Oregon Tech is seeking applicants for the Director of Athletics position with the Athletics department. This is a 12-month, full-time position located on the Klamath Falls, Oregon campus. Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits including comprehensive healthcare, a generous retirement package, and significant tuition discounts at the seven public universities in Oregon. The starting salary is commensurate based on education and experience.
Oregon Tech has an established history of athletic achievement including its top 10 finishes in NAIA National Championship (2017), numerous championship runs in softball over the last seven years, and the Men’s Basketball National Champions (2012). The Department of Athletics is proud to facilitate the physical and academic achievements of our student athletes and preparing our student-athletes for professional and personal success in the real world by learning the values of integrity and excellence on the court, field, and in the classroom. The Department’s success in instilling integrity and professionalism in our student athletes is evident by their demonstrated academic excellence. The Department carries an average of a 3.41 GPA. eight Oregon Tech programs were ranked in the top ten nationally for their respective sports. In order to provide our athletes high-quality facilities to train and perform, the University has recently redeveloped Purvine Field and implemented a strategic initiative to further enhance our training facilities.
The successful candidate gains an exciting leadership opportunity in an award-winning department and will be instrumental in developing and implementing new strategic initiatives to advance Oregon Tech’s recreational sports and athletics programs. The Director of Athletics will work directly with various campus offices to maximize the utilization of our newly redeveloped facilities to optimize our current athletic programs and create additional programs that will benefit the campus community.
The Director of Athletics is the principal administrative officer responsible for intercollegiate athletics, fitness center, and recreational and intramural programs of Oregon Tech and is responsible for all administration, building and field operations and athletic financial management necessary to support athletic and fitness programs at Oregon Tech. Primary responsibilities include overseeing and managing the complete fitness and recreation programs for the campus; developing annual budget plans for allocation of institutional resources as related to institutional and departmental priorities; and overseeing and assisting in coordination of activities for athletic marketing, public relations, including fundraising, membership, meetings, social and other support activities. The Director is also responsible for orchestrating the necessary communication between all segments for the university, coaches, parents, athletic department staff, and student athletes concerning the academic progress of each student athlete; and supervising the departments recruiting activities of coaches by approving/disapproving travel, student aid, and other requests.
The mission of the Oregon Tech Athletic Department is to facilitate growth and development of its student-athletes by providing a broad-based athletic program that creates educational opportunities through the medium of competition at the collegiate level. The department also provides personal health and fitness opportunities to the campus community through its Tech-Fit facilities.
The Oregon Tech Athletic department is dedicated to preparing our student-athletes for professional and personal success in the real world by learning the values of integrity and excellence on the court, field, and in the classroom. To that end, we are committed to field teams with the talent and ability to compete at the top of the Cascade Collegiate Conference, as well as regionally and nationally in the NAIA while representing Oregon Tech with dignity and class.
The privilege of participation in intercollegiate athletics and dedication to team goals provides a classroom where students may experience the development of skills, sportsmanship, loyalty, self-discipline, and the responsibility to be a team while learning the values of winning, losing, and competing. The Oregon Tech athletic program contributes to campus life by providing a focal point for social interaction, leadership development, involvement in peer support groups and entertainment.
For more information about the department, visit: http://oregontechowls.com.
The Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) is an institution founded on the principles of excellence through hands-on knowledge. We believe in giving students a rigorous, practical education while applying cutting-edge concepts for real-world solutions. As the Pacific Northwest's premier public institute of technology, we take pride in our mission to deliver technology education. We continually partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs and classes are at the top of the board with adapting to new technology and preparing students for workforce demands.
We also attribute this to our dedicated professors, who provide personalized attention and are genuinely invested in their students' learning. A total enrollment of about 5,200 allows for an intimate campus environment distinguished by small classes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 20:1. This personal approach provides many benefits of a prestigious private education at a public price.
To learn more about Oregon Tech visit: http://www.oit.edu/.
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The main, residential campus is located in Klamath Falls in beautiful Southern Oregon nestled on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains. The 190-acre campus offers spectacular views of Upper Klamath Lake, pine-studded knolls and snow-capped peaks from nearly every building. Klamath Falls, a city of about 20,000 residents (45,000 in urban growth area), is located in south-central Oregon, about 20 miles from the California border. Known as Oregon's "City of Sunshine," Klamath Falls enjoys about 300 days of blue skies each year.
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Bachelor’s degree or ten (10) or more years of experience in some level of collegiate athletics administration.
Five (5) years of experience in some level of collegiate athletics administration.
Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.
Knowledge of software utilized in athletics.
Knowledge of Conference and National rules and regulations as well as individual sport guidelines and/or playing rules.
Knowledge of sporting event operational requirements including public address, statistical, timing and scoreboard system set up and operations.
Knowledge of FERPA regulations.
Additional Salary Information: Oregon Tech offers competitive salaries with excellent benefits including comprehensive healthcare, a generous retirement package, and significant tuition discounts at the seven public universities in Oregon. The starting salary is commensurate based on education and experience.
Oregon Institute of Technology is the only public, accredited polytechnic university in the Pacific Northwest. The university was founded in 1947 to educate servicemen returning from World War II. Throughout its history, OIT has maintained vital relationships with industry partners to be responsive to workforce needs. Most classroom experiences are balanced between theory lecture and immediate lab...oratory application. OIT is a member institution of the Oregon University System. The university's main campus is in Klamath Falls, with two campuses in the Portland-metropolitan area and specific degree programs delivered in Seattle, Medford and La Grande. The graduate placement rate is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of $54,000. The university's overall enrollment is 3,318. OIT is ranked among the US News & World Report Top 10 Baccalaureate Colleges in the West, and is home to the national champion Hustlin' Owls Men's Basketball Team. OIT was the first university in the United States to offer a Renewable Energy Systems bachelor's degree, graduating its first student in June 2008.