Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs - our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning - builds the connections that enable students to transform their lives. Through nearly 150 undergraduate and 200 graduate programs in nine schools and colleges, Northeastern brings over a century of experience and leadership to deliver transformative opportunities for our students and inspire them to delve deeper, sharpen their focus, and pursue greater academic challenges. Our students become engaged citizens of the world, confident and resourceful people who realize that their knowledge and actions can have positive consequences for their own lives and for the lives of others. Northeastern's worldwide network extends to 136 countries and more than 3,000 employers are actively seeking Northeastern students for co-op and full-time positions each year.
As a research university, Northeastern is set apart by our core commitment to integrating research and education to address global and societal needs. Our faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students conduct a wide range of innovative use-inspired research in numerous areas of focus - health, sustainability and security. The University is also home to six national research centers designated by the National Science Foundation, Department of Homeland Security, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Security Agency and Department of Veterans Affairs.
Northeastern's accelerating momentum can be felt in every corner of our campus, nationally, and around the world. Over the past decade, Northeastern has experienced extraordinary growth in admissions selectivity, research activity, campus life, donor support, and reputation. Today, Northeastern is the largest, most selective private research university in Boston proper, with over 4,200 faculty and staff serving more than 25,000 students from the undergraduate to the master's and doctoral levels. The university operates with a $1.2 billion budget. Unlike many universities, Northeastern has prospered in recent years, enabling investment in new faculty, buildings, and programs. The present economic climate for higher education has provided Northeastern with an opportunity to enhance the quality of its faculty at all ranks. Its research agenda is carefully positioned to areas of special competence and opportunity such as sustainability, health, and security. In addition, the University has implemented a new hybrid budgetary model based on responsibility-based management that will provide its deans with heightened autonomy, financial authority, and decision-making capability.
We continue to meetand exceedthe ambitious goals we have set for our institution. As a result, we are receiving significant external recognition of our success, including an exceptional surge in national rankings. Northeastern is ranked among the top 40 universities in the country by U.S News and World Report. In addition, the Princeton Review has ranked our Career Services in the top 3 in the country among colleges and universities. Reflecting its momentum and the highly in-demand nature of Northeastern's brand of education, in 2017, Northeastern attracted 54,000 undergraduate applications for 2,800 slots in the freshman class - the most applications to any private university in the country. Position Summary
The Athletics Director is responsible for providing vision, leadership and oversight for Northeastern's Division I intercollegiate athletics program. The Athletics Director works collaboratively with all Northeastern entities in leading the intercollegiate athletics program, in support of the University's global mission and in compliance with NCAA, CAA, Hockey East, EARC and University guidelines and rules.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide administrative direction and oversight for all intercollegiate athletic programs and activities, including appropriate administrative and organizational structures to support Northeastern 2025 - the University's strategic plan.
Challenge the status quo and strive for continuous improvement as a department by thinking outside the box and driving accountability.
Assess the current state of the athletics department and develop a dynamic strategic plan for athletics that centers on excellence and capitalizes on the momentum of the University.
Strengthen all sports to be competitive and win at the championship level. Recruit, mentor, support and lead a diverse pool of strong, ethical and talented coaches to foster an excellent student athlete experience on and off the field of play.
Strongly support and assure compliance with any and all NCAA, Colonial Athletic Conference, Hockey East, EARC and Northeastern University policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures.
Believe in and build on the University's strong foundation of student well-being and academic success. Ensure the Department's commitment to maximize the educational potential of all student athletes.
Encourage diversity and inclusion within the Athletic Department with regard to students, staff, administrators and coaches.
Improve the department's results in regard to revenue generation and fundraising; allocate and manage resources creatively and effectively to achieve success.
Develop and oversee implementation of a plan to increase revenue, attendance and generate overall enthusiasm and excitement for Northeastern Athletics across campus and in the community.
Adhere to and advance the current culture within athletics, which emphasizes care and community while fostering sportsmanship, professionalism and respect.
Establish a culture of engagement, especially in regard to alumni and internal staff. A successful candidate must be able to build and inspire groups to work collaboratively towards a shared and well communicated goal.
Organize and lead the entire Athletics' staff and delegate specific responsibilities to ensure the efficient and productive operation of all administrative and operational business functions of the department.
Represent the University in a manner that demonstrates personal and professional integrity and promotes Northeastern's interests to alumni, friends, prospective students, and the general public, as well as play an active role in the community.
Oversee and direct usage of all athletic buildings and equipment, including any facility upgrade projects.
Collaborate with other departments on campus on various projects and work to foster relationships between Athletics and other departments on campus.
Perform related departmental duties as required.
A bachelors degree is required and an advanced degree is strongly preferred. A minimum of ten years of progressive experience leading a successful, multifaceted enterprise, preferably in intercollegiate athletics or related field. A record of achievement in NCAA Division I athletics administration is recommended but not required. The highest level of personal integrity and ethical standards, including a commitment to and compliance with NCAA and conference rules is required. Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills and a capacity to develop a strong and inclusive leadership team are required. Ability to articulate a clear vision for the athletics program to limitless constituency groups is required.
Additional Information: A criminal background check is required for this position.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, a...nd global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.