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Eastern New Mexico University
  • Position Number: 5075377
  • Location: Portales, NM
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Eastern New Mexico University
Athletics Director Search

Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for candidates to serve as the Director of Athletics. ENMU is New Mexico's largest regional comprehensive university, offering 212 certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's programs. Dedicated to a student-focused mission, ENMU is comprised of three campuses: a four-year campus in Portales and two-year campuses in Roswell and Ruidoso. Portales, home to nearly all of the athletic programs, is a rural, agricultural community with an authentic Southwestern, small-town culture, located eleven miles from Cannon Air Force Base and twenty miles from the Texas border.

The Director of Athletics reports directly to the ENMU President and administers all athletic programs at the university. The Director of Athletics serves as a member of the President's Cabinet. Based in Portales, the new Director will be expected to lead an Athletics program that increases the success of all student-athletes. The new Director will be a role model for ethical leadership and will assure full compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and policies in all athletics programs.

The new Director will support a team of coaches and staff that are fully committed to ensuring that athletes and teams are in a position to compete for championships and will prioritize a positive fan experience across all athletic teams, competitions, and events. The new director will be characterized by a positive, open, and transparent leadership style in working with staff, supporters, and friends of the ENMU Athletic Department.

The search for the Director of Athletics of Eastern New Mexico University is being assisted by Academic Search. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter addressing the expectations of the University and the position of Director of Athletics; a current curriculum vitae (CV); and a list of five professional references with contact information and a brief description explaining the working relationship of each to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Please click here to see the full profile.

Applications, nominations, and expressions of interest can be submitted in confidence to Although the position is open until filled, to ensure full consideration by the Search Committee, applications should be received by April 5, 2024. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting: Dr. Bill Kibler, Senior Consultant,, 432-386-7346 or Dr. Gabriel Esteban, Senior Consultant,, 312-206-2953.

ENMU EEO Statement:
Eastern New Mexico University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The University complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment.
Eastern New Mexico University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program, activity, employment and admission, and the University is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner.
ENMU Confidentiality of Search Records Policy:
New Mexico is an open records state. It is the policy of the ENMU System to reveal to the public, upon request, the identities of the applicants for whom outside inquiries have been made or for whom on-campus interviews are scheduled after first notifying the applicants of the intent to do so.

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