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Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Apply now Job no: 498627
Work type: Limited - 12 Month
Location: Platteville
Categories: Athletics

University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking a Director of Intercollegiate Athletics to oversee a 16-sport department that competes in the best National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III conference in the country, and the highly-competitive Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).  

The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics is responsible to the Chancellor for developing and supervising a representative athletic program guided by the University mission and vision statement. Resource development is critical to the success of the mission of the university, and the athletic director will work in close collaboration with relevant university offices.

Compensation for this position is $110,000 – 130,000, commensurate with experience.  This is a full time, benefit and paid leave eligible position.


  • Direct and supervise the administration of the men’s and women’s athletic programs and provide oversight of all administrative, compliance, operational and business functions in accordance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC), and University institutional policies and procedures.
  • Encourage and create an atmosphere of sportsmanship, professionalism, and respect among staff, coaches and student athletes while maintaining a competitive program.
  • Promote a competitive athletic atmosphere consistent with NCAA Division III philosophy.
  • Serve on Chancellor’s leadership team, attend meetings and serve at the pleasure of the Chancellor.


  • Plan and oversee all fundraising and development activities for athletics, including charitable gifts from alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations, in coordination with the UWP Foundation.
  • Organize, direct, and participate in activities that will promote a positive public image for the University on campus, as well as locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Work with the University Communications to market and promote the athletic program.

Student Development

  • Direct and supervise the administration of the Pioneer Activity Center and its related programs that provide opportunities for students to further their wellness and physical fitness.
  • Collaborate with student life and services to support the social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of student athletes.
  • Encourage and recognize student success in service, the classroom and in competition.
  • Support the Higher Learning Commission [HLC] accreditation process, as required.

Sports Administration

  • Ensures that all department members have full knowledge of and abide by the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA and the WIAC.  
  • Develop and maintain departmental policies and procedures including the preparation of department manual, necessary to effectively manage the University athletic program.
  • Approve all conference and non-conference schedules.
  • Develop long range administrative, operational, compliance and athletic plans consistent within Division III programs.
  • Serve on University NCAA and/or WIAC committees, as appropriate.
  • Serve as liaison for WIAC sport committees.

Athletic Operations

  • Oversight and supervision of facilities and maintenance for sporting and athletic related environments
  • Develop and supervise annual operating budgets and when necessary, have appropriate signature authority for same, including payroll for applicable athletic employees.
  • Actively recruit, direct, co-evaluate, and make recommendations for all staffing personnel.
  • Delegate responsibilities to assure efficient and productive operations of all administrative and athletic activities.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in a NCAA Division program
  • 3-5 years’ experience leading/supervising personnel and budgets in an Athletic Department
  • Demonstrated track record of building community relationships, fundraising and related development activities
  • Familiarity with NCAA regulations and Title IX compliance
  • Strong interpersonal skills; effective verbal and written communication skills; and the ability to collaborate and positively influence public relations between the department, campus, and community.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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 Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by: February 5, 2024.  Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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