The Athletic Director is responsible for overall administration and management of the University’s intercollegiate athletics program and represents the program at the conference and national levels.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Directs and evaluates the activities of coaches and staff members involved in the intercollegiate athletic program so that the program supports the educational objectives of the University and complies with all standards of the regulatory organizations.
- Works to recruit and retain a superior coaching staff and departmental personnel in the athletic department to promote and support the academic success and general well-being of student-athletes
- Provides leadership that reflects an adherence and commitment of high standards in academics, and business matters.
- Keeps abreast of all current rules and regulations of the various athletic organizations and keeps coaches informed of rules interpreted for all sports programs.
- Establishes policies and procedures to ensure compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Southland Conference, and Texas A&M University-Commerce rules and regulations as well as federal and state laws, including Title IX.
- Serves as the primary spokesperson for the intercollegiate athletic program.
- Conducts public relations with faculty, staff, students, alumni, sports media and the general public to encourage campus spirit and community-wide involvement.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience: Eight (8) years of related experience. Five years of intercollegiate athletic administrative experience Demonstrated knowledge of athletic administration of intercollegiate athletic programs. Demonstrated commitment to all men’s and women’s sports and proven leadership to the overall athletic program.
- Knowledge / Skills: Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others. Demonstrated ability to motivate personnel and establish and maintain effective working relationships. Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrates integrity, drive, vision and comprehensive communication skills. Strong management and fiscal skills.
- Ability to: Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to present information clearly and concisely.