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Oklahoma State University
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Posted: 04/3/2017
Deputy Director of Athletics

The Deputy Director of Athletics is chief operating officer (COO) responsible for the day-to-day supervision, coordination, execution, and evaluation of operations for Oklahoma State University Department of Athletics (OSUDA). This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics and serves as second in command of the OSUDA.  Serves in a leadership role as the COO providing management, supervision and leadership to OSUDA staff on a day-to-day basis and supervises the external, internal, facility and financial operations for the OSUDA. As COO serves as a member of the Director of Athletics' senior staff as second in command of the OSUDA, attends regular meetings with OSU's SWA, FAR, Compliance and Director of Athletics; assists the Director of Athletics in developing an efficient organizational structure; works with OSU executive leadership to ensure that OSUDA is operating consistently with the goals and purposes of the university, including working closely with the President's office to assure adherence to Big 12 and NCAA rules, policies and procedures and the Provost's office to monitor OSUDA student-athletes academic progress and cooperate in efforts to help them be successful academically; and acts as an official representative of OSUDA at OSU, Big 12 Conference and national organizations as requested by the Director of Athletics. Oversees external functions of OSUDA, including: (1) revenue generation from all sources-fundraising, ticket/suite sales, multimedia contracts, merchandise sales, etc.; (2) coordination with OSUDA sports information; (3) strategic relationships for multimedia rights, apparel partnerships, merchandising, and other key external relationships; (4) coordination with OSU Foundation regarding fundraising activities with donors and OSU Alumni Association to establish programs and activities for the mutual benefit of OSUDA and OSUAA; and (5) liaison, in conjunction with other OSU representatives, with city councilors on matters that impact OSUDA. Oversees internal functions of OSUDA, including: (1) responsibility for regular communication with the coaching staff, acting as a liaison between the coaching staff and department heads in the areas related to scheduling, procurement and problem-solving; (2) evaluating programs at the end of every season; (3) team travel arrangements for intercollegiate teams in collaboration with appropriate departmental managers; (4) management of staff related to student-athlete welfare including strength and conditioning, athletic training, team physician and nutrition; and (5) event/game management. Oversees financial and facility areas, including: (1) development of the annual budget; (2) financial performance of OSUDA; (3) salary adjustments of OSUDA employees; (4) creation, modification and execution of a master facility plan; (5) coordination with outside firms and OSU Long Range Facilities Planning staff on facilities projects; and (6) bids/budgets and approval process for facilities projects. Serves as contact for coaches and student-athletes regarding current and future needs of all varsity programs; directs oversight of specific sports as assigned by AD, including coach evaluations, schedule development, game contracts, etc.; assists in handling disciplinary problems with student-athletes as requested; handles special projects as initiated by the Director of Athletics; regularly attends athletic events; and performs other related duties as required or assigned. Work schedule will extend beyond regular office hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, as needed to complete responsibilities. Travel is required in the performance of this job.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 10 or more years' previous experience in a leadership role within a major collegiate athletics department or equivalent experience. Proven success as a fundraiser in athletics; demonstrated knowledge and ability in the areas of revenue generation, staff management, facilities management, capital projects, and budgeting; experience in strategic planning and execution; knowledge of contracting, negotiating and change management; ability to facilitate and participate in group meetings; professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; previous experience in overseeing sport programs; must be willing to work weekends and evenings; must be able to work cooperatively with the OSUDA's administrative, coaching and support staff as well as various entities and constituents on and off-campus.

Prefer candidate with Master's degree and substantial managerial experience in a Big 12, Big 10, Pac 12, ACC or Big East conference collegiate athletic department. Apply online at for consideration. Applicants must upload a resume during the online application process. Applications must be received on or before April 21, 2017. For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 106 Whitehurst, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-7401.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category.

OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)