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Executive Director of Athletics

Dixie State University
Job Location:
St. George, Utah
Athletics and Coaching
Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Location: St. George 84770, UT

Job Type: Full-Time Staff

Division: Athletics

Job Number: 23PRO746-1

Position Announcement

Dixie State University is seeking a new Executive Director of Athletics to provide leadership, direction and oversight to the Trailblazer Athletics Department. This position is responsible for managing the Athletics administrative staff, hiring head coaching staff, and overseeing/monitoring coaches' hiring of assistant coaches. The Athletic Director ensures that all recruiting, budgetary, and all other functions of the Athletics Department align with NCAA, federal, state, and university policies.

Additional information about the department and program offerings can be found at Inquiries about this position should go to Mr. Courtney White, Chief of Staff and Associate Vice President for Executive Affairs, at

  • Organize and administer Intercollegiate Athletic programs.
  • Oversee all Athletics Department booster clubs, ensuring fiscal responsibility and compliance with appropriate rules for the University.
  • Ensure the University and all Athletics staffing adhere to and follow all NCAA and conference rules and regulations, as well as all regulations governing the operation of Athletics programs and all ethical standards of behavior.
  • Provide leadership for long-term strategic planning and facilities development of Athletics programs.
  • Take responsibility for the University Athletics facilities and fields. Arrange for scheduling game and practice sessions. Coordinate with Facilities Management on daily, monthly, and yearly maintenance schedules.
  • Manage budget preparation and oversee fiscal management for Athletics department.
  • Direct fundraising for various aspects and teams within the Athletics program.
  • Develop, implement, and oversee strategic goals and objectives for the department.
  • Oversee the department's continued transition into the Division I classification.
  • Serve as a member of the President's cabinet.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years' experience as a Division I NCAA Athletic Director required.
  • Knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment of intercollegiate athletics and dedication to abide by the letter and intent of NCAA and conference regulations.
  • Proven ability in athletic fundraising, corporate sponsorships, and scholarships.
  • Effective public speaking, marketing, and community and donor relations skills.
  • Ability to represent the University well in the community and state.
  • Ability to exercise critical human relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
Supplemental Information

POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Full-time professional staff (overtime-exempt) position. Annual salary commensurate upon qualifications & experience. Desired start date of July 1, 2022. Excellent benefits package included that begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See under "Benefits Summary" for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review beginsFebruary 7, 2022;posting open until filled, with applications reviewed as they are received.Submit application materials and upload cover letter, resume, contact information for professional references (including email), and a one-page document about your vision for Utah Tech University Division I Athletics electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:Dixie State University (DSU), which will be renamed Utah Tech University starting July 1, 2022, is an open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed to exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an instructional approach of "active learning. active life." and a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911 as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, our university is located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with amenities such as an international airport and professional sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.

DSU is a fast-growing Utah public institution of higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230 programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates, endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas, possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment. DSU does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or DSU's non-discrimination policies:
  • Director of Equity Compliance / Title IX Coordinator: Hazel Sainsbury -, HCC 579, 435-652-7747.
  • Deputy Title IX Coordinator: Abby Del Giacco -, 435-652-7731.
For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:
  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights,, 800-421-3481.
  • U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office,, 303-844-5695.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS:Dixie State University began its transition to NCAA Division I status in 2020-21 and is in its second season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. DSU has been a member of the NCAA since the 2006-07 season and competed at the Division II level after several decades as a NJCAA national power. Prior to their arrival to the WAC, the Trailblazers were full members of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference from 2018-20 (football since 2016). During its two seasons in the RMAC, Dixie State claimed RMAC regular season championships in women's volleyball (2018) and men's basketball (2019-20), along with the 2019 women's tennis and softball postseason tournament crowns. In addition, 184 student-athletes earned all-RMAC academic honors overall, including 25 first team selections. Prior to its move to the RMAC, Dixie State enjoyed a successful 11-year run in the Pacific West Conference. During its time in the PacWest, Dixie State won 20 conference team championships, had 545 student-athletes earn academic all-conference honors (from 2013-18), and won four PacWest Community Engagement Awards. Since DSU became eligible for postseason play in 2009, the Trailblazers made 63 NCAA Division II Regional Championship appearances and won five regional championships, including three in softball in 2009, 2014 and 2015 (national runner-up), one in men's golf (2019) and one in women's soccer (2019 - Elite 8 appearance). DSU has also had 29 student-athletes earn Division II All-America honors, while 23 more student-athletes collected Academic All-America recognition. In the classroom, Dixie State student-athletes posted an NCAA-era record high 3.25 cumulative grade-point average among its 15 varsity sports for the 2020-21 academic year. DSU student-athletes combined to record a 3.279 Fall 2020 semester GPA, and a 3.219 Spring 2021 GPA, which marked the eighth-straight semester and 13th semester in the last 16 overall that Trailblazer student-athletes combined to earn at least a 3.00 semester GPA.

The mission of Dixie State Athletics is to advance the University's vision while focusing on the overall well-being of our student-athletes as we prepare and empower each of them for academic and competitive success at Dixie State and beyond. We are committed to serving and engaging the University and local community while preserving and establishing meaningful and enduring relationships with our stakeholders. We will do so with uncompromising integrity and sportsmanship exceeding the guidance provided by the NCAA and Western Athletic Conference.


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Highlights from DSU's benefits package include:
  • 14.2% retirement contribution, paid 100% by the employer (no match required), vested on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Regular undergraduate tuition waiver (paid at 100%) for employee, spouse, and unmarried dependent children to take courses at Dixie State;
  • Full medical, dental, and vision plans, with low employee-paid premiums, that begins on day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Savings Accounts available;
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance & disability insurance coverage from day 1 of full-time employment;
  • Generous staff leave accruals, plus 12 paid holidays per calendar year.
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