Director of Athletics - St. Bonaventure University

Director of Athletics
St. Bonaventure University is seeking a Director of Athletics

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Founded in 1858, St. Bonaventure University is where heart meets mind. Shaped by its values of compassion, wisdom and integrity and lauded for its value, Bona is ranked No. 2 in New York and No. 3 in the North in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report — Bona is a transformative community committed to academic excellence and civic engagement.

St. Bonaventure University is located in the scenic enchanted mountain region in Western New York, approximately 75 miles south of Buffalo, NY. Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, the 500-acre University is comprised of a close-knit caring community and small-town living with easy access to major metropolitan areas.

The Position
Under the supervision of the President, the Director of Athletics (AD) leads the St. Bonaventure University’s (University) Department of Athletics to include the nineteen men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic programs and the various internal and external department units.  The Director of Athletics will also ensure overall program compliance with NCAA requirements and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Department of Athletics
Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at St. Bonaventure University is to complement and supplement the overall mission of the University with the utmost integrity through adherence to NCAA and conference bylaws. The intercollegiate program is committed to mentoring all student-athletes and enriching their intellectual, spiritual, and physical growth and development. The program strives to provide competitive opportunities to a diverse range of student-athletes at the conference, regional, and national levels while maintaining fiscal responsibility. The Department engenders support for the University among many constituents including students, faculty, alumni, friends, and local communities.

Vision Statement
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is nationally recognized for the academic and athletic excellence of its student-athletes and their collective commitment to fair play and sportsmanship embodied in the University’s Franciscan heritage. The sports programs are competitive in the Atlantic 10 Conference as evidenced by their ability to consistently compete for conference tournament play and championships. The Department is a source of pride on campus, in local communities, and among St. Bonaventure Alumni not only because of its storied traditions, but also as a result of its commitment to excellence, emphasis on the University’s core values, and its enhanced contribution to the University’s success and vision.

Application Statement
Bachelor’s degree is required, master’s degree preferred with seven (7) years of relevant experience. Compensation is competitive and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates should include a cover letter describing relevant experiences and interest in this position, curriculum vitae/resume; and names, titles and contact information for five (5) references. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by July 16th, and the applicant portal will remain open until the hiring process is completed.

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St. Bonaventure is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity educational institution. It is guided by the principle that equal opportunity means more than equal employment opportunity, and that access to facilities and services shall be available to all people regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression. This principle is applicable to every member of the St. Bonaventure community, both students and employed personnel at every level, and to all facilities and services.

Department: St. Bonaventure University
This is a full time position