About the University

Binghamton University (Binghamton) is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Binghamton’s unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities, and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 18,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation collegegoers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration, and community service.

About Binghamton Athletics

From humble beginnings to prominence in the 21st century, Binghamton Athletics has mirrored the University’s dramatic growth in size and stature as both celebrated 75 years in 2021.  Now entering the school’s third decade competing at the NCAA’s highest level, a robust 21-team athletics program attracts and develops some of the most talented and engaging student-athletes.  The University has carved out a niche as a premier public research university and our student-athletes are at the forefront of that elite academic profile, having consistently outperformed their student body peers (3.36 GPA in last 5 years).

Binghamton athletes practice and compete in state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor facilities. In 2004 the picturesque 156 thousand-square-foot Events Center complex opened and continues to serve as the hub of all athletics activity. Nearing the end of construction, the new 60-million-dollar baseball complex rivals any venue in the country. Binghamton’s vast, modern athletics facilities are among the finest in the Northeast and draw thousands of visitors each year.

With 12 NCAA champions, 30 Division I All-Americans spanning nine different sports, countless Academic All-Americans and wide-ranging success in an array of Olympic sports, Binghamton Athletics is uniquely positioned to expand its footprint and use the passion and inspiration of athletics to further elevate the University’s profile.     

About the Position

Binghamton University seeks an experienced, energetic, and innovative leader for its Division I intercollegiate athletics program.  As a University leader, the Director must demonstrate a commitment to the strategic priorities of Binghamton University and lead an athletics program that supports holistic student success through a balanced and superior educational and athletics experience for student athletes. 

The Director of Athletics, reporting directly to the President of the University, is part of a highly collaborative senior leadership team and is responsible for the overall supervision and administration of intercollegiate athletics, including management of facilities, budget preparation, financial management, planning, and staffing, as well as communications, marketing, and fundraising. The Director of Athletics is responsible for recruitment and selection of the coaches and relevant staff. The Director is responsible for the relationships with, as well as compliance with, rules and regulations of Binghamton University, the NCAA, and all affiliated conferences.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to the Athletic Department that shares the University’s commitment to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, and community engagement.
  • Provide visionary leadership to the intercollegiate athletics program that positions Binghamton University for long-term success in Division I athletics.
  • Implement and oversee departmental initiatives that support academic and athletic achievement while promoting the physical and emotional well-being of student-athletes.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate departmental practices, policies, and procedures to effectively support programmatic accountability with regard to financial planning, personnel management, facility maintenance and development, fundraising, marketing and sponsorships.
  • Develop, communicate, and implement clear strategies for success in recruitment of administrative and coaching staff and student-athletes.
  • Ensure full compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, NCAA regulations, conference rules and regulations and university policies and procedures.
  • Create and implement initiatives to promote Binghamton Bearcat athletics to the on-campus community, the Greater Binghamton community and university alumni and friends.
  • Lead the athletics program fundraising efforts working in close coordination with the university president, the vice president for advancement, alumni engagement, the Binghamton University Foundation, and other university leaders as appropriate.
  • Be an active, positive, and visible presence in the Greater Binghamton community by participating in internal and external events, media activities and engagement with community leaders.
  • Participate actively in league and conference meetings and programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Demonstrates commitment to academic excellence, student-athlete well-being, and the ability to work effectively with the many different constituencies with a stake in a successful intercollegiate athletics program. 
  • Able to demonstrate a vision for the short-term and long-term success of the intercollegiate athletics program, possess superior communication skills, and possess unquestioned integrity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree from an accredited university in an appropriate area of specialization is preferred. 
  • At least six years of relevant experience in an administrative or comparable position in a Division I or Division II intercollegiate athletic program.
  • At least four plus years of supervisory responsibility.
  • Evidence of significant leadership experience in athletic administration preferably at the NCAA Division I or Division II collegiate level.
  • A comprehensive understanding and extensive knowledge of NCAA bylaws, rules, and regulations.
  • A history of successful fundraising and outreach initiatives.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the philosophy of the student athlete including academic excellence, sportsmanship, and integrity.

Application Process:

Binghamton University invites nominations and applications or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the University. Applications must include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, and list of references. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted to Parker Executive Search’s website by October 10, 2022. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

For additional information, please contact:


Daniel Parker, Vice President and Managing Director

Grant Higgison, Principal

DeLaina Jordan, Senior Associate

Taylor Middleton, Associate

Parker Executive Search

danielparker@parkersearch.com | ghiggison@parkersearch.com | djordan@parkersearch.com

| tmiddleton@parkersearch.com

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Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials. Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. 

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The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

As required by title IX and its implementing regulations Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates.  This requirement extends to employment and admission.  Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).  Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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