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Bethany College - Director of Athletics

Bethany, WV

Job Description

Bethany College seeks a dynamic and energetic leader to become its new Director of Athletics. Located near the West Virginia/Western Pennsylvania border, Bethany College offers its 600+full time undergraduate students a holistic and transformative learning experience and an opportunity to find a richness of life that often is not possible in other settings. Sponsoring 20 Varsity teams, the institution competes in Division III of the NCAA, and is a member of the Presidents Athletics Conference (PAC), a conference that includes institutions that share Bethany’s commitment to excellence and recognize the significant educational role athletics can play in the development of students as future leaders.

Reporting to the President, The Rev. Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg, the Director of Athletics will be expected to guide and mentor coaches and other staff with an emphasis on open conversation, strong collaboration and an unwavering focus on the best interests of students. The Director also will be tasked to serve as the department’s primary representative in interactions with other leaders on campus. Finally, the Director will engage with alumni and other stakeholders to provide information and garner support for athletics and the Bethany community.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep commitment to the spirit of Division III athletics where athletes compete at the highest level of excellence and in a context where academic and athletic experiences are fully integrated in the life of the campus as a whole. In addition, the Director will be expected to embrace and advance the department’s mission and to maintain the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct.

Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a resume or CV, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

These materials should be sent electronically via email to Bethany College’s consultants Greg Santore and Katy Young at: 

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