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Oregon Tech is seeking applicants for the Director of Athletics position with the Athletics department. This is a 12-month, full-time position located on the Klamath Falls, Oregon campus. Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits including comprehensive healthcare, a generous retirement package, and significant tuition discounts at the seven public universities in Oregon. The starting salary is commensurate based on education and experience.
Oregon Tech has an established history of athletic achievement including its top 10 finishes in NAIA National Championship (2017), numerous championship runs in softball over the last seven years, and the Men’s Basketball National Champions (2012). The Department of Athletics is proud to facilitate the physical and academic achievements of our student athletes and preparing our student-athletes for professional and personal success in the real world by learning the values of integrity and excellence on the court, field, and in the classroom. The Department’s success in instilling integrity and professionalism in our student athletes is evident by their demonstrated academic excellence. The Department carries an average of a 3.41 GPA. eight Oregon Tech programs were ranked in the top ten nationally for their respective sports. In order to provide our athletes high-quality facilities to train and perform, the University has recently redeveloped Moehl Stadium Sport Field and implemented a strategic initiative to further enhance our training facilities.
The successful candidate gains an exciting leadership opportunity in an award-winning department and will be instrumental in developing and implementing new strategic initiatives to advance Oregon Tech’s recreational sports and athletics programs. The Director of Athletics will work directly with various campus offices to maximize the utilization of our newly redeveloped facilities to optimize our current athletic programs and create additional programs that will benefit the campus community.
The Director of Athletics is the principal administrative officer responsible for intercollegiate athletics, fitness center, and recreational and intramural programs of Oregon Tech and is responsible for all administration, building and field operations and athletic financial management necessary to support athletic and fitness programs at Oregon Tech. Primary responsibilities include overseeing and managing the complete fitness and recreation programs for the campus; developing annual budget plans for allocation of institutional resources as related to institutional and departmental priorities; and overseeing and assisting in coordination of activities for athletic marketing, public relations, including fundraising, membership, meetings, social and other support activities. The Director is also responsible for orchestrating the necessary communication between all segments for the university, coaches, parents, athletic department staff, and student athletes concerning the academic progress of each student athlete; and supervising the departments recruiting activities of coaches by approving/disapproving travel, student aid, and other requests.