Job Details

Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 2189045
  • Location: Dunmore, PA
  • Position Type: Athletics/Coaching

Director of Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation

Penn State Scranton seeks a dynamic Director of Athletics and Recreation to provide leadership for the campus athletics programs, club sports, campus recreation and wellness offerings. The Director of Athletics and Recreation administers the overall athletic program of Penn State Scranton.

Penn State Scranton is a member of the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) and has 10 varsity sports programs. The Director serves as a member of the Student Affairs leadership team and reports to the Director of Student Services & Engagement. The Director of Athletics and Recreation responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Strategic planning and analysis
  • Program creation and implementation
  • Oversight of recruitment metrics
  • Provide fiscal oversight of the intercollegiate athletics and recreation programs intramural programs, club sports, and related activities
  • Safety and security

The position supervises all department staff in conjunction with the planning and development of all departmental goals and objectives. The Director assures that departmental planning and decisions promote a full commitment to equity and inclusion in all aspects of student engagement with athletics, gender equity, and successful athletics experiences by all students.

The successful candidate will be an energetic and motivational leader who is adept at delegating duties and responsibilities, has experience with strong budget management, fundraising, working with multiple campus and community stakeholders and strong verbal and written communications as well as a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion.

This position typically requires a Bachelors degree or higher and five years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, coaching, or athletics administration. CPR, First Aid, AED certifications may be required.

This position requires the following clearances:
  • PA State Police Criminal Background Check
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance Form
  • Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check

This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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