Mary Baldwin University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of Athletics.
Mary Baldwin University is a member of the NCAA Division III competing in the USA South Conference. We seek a visionary, collaborative professional prepared to lead a growing athletics program in alignment with the mission and character of the university. The ideal candidate will have successful experience working with the key constituencies of a small and highly diverse university community: students, coaches and athletic staff, physical education and wellness instructors, a cadet corps, faculty members and administrators, alumni and friends, conference peers and local and regional community members.
As part of a department-wide strategic planning effort already underway, Mary Baldwin University’s next Director of Athletics will continue the process of expanding our athletics offerings to include a full slate of coed athletic teams and the facilities to support them. These new athletic initiatives are enabling the university to build a vibrant co-educational campus with health and wellness and fielding competitive teams as priorities. Regionally, Mary Baldwin University is positioned to fill a growing need for competitive sports destinations in the Shenandoah Valley. In addition to strategic planning and managing the department’s administrative and financial resources, the Director of Athletics is responsible for directing athletic activities and fitness courses; recruiting and assessing current and prospective coaches and staff and providing an environment supporting personal and professional growth for employees through mentoring, regular performance evaluation, and constructive feedback; ensuring compliance with applicable NCAA, USA South, Title IX, and university policies, rules, and regulations; fostering a culture within the department that supports student and staff diversity; supervising the coordination of athletic events and fitness courses; revenue development planning and fundraising for the department; and other duties as assigned by the Provost of the university.
Mary Baldwin University is an intentionally diverse educational community and aspires to develop a staff and faculty that reflect its student demographics. The university places a high priority on the cultivation of a community in which all students are both seen and heard. As such, we seek and encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education and with experience working with diverse student bodies. Above all, Mary Baldwin seeks candidates eager to embrace and empower an ethic of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.
-Master’s degree in a relevant field
-5-8 years of successful athletics administrative experience
-Significant strategic planning, fundraising, budgeting, operations, and facilities management experience
-Demonstrated knowledge of exemplary practices in creating transformative student athlete experiences
-Proven ability in hiring, supervising, developing, and evaluating personnel
-Stable, progressive record of successful leadership
A letter of application addressed to Athletic Director Search Committee Chair; resume/cv; and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by e-mail attachment to email@example.com. Completed applications received by May 25, 2019, are guaranteed full consideration.
Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex (except that only women are admitted to Mary Baldwin College for Women), nor does the University discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to Director of Human Resources, SAC 311, 540-887-7367, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia 24401.
About Mary Baldwin University
Mary Baldwin University and Staunton Overview:
Founded in 1842, Mary Baldwin University is a small, coeducational university offering a range of degree programs from bachelor to doctoral. It serves a vibrant student population on its main campus in Staunton, Virginia; at its nearby health sciences campus in Augusta County; and through MBU Online. Two hours from the nation’s capital, located on the western edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the picturesque and historic Shenandoah Valley, the university’s main campus is on 58 hilltop acres and opens onto downtown Staunton, regularly named one of the best small towns in America.
The university welcomed its largest ever incoming class in Fall 2018, and it is a pivotal and exciting time in the institution’s distinguished 177-year history. A radical belief in student potential and in the transformative power of the liberal arts and sciences has guided Mary Baldwin University since its founding. Mary Baldwin’s history began with founder Rufus Bailey and what was then a revolutionary idea: that women, like men, should be well educated. A generation later, namesake Mary Julia Baldwin took the reins during the Civil War; afterward he...r cutting-edge innovations made the institution thrive. Augusta Female Seminary was renamed Mary Baldwin Seminary in 1895 in honor of Miss Baldwin, and became Mary Baldwin College in 1923. In 2016, the institution became Mary Baldwin University to reflect its growing range of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs, and in 2017 the university welcomed its first residential men students to campus. Imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit, the university has repeatedly introduced new methods and programs at the forward edge of educational trends and societal needs. Emphasizing global leadership and citizenship, MBU is noted for high academic standards, strong leadership development programs, a diverse student body, and innovative programs including the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership.
Known for its historic architecture and charming downtown, Staunton is home to a vibrant arts and music scene and offers a range of excellent dining, wine bars, and micro-breweries. With five National Historic Districts, Staunton is easily explored by foot. Its compact downtown features over one hundred unique shops, art galleries and restaurants. Founded in 1747, the city is the birthplace of President Woodrow Wilson, and the city manager form of government. At the crossroads of Virginia, Staunton is a transportation hub with advanced rail, highway, and air access. The city lies at the heart of Virginia’s Education and Technology Corridor with nine colleges and universities regionally and a “Blue Ribbon” local school system. Staunton is within Augusta County which hosts corporate residents including Best Buy, Specialty Blades, Bruin, U.S.A., McKee Foods, Hershey Chocolate, and a host of other fine companies.
Opportunities to explore the arts and culture abound in Staunton. Located on the edge of campus are the Blackfriars Playhouse, the only replica of Shakespeare’s indoor theater, and the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. The Heifetz International Music Institute makes its home at Mary Baldwin University each summer; along with the Staunton Music Festival, music lovers can fill the summer months with performances of superior quality. The community supports a thriving farmers’ market and excellent restaurants.
The Shenandoah Valley with the adjacent Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains offer scenic beauty and abundant opportunity for outdoor activities. The region features Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the George Washington National Forest, includes over 100 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and offers numerous other hiking and biking trails, spectacular caverns, trout fishing in mountain streams, golf, kayaking, and skiing. Vineyards and wineries abound in the region along with a growing range of other agribusinesses.