CSU Director of Athletics

Chicago State University Director of Athletics


Organization Name

Chicago State University

Organization Background

Chicago State University (CSU), founded in 1867, is the oldest public university in the Chicago Metropolitan area. CSU is known for its impressive landscape, sitting on 161 wooded acres featuring large tracts of open space and beautiful trees. The campus is located near the recently renovated CTA 95th Street Station, as well as other transit systems that all provide commuter students, faculty and staff convenient access to the campus. The University’s five colleges— Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Pharmacy—offer various undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree-granting programs. The University also provides the greater South Side Chicago community with a multitude of athletic, cultural, educational, and recreational activities.

Under the leadership of President Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott, whose term began in July 2018, CSU has been committed to the processes of renewal and transformation, despite the challenges of limited institutional resources. The President’s student-centered vision focuses on the advancement of the outstanding academic programs currently in place, as well as the development of new, innovative, and relevant programs to meet the needs of employers of the twenty-first century. Top priorities for the President include an unwavering focus on sustainable enrollment growth and student success.

Great People Make a Great University How can I serve Chicago State University?

Chicago State University (CSU) invites applications and nominations for dynamic, innovative leadership for its NCAA Division I athletics program. The opportunities for athletics are exciting. Chicago State, currently a member of the Western Athletic Conference, is considering other conference opportunities. At Chicago State, intercollegiate athletics strives to develop strong student, alumni, and community support, and its administration is committed to excellence in athletics as well as academics.

Chicago State University seeks a Director of Intercollegiate Athletics who (1) understands how to leverage the unique opportunities for growth and advancement at the University; (2) fosters high standards of integrity, athletic excellence, academic success and compliance; (3) has strong personnel and fiscal management skills; (4) is able to develop excellent relationships with both internal and external constituents; and (5) directs and hires coaches and staff who are committed not only to winning but to ensuring the welfare of student-athletes and to following NCAA compliance guidelines. The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics reports directly to the President of Chicago State University. This position also serves as a member of the President’s Administrative Operations Team


The Athletic Director is responsible for the development, management, coordination, and supervision of the intercollegiate athletics department, with 15 programs, more than 20 coaches, and close to 200 student-athletes. Additional job duties and responsibilities include: 

  1. Provides visionary leadership, strategic planning, and policy development for the athletics program.
  2. Maintains an athletics program that is committed to the University’s mission and strategic priorities.
  3. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and communications with faculty, administrators, staff, student body, student government association, alumni, friends, booster clubs, and the local community regarding CSU Athletics.
  4. Works with the Chicago State Foundation to raise funds for the athletic department and develop fundraising strategies with team goals to meet the strategic priorities.
  5. Leads the development of Athletics fundraising goals and work in close coordination with budget office to meet goals.
  6. Administers the overall athletic budget.
  7. Recruits and manages the coaching staff.
  8. Ensures compliance with all University, national association, and conference policies, rules, and regulations.
  9. Formulates, initiates, implements, and interprets policies related to the operation of the unit, as well as policies applicable campus or University-wide.
  10. Maintains and provides professional expertise and keeps current with developments in the profession.
  11. Provides management reports, analyses, data, and information for administrative purposes.
  12. Interfaces with advisory committees, serves on campus or University committees, communicates and consults with other offices or campus officials when appropriate.
  13. Represents the University at NCAA and conference meetings.
  14. Oversees the coordination of all intercollegiate athletic events held in CSU athletics facilities.
  15. Develops and implements programs that promote the University as a whole, especially as they relate to integrating student-athletes with other students and promoting campus spirit.
  16. Performs additional duties as assigned.


Master’s Degree in a related field; Eight years of collegiate athletic administration experience with increasing levels of supervisory responsibility; demonstrated professional history and reputation of working with ethics and integrity; active engagement in the intercollegiate sports community.



Must effectively demonstrate: Interpersonal and verbal communication skills; ability to develop and maintain relationships with a broad range of constituencies; critical thinking and problem- solving skills; organizational and time management abilities; a clear knowledge and understanding of compliance with institutional, athletic conference and NCAA rules and regulations as a condition of employment. The ability to effectively lead and manage a complex organization and promote a culture of compliance within the intercollegiate sports program.


If interested, please download and complete questionnaire below and email to [email protected].


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Phone: (215) 688 – 8409 [email protected]

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