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Do You Want to Be Dartmouth’s AD?
The Director of Athletics and Recreation provides dynamic, strategic and visionary leadership to the Department of Athletics and Recreation while overseeing the overall management and administration of varsity sports, club sports, physical education, recreation, fitness, intramurals, and related facilities. The Director is also responsible for assembling, supervising, mentoring, evaluating and leading a well trained, highly qualified staff to enable all segments of the Department to function effectively. The Director is assisted by several core staff members and oversees the work of over 60 coaches and physical education instructors. The Director is responsible, in consultation with appropriate College administrators, for the formulation and implementation of all athletic/recreational policies, procedures, and programs. The Director advises the Dean of the College on issues and concerns regarding all aspects of intercollegiate athletics including College, Ivy League, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations.
Do you think that you could offer the same dynamic, strategic and visionary leadership that Josie Harper and Bob Ceplikas have given the College’s athletics program over the past decade — or are you the type of person who wants to turn around a struggling program whose valid components are crying out for an experienced leader?
Note: The hiring sheet lists the College’s athletics budget at $18.5 million — which constitutes a big chunk of the College’s overall budget in 2009 of $735.0 million, don’t you think? For non-math majors, this figure is just 2.5% of the total budget, or to put it another way, any time that Dartmouth drops a sawbuck, a measly twenty-five cents of it goes to supporting our student athletes.
The 2011 budget for the undergraduate College is $507 million — which would put athletics spending at 3.65% of all expenditures. An attentive reader has advanced the (as yet unconfirmed) proposition that average academic spending on athletics is usually 6% of the total undergrad budget.
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…