Utah State University

Athletic Director - USU Eastern Campus - Price, Utah

City Price Campus
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/23/2021 1:51 PM)
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USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Athletics
Advertised Salary
Commensurate on Experience and Education, plus excellent benefits


The Utah State University Eastern Director of Athletics is responsible for the development, management, coordination and supervision of a competitive NJCAA intercollegiate athletics program. The Director of Athletics also:

  • Provides visionary leadership, strategic planning and development for the athletics program;
  • Maintains an athletics program that is committed to the mission of the college;
  • Administers the overall athletic budget; and
  • Recruits and manages the coaching staff.


  • Represent and promote the university and athletic programs at sports-related and non-sports-related events; be highly visible and actively engaged on campus and in the community.
  • Understanding and adhering to the rules, regulations, and eligibility requirements of the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region 18, Scenic West Athletic Conference and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
  • Provide mentoring, leadership, and supervision of all coaches and other department staff including student workers. Responsible for managing athletic program, a fitness center, and intramurals.
  • Prepares and administers staff performance evaluations.
  • Directs and hires coaches who are committed not only to winning but to the welfare of students.
  • Supports and encourages the current academic standards and expectations of all Utah State University Eastern student-athletes.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Campus Administrator/Associate Vice President all athletic matters.
  • Reviews and updates the student athletics handbook.
  • Serves as the administrator for primary and special event such as tournaments and regionals.
  • Handles student athlete discipline, relative to the student athlete handbook, and in coordination with the Student Conduct office when necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in intercollegiate athletics (or related field)
  • Budgetary experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters' Degree
  • Outstanding leadership and supervisory skills to develop, manage, and inspire a talented and diverse professional staff
  • A significant portion of the candidate’s experience in the higher education environment is preferred

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Successful budget and administrative management experience and skills
  • Strong communication skills: writing, speaking, and listening
  • The ability to establish effective working relationships with academic deans and faculty for program promotion
  • Ability to plan, assist and supervise staff
  • Ability to communicate and work with a broad range of people. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job
  • Effective communication skills

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate on Experience and Education, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

The Utah State University Eastern Athletic Department competes in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, one of the most competitive of the National Junior College Athletic Association. With 11 intercollegiate athletic teams including men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball, baseball, Spirit Squad (Cheer and dance), E-Sports, and Rodeo, the USU Eastern athletic Department has a reputation for success on and off the field/court/arena/gaming system. The department features about 230 student athletes and a tremendous staff focused on developing the whole student athlete.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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