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Quinnipiac University is a private non-sectarian coeducational university located in Hamden, CT and North Haven CT, 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The University enrols 6,500 full-time undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. The 2015 issue of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” named Quinnipiac as the top up-and-coming school with master’s programs in the Northern Region. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 379 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.”
An education at Quinnipiac embodies the University's commitment to three core values: high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a strong sense of community. Quinnipiac University educates students to be valued and contributing members of their communities through a vital, challenging and purposeful educational program.
The University currently seeks a dynamic and collaborative leader for its nationally respected Division I athletics program. The Bobcats compete in the NCAA Division I and are members of the Metro Atlantic Conference (MAAC) and ECAC Hockey. The opportunities for growth in athletics at Quinnipiac University are exciting. The University’s commitment to the success of the athletic program, positions the athletic department for continued comprehensive success and excellence within intercollegiate athletics.
The Quinnipiac intercollegiate athletics program supports twenty-one sport teams that represent the University as the Quinnipiac Bobcats. These sports are: men’sbaseball, basketball, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and tennis; and women’s acrobatics & tumbling, basketball, cross-country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and volleyball.
The University has numerous facilities across its three campuses to host both these top-flight athletic programs, as well as athletic opportunities for the entire student population, many offering state-of-the-art features. In 2007, Quinnipiac opened the TD Bank Sports Center, a 185,000-square-foot facility on the York Hill Campus that features two separate arenas for the men’s/women’s basketball and ice hockey programs. The arenas seat 3,254 for basketball and 3,084 for hockey. In March 2014, the TD Bank Sports Center had great success hosting the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Frozen Four and drew the largest crowd for a venue in which the host institution was not competing.
Over the last three years, Quinnipiac Athletics has shown tremendous growth at the national level, with more varsity programs advancing to national tournaments from 2012-13 through 2014-15.
Quinnipiac’s Department of Athletics & Recreation has shown consistent improvement academically in each year as a NCAA Division I program. In 2013-14, Quinnipiac’s 414 student athletes posted a program best 3.293 cumulative grade-point-average, while all but one of Quinnipiac’s 21 varsity teams posted a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Hamden is located in the Greater New Haven area, which is very rich in assets. There is an abundance of arts and culture, including fine restaurants, stunning architecture, world-class museums, theatre, eclectic boutiques and bookstores. South Central Connecticut benefits from its proximity to the world-class New York metro area, while retaining the charm and heritage of New England.
The Director of Athletics must possess integrity, vision, astuteness and charisma, with a passion for excellence, a profound commitment to student-athlete welfare, and an energetic drive to lead the Quinnipiac Bobcats to the highest level of all-around success. He or she must embrace enthusiastically the mission and values of Quinnipiac University while developing and executing a strategic vision that intensifies the excitement and achievement of Quinnipiac Athletics; increases community and public engagement with the Bobcats; and positions Quinnipiac for the most beneficial future conference alignments.
The Quinnipiac Director of Athletics must direct and manage the Department of Athletics and Recreation with the highest level of integrity to maintain full compliance with Title IX and state and federal laws, as well as with all university, conference, and NCAA rules and regulations. Working with coaches, athletic administrators, student-athletes and University partners, the Director of Athletics must facilitate collaboration, effectiveness and efficiency in department operations, as well as a vibrant role for athletics and recreation in University life. Together with the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs, the Director of Athletics will pursue fundraising activities and alumni support. As the visible and approachable face of Quinnipiac Athletics, the Director of Athletics must partner with the Office of Public Affairs in continually enhancing the reach of marketing and promotions. In all activities, the Director of Athletics must maintain Quinnipiac’s profound commitment to gender equity, diversity, inclusion, and responsible citizenship.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Fundraising and Public Relations
Quinnipiac University seeks a Director of Athletics with integrity, vision, collaborative skills and a commitment to higher education and student-athlete welfare. Quinnipiac University’s Director of Athletics should present the following:
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A complete application will include a letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position, current resume, and the names of at least five references with titles, mailing addresses, business/home telephone numbers, and email addresses.
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