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Bucknell University - Director of Athletics

Lewisburg, PA

Job Description

Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Bucknell University to lead the recruitment for its next Director of Athletics. Located in Lewisburg, PA, Bucknell is a NCAA Division I school with outstanding academic and athletics tradition. As a member of the Patriot League, Bison Athletics sponsors 27 varsity sports, 17 club sports and a host of intramural and recreational opportunities for the very active student population. 

Reporting to the President, the key roles and responsibilities of the new Director include oversight of the department consistent with the University's mission of educating students for a lifetime of critical thinking and strong leadership characterized by continued intellectual exploration, creativity and imagination. The new Director will help develop a vision for athletics; developing a strategic plan that aligns with the University's master plan and enhances the educational experience by providing athletic opportunities to students with varying interest and skills. The new Director will also promote student-athletes' personal development, high academic achievement and full participation in all aspects of college life. The ideal candidate will be a visible leader on campus and in the community; representing Bucknell University to external constituents, including prospective students, parents, alumni and the general public in a manner that demonstrates personal and professional integrity. Inquiries may be directed to Witt/Kieffer’s consultants Greg Santore and Katy Young at

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