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Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics - Administrator III
California State University in San Francisco Bay Area, California
Date Posted 06/18/2021
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

California State University, East Bay is seeking an Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics to provide the leadership, direction and operational management for the Department of Athletics and all aspects of the University's 15-sport intercollegiate athletic program.

Department Statement

ABOUT PIONEER ATHLETICS: CSUEB is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The CSUEB Athletic Department sponsors 15 intercollegiate sport programs. The Pioneers made the transition back to NCAA Division II during the 2009-10 season after a 10-year absence. In June 2011, CSUEB was accepted as an active member of the NCAA Division II and is currently in its tenth year of eligibility for conference and NCAA championships. CSUEB is a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), which has won 152 NCAA championships in its 76-year history, the most of any Division II conference.

Since 1961, the Pioneers have won a total of six team national collegiate championships and seven individual national championships. CSUEB has produced over 240 All-Americans and has won 82 conference championships in NCAA Divisions II and III, as well as in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.


The Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics is responsible for creating and reinforcing an environment for a competitive and respected intercollegiate sports program that is committed to a learning-centered academic environment for all student-athletes. The Associate VP/Director of Athletics will propagate and refine the philosophy, guiding principles and strategic goals of the CSUEB Athletic Department, which are essential to the department's success. Through leadership management, the Associate VP/Director of Athletics builds competence in others through effective coaching, performance management and mentoring. As a strategic partner to CSUEB, the Associate VP/Director of Athletics recommends, creates and implements long and short term strategic plan goals and operational plans for the Department of Athletics. As a member of the campus community, the Associate VP/Director of Athletics ensures a community focused strategy to support CSUEB's mission, Shared Strategic Commitments (SSCs) and Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of the university and builds effective strategic alliances internally and externally and initiates and develops strong working relationships with the community.

The intercollegiate athletic program core values and principles are founded upon sportsmanship, fair play, respect for our opponent, ethical conduct and expectation that academic success and graduation accompany athletic participation. The Associate VP/Director of Athletics is responsible for the programs' development and performance in the following five strategic goals as a member of the NCAA Division II: Academic and Life Skills, Athletics Operations and Compliance, Game Day, Conference and National Championships, Membership and Positioning Initiatives and Diversity and Inclusion. Performs other related duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications

Knowledge of principles of Athletics administration, budgeting and personnel management, NCAA rules and regulations, Title IX compliance, gender equity and diversity. Strong leadership, management and team-building skills. Demonstrated commitment to execute strategic goals and mission with a university-first perspective and a customer focused strategy. Ability to establish a clear and understandable vision for the Department of Athletics and building the operational components to execute the vision. Successful experience managing a complex organization and leading a diverse team dedicated to organizational goals and high performance. Experience directing, inspiring and motivating others, measuring the performance and progress of people, teams and organizations. Familiarity with collective bargaining and administering corrective action as appropriate in a collective bargaining environment. Ability to identify current and future challenges and propose and implement effective solutions. Successful negotiation and persuasion skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences both external and internal to CSUEB.

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Sports Administration, Public Administration or related field plus six years of progressively responsible work experience which includes a minimum of three years leading and/or supervising the work of others; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

Preferred Education & Experience: In addition to the required education and experience: Master's Degree in Athletic Administration or closely related field; experience working as a coach; knowledge about the NCAA and Division II membership and CCAA membership; and knowledge of the California State University system are preferred.

Salary and Benefits

This position is a Management Personnel Plan (MPP) position in the CSU, reports to the Vice President of Administration and Finance, and serves at the pleasure of the President. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver. For more information on the benefits program, please visit https://www.csueastbay.edu/hr/benefits/index.html.

How to Apply

Candidates must apply on-line at www.csueastbay.edu/jobs. In addition to the standard CSUEB application, please submit a cover letter, a list of three (3) or more professional references, and resume. Resumes alone will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application.

If you are a first time user, you will be prompted to create an account. Select the position you are interested in, click on the "Apply Now" button and enter your email address to begin the online application.

This position will remain open until filled and may close without further notice. Applicants will begin to be reviewed on or after April 26, 2021. Position inquiries and questions can be forwarded to Dr. Kurt Patberg of Athletics Staffing and Consultants at kpatberg.ASC@gmail.com.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.csueastbay.edu/smokeandtobaccofree/

At CSUEB, the following nine competencies have been identified as valued leadership qualities: Communication, Cooperation, Delegation, Empathy, Feedback, Innovation, Leadership Presence, Passion and Strategic Ability. While we may not expect our managers to exhibit all of these competencies, we do expect them to aspire to develop them. As part of the annual evaluation review process, the Director of Athletics will be evaluated on each.

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at: http://www.csueastbay.edu/upd/safety-and-security-reports.html


Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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