Job Description Detail

Athletics & Recreation

Director of Athletics and Recreation (#352)


35+ hours per week, 52 weeks per year

from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M

Summary of Duties

Applications are invited for the full-time Director of Athletics and Recreation position at Marywood University. The primary responsibilities include supervision of 22 sports, chief compliance officer, recreation program oversight, booster club/fundraising oversight, facilities management, recruitment coordinator, fiscal management and related duties involved with directing a NCAA Division III sports program and full recreation fitness venues. Additional responsibilities include administrative duties inclusive of University committees, athletic conference leadership and club sport advisement.


  • Educational:

    The successful applicant is required to have a minimum of a master’s degree and five years athletic and recreation leadership experience preferably at the Division III college/university level as well as a general knowledge of intercollegiate athletics and NCAA policies including compliance; strong interpersonal, planning and organizational abilities, budget management experience; and, excellent oral and written communication skills. Competence with technology resources and motivational skills are vital to fulfilling the responsibilities of this position. Understanding the critical role of athletics in the recruitment and retention of students is paramount. Energetic self-starters who understand and appreciate the University’s mission and values are encouraged to apply.

  • Other Elements:

    About Marywood University:

    Marywood is an independent, comprehensive, Catholic university with approximately 3,000 students. Located in a residential area of Scranton, PA with easy access to the Pocono Mountains, the University features a new ‘state-of-the-art’ athletics and wellness facility and is within a two-hour drive of New York City and Philadelphia. Affordable housing in attractive communities with good schools is readily available. The University enrolls approximately 2,000 students in more than fifty-five undergraduate programs and over 900 graduate students in over thirty master’s degree programs, as well as terminal degree programs, including Psy.D, Ed.S., M.F.A. and an inter-disciplinary Ph.D.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately.  A completed application, cover letter, resume and the names and complete addresses of three current professional references should be submitted to Director of Athletics and Recreation Search Committee, c/o Office of VP for Enrollment Services and Student Success, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA  18509-1598 or email to: