete scholarships, innovative programs, and facility development.
  • Oversees the development, maintenance, and maximum utilization of the department budget.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in business administration, higher education, athletics administration, or related field.
  • A minimum of seven years of demonstrated progressive management experience in athletics administration, preferably at a college or university, including sport management, sports information, facilities and operations, external relations, and fundraising.
  • Experience in direct supervision of coaches and collegiate athletics staff.

Required License/Certification:

  • Valid California driver’s license.

Required Qualifications:

  • The incumbent is expected to possess a working knowledge of NCAA policies, rules, and compliance for a Division II institution.
  • The incumbent should have the ability to be sensitive and have the experience working with the needs of diverse student populations, building a strong sense of community, engagement, and school spirit.
  • The ability to think strategically in the development of collegiate athletics programming, including external relations and fundraising to increase visibility and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated commitment of leadership, human relations, and effective communication skills, working with various stakeholder groups across university divisions and community stakeholders.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to student-athlete success.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with various constituents, work autonomously, exercise sound judgment, and determine priorities in support of a championship NCAA Division II athletics program.
  • Build strong relationships with campus and community stakeholders in the interest and support of the athletics program.
  • Experience hiring and leading coaches who field competition and student athlete success.
  • Experience with effectively managing dynamic and complex budgets.
  • Ability to develop and execute an athletics vision and strategy that aligns with systemwide and institutional mission and goals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of NCAA rules and regulations to maintain compliance and promote internal controls.
  • Demonstrated success in enhancing a collegiate athletic environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • A strong commitment to academic and athletic excellence to aide student-athletes in their academic and personal success.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working within an NCAA Division II institution.
  • Combination of business skills, emotional intelligence, and technical experience.
  • Experience supervising represented employees, administering, and adhering to collective bargaining agreements.
  • Evidence of a commitment to support various roles within a collegiate athletics program, with a commitment to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in support of athletic and institutional goals.


Compensation and Benefits:

Anticipated Hiring Range: $13,750 - $15,000 per month

Classification Salary Range: $6,250 - $20,063 per month

The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A summary of benefit information can be found here.


Position Information:

Work status: Full-time, Exempt, At-Will

Schedule: Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.

This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning  February 20, 2023


This is a full-time management (MPP) position.  MPP employees serve at the pleasure of the campus President.  MPPs do not serve a probationary period and never receive permanent status.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Conditions of Employment

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Drivers License Check

Possession of a valid Driver's License is required.  Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program which confirms possession of a valid driver's license and reflects driving record.

Mandated Reporter

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.


CSUSB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  See Form I-9 Acceptable Documents at

COVID-19 Vaccination

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who physically access campus facilities or programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes obtaining a COVID-19 booster dose, or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. See policy at

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. We welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. We will create, promote, and maintain activities and programs that further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values that discourage intolerance and discrimination.

California State University, San Bernardino is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, caste, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. 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) For more information about Diversity & Inclusion at CSUSB, please visit


Closing Statement:

Reasonable Accommodation

We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact the Employee & Labor Relations Coordinator by email at


CSUSB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.  See policy at

Clery Act

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State San Bernardino Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:


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