Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Northridge
Categories: MPP, Administrative, Athletics, At-Will, Full Time

At CSUN, we aspire to grow continually as an inclusive, cooperative community and strive to be a work place community that advances student success and provides exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, for our students, our employees, and the broader San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles communities that we serve. We have a foundational commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the University. As a campus leader, the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics will have the opportunity to thrive in a community in which our leaders share common traits as identified in our Leadership Principles The successful candidate for this position will also have the opportunity to realize their own personal goals, be recognized for the work they do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer.

The University:

One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts nearly 400,000 alumni who fuel the region’s economy. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 12,000 jobs each year. CSUN is a designated Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution and nationally recognized for success in serving a diverse student body. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named CSUN an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, the Wall Street Journal ranked CSUN third in the nation for the university’s diverse learning environment, and CSUN is the nation’s seventh-ranked school on CollegeNet’s 2021 Social Mobility Index.

The Position of Director, Intercollegiate Athletics:

California State University, Northridge is seeking an experienced, dynamic and energetic individual as its Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. The position is responsible for leading a competitive and respected Division I intercollegiate Athletics program that supports a balanced, high-quality educational and athletic experience for student-athletes. As a university leader, the Director demonstrates a commitment to holistic student success that is mission-aligned with the University’s vision, values and priorities. The Director establishes an ethical and collegial work environment, promoting a collaborative, accountable and inclusive team. The Director is responsible for administering the program within the framework of appropriate national, regional, state, conference and university policies. The successful candidate will develop, lead, and promote the university's Intercollegiate Athletics program within an environment of uncompromising integrity, equity, diversity and inclusive excellence. The Director demonstrates an authentic commitment to gender equity/title IX principals within student athlete sport programs, the work environment, and external relations.

The Director provides leadership and is responsible for the conduct, academic success, compliance, and continual evaluation of the Intercollegiate Athletics program. The successful candidate will recruit and evaluate coaches, administrative and support personnel. Working under the direction of the Vice President for Administration & Finance and CFO, the Director is responsible for Intercollegiate Athletic department operations, including general administration, budget management, procurement and contracts, personnel management, event management, and management and maintenance of athletic facilities. The Director actively pursues and participates in development of initiatives that support the campus mission, with a service-oriented and catalytic mind set. The successful candidate will develop a proactive, creative, resilient, and solution-oriented team environment that empowers employees to excel in achieving departmental and University goals and priorities. The Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining a positive media presence and cultivating and expanding external relationships with alumni, potential donors and sponsors, and the community. Working with University Relations & Advancement, the Director maintains primary responsibility for Athletics fundraising initiatives and activities.


  • Demonstrated successful administrative experience, preferably in senior athletics administration at the Division I level;
  • Bachelor's degree required, post-graduate degree preferred;
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in administering successful athletic programs that excel competitively, academically, and in terms of student athlete academic success, health and well-being;
  • Ability to recruit, motivate and retain student-athletes;
  • Demonstrated experience, commitment, knowledge and ability to adhere to NCAA and other relevant compliance regulations;
  • Proven record as a leader able to promote the University, Athletic Program and all facets of student-athlete welfare with a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and Title IX compliance;
  • Experience in development, fundraising and external relations with the ability to easily develop rapport and establish networks of leadership level benefactors;
  • Demonstrated experience in recruiting, supervising and leading coaches and administrative staff within a high-performing team environment;
  • Ability to lead diverse teams and foster an ethical, inclusive and collegial work environment;
  • Ability to lead varying initiatives through a collaborative, service-oriented and communicative approach;
  • Commitment to employee development, recognition, and accountability to further operational goals.

Effective Date of Appointment: As soon as possible.

How to Apply: Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

The position is open until filled but only applications received by August 5, 2022, can be assured full consideration.

General Information: CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 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. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site: and-staff-fall- guidelines.

Background check: This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.

CANRA: The person holding this position will be considered a 'limited 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.

Conflict of Interest: 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity: CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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