College Sports Solutions

Northern State University

The Opportunity

Northern State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Athletics. Northern seeks a dynamic and visionary leader with at least five years of progressive, successful experience in athletics administration who can advance the significant achievements of Wolves Athletics. The Director of Athletics reports directly to the President, is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, and is a visible public representative of the university. The Director of Athletics will direct, manage and advance a competitive and respected Division II intercollegiate athletics program. Competitive success, a quality student-athlete experience, high academic achievement, and graduation are the cornerstones of Northern Athletics.

The next Director of Athletics at Northern will be just the fifth since 1956, joining a program with a rich, established history of success and national attention through the years, including five individual national champions, two team national championships, 235 All-Americans and 25 Academic All-American athletes.

The University has 420 student-athletes in 15 intercollegiate sports (7 men and 8 women: men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, women’s softball, women’s swimming, volleyball, baseball, football and wrestling).

Northern student-athletes excel in the classroom, with 22 straight semesters of over a 3.0 departmental GPA, 13 programs above a 3.0 and 6 above a 3.5 GPA for the 2020-21 academic year.

To view the whole Director of Athletics Leadership profile, click on the link below, and then click on the “Featured Job.”

All inquiries should be directed to:

Jeff Schemmel, President, College Sports Solutions


All applications should include a letter of application, resume and three references, and should be sent electronically to Mr. Schemmel at the email address above.

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