Director of Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation

Position Overview

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New York University (NYU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation.  The Director reports to the Senior Vice President of University Life and serves as a member of the Division of Student Affairs senior management team. The Director of Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation sets the direction for the department within the context of NYU’s mission and values. Emphasizing enhancement of the University’s educational goals, the Director provides leadership, supervision, and motivation for department administrators and staff as they support the needs of the University athletics community. 

NYU fields a collegiate athletic program consisting of 23 varsity sports teams primarily competing in NCAA Division III and the University Athletic Association and 27 club teams comprising over 500 varsity and over 1,650 club sport student-athletes, a recreation course program that historically has enrolled over 9,000 persons each year, and a year-round intramural program with over 8,500 annual participants. Leading a staff of over 70 full-time professional staff members, over 80 part-time coaching staff, and over 450 student employees, the department manages and operates the Palladium Athletic Facility, the Brooklyn Athletic Facility, the 404 Lafayette Athletic Facility, and the John A. Paulson Athletic Center, which serves as the hub of NYU athletics. 

Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the world's largest, most prominent, and highly respected private research universities. It embraces its urban identity and provides an enriching and comprehensive education through its highly collaborative network of 18 schools and colleges, with degree-granting portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai and 12 global academic centers in Africa, Asia, South America, North America, and Europe. NYU has more international students and more students studying abroad than any other US university. 

Nominations and Applications

To apply for the Director of Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation candidates are requested to submit the following: 

  • a resume or curriculum vitae; 
  • a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities in the profile; and 
  • contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).  

Application materials and nominations (MS Word or PDF) should be sent electronically to: by January 29, 2024, for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.  Nominations and expressions of interest in the Director of Athletics, Intramurals, and Recreation  are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB search contacts listed below: 

Lou Stark, Executive Search Consultant / (319) 389-2413

Carlos Hernandez, Executive Search Consultant / (201) 850-7881

Aaron Tyson, Research Associate / (302) 298-4737