Vice President Athletics

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Jun 07, 2024
Full time Athletics & Coaching Vice President/Associate/Assistant VP

Job Description


Vice President Athletics

Hiring Department
The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applications for the position of Vice President of Athletics

Salary Range

$140,000 - $160,000 depending on qualifications

Essential Functions
Reporting directly to the President and a member of the President's Executive team, the Vice President of Athletics will be responsible for providing leadership and management for the intercollegiate athletic program including: policy issues, academic and athletic performance; fundraising, budgeting, fiscal management; scheduling; adherence to University, UT System, NCAA, and conference regulations; staff supervision and evaluation, long-range planning, public relations, and athletic fundraising.

1. Provides leadership and sound decision-making with regard to all Athletics Department matters which reflects a commitment and adherence to the highest standards of integrity in academic, financial and business endeavors, as well as compliance with NCAA, Lone Star Conference, UT System, and Institutional regulations and policies.
2. Cultivates effective relationships with on-campus and off-campus constituents in identifying, developing, and securing major philanthropic and corporate investments in order to generate significant financial support for the Athletics. Achieves the fundraising goals and objectives to ensure the success of the University's strategic plan.
3. Recruit, retain and regularly evaluate departmental operations, staff, programs, academic support services and activities to ensure all areas are effectively achieving established goals and objectives.
4. Actively engages in building long lasting relationships with Alumni, community, and conference members to create and sustain a positive impression of the University.
5. Effective leadership, development and management skills that engage directors and coaches to insure a competitive and high-quality Division II Athletic Program.
6. Successfully develop and oversee all athletics fundraising and development activities to include creating gift opportunities for donors and prospective donors, fostering and facilitating gift opportunities, and to raise other financial support for Intercollegiate Athletics.
7. Collaborates with departments within the University to achieve the Departments and University's strategic fundraising goals.
8. Promote and market athletics programs within the University and the region.
9. Ability to build upon successful marketing relationships to promote the marketing, licensing, and merchandising associated with the University.
10. Recognize student successes, continue to engage students in academic excellence, and ensure that student-athlete welfare is a high priority.
11. Develop, recommend, and actively monitor the athletics program operating budget to insure operations are fiscally compliant.
12. Develop, recommend, and achieve short- and long-range strategic plans for the Athletics Department.
13. Lead vision, planning, and administrative oversight for renovation and any new facility construction while working with other departments as appropriate.
14. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree
2. Five (5) years of relevant sports administration experience in positions of increasing responsibility
3. Demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising and revenue generation
4. Able to travel extensively locally, nationally, and internationally

Preferred Qualifications
1. Master's degree
2. Knowledge of Federal, State, NCAA, Conference, UT System, and University rules and regulations pertaining to athletic compliance and other related business operations including Title IX compliance.

Additional Information
Required Application Materials

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcripts (Preferred)
5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment

1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

Standard Working Conditions

1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation

University Benefits

1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

About the University

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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