Lewis & Clark College - Portland, OR
July 3, 2019
Portland, OR
Job Type


Working at Lewis & Clark College

The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Job Purpose

The Director of Physical Education and Athletics (AD) will lead a program that ensures Athletic excellence and challenges and develops the physical, mental, and personal abilities of student-athletes for nineteen (19) varsity sports. The AD supervises the Varsity Athletic Coaches as well as the Physical Education, and Intramural Sports programs and is responsible for ensuring broad participation and engagement in sports and activities of our Lewis and Clark.

The close date for receiving applications is August 26, 2019. Review of applications will begin after August 31, 2019.

What You'll Do

Management and Leadership:

  • Provides leadership and strategic direction with a focus on Lewis & Clark College's culture, mission and vision.
  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Identify the educational needs of others, develop formal educational or training programs or classes, and teach or instruct others.
  • Provide guidance and direction to team members, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Coordinate work and activities of team members.
  • Establish long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Directly hire, terminate, performance manage, and mentor an effective athletic team.

Budget and Revenue Generation:

  • Review and track complex budgets to ensure alignment.
  • In partnership with the Dean of Students, generate revenues to help enhance the costs of the intercollegiate athletic program.
  • Develop strategies and metrics to generate revenue commitments.
  • Develop strategic plan to secure increased revenue commitments.
  • Meet mutually agreed upon performance goals.
  • Through collaboration with colleagues, volunteers, administrative leaders and faculty, ensure unified, coordinated outreach that will maximize fundraising productivity and further key institutional priorities.

Compliance and Safety:

  • Ensure compliance of NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Thorough knowledge of Athletic administration at the NCAA Division III level.

Athletics Administration:

  • Provide leadership and vision to guide and develop the intercollegiate athletic program in a manner that commensurate with the mission and vision of the College.
  • Lead a program that challenges and develops the physical, mental, and personal abilities of student-athletes.
  • Lead the College's effort to achieve gender equity and reach diversity goals in all programmatic efforts.
  • Commitment and understanding of diversity, gender equality, and equal opportunity issues.

Recruitment and Retention of Student-Athletes:

  • Serve as a liaison between the athletic coaching staff and the Admissions staff.
  • Recruit quality student-athletes who fit the academic profile of the student body.
  • Attend off-campus games for the purpose of evaluation and contact.
  • Plan campus visits with prospective student-athletes and their parents.

External Constituency management

Must Haves

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 7 years experience in athletics, higher education, or related field

Nice to Haves

  • Master's degree
  • 10 or more years of experience in athletics, higher education, or related field

Work Schedule

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate

  • Commensurate with experience

Physical Requirements

  • The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
  • Standing, driving, sitting, walking, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.

Reasonable Accommodation

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.