Position Title:Athletic Director
Purpose of Position
Responsible for overall administration and management supervision of the University‚??s intercollegiate athletics program and for representing the program at the conference and national levels.
- Directs, recruits and evaluates the activities of staff members involved in the intercollegiate athletic program so that the program supports the educational objectives of the University and meets all the standards of the regulatory organizations.
- Establishes policies and procedures to ensure compliance with National Collegiate Athletic Association, Lone Star Conference and Texas A&M University-Commerce rules and regulations.
- Provides leadership and serves as the primary spokesperson for the intercollegiate athletic program. Conducts public relations with faculty, staff, students, alumni, sports media and the general public.
- Works with Institutional Advancement, Marketing and Communications, and Alumni Relations on fund-raising and athletic alumni relations.
- Advises the President and senior administration on all aspects of the intercollegiate athletic program on a regular basis.
- Informs the Athletic Council, The Faculty Athletic Representative and the President of all progress and problems in the intercollegiate athletics program and seeks their advice and counsel on all matters under their jurisdiction.
- Informs coaches of their responsibility in selecting and retaining student athletes, and for submitting accurate and valid reports on the eligibility and participation of all athletes.
- Submits recommendations and supporting documentation to the President as necessary to make decisions regarding goals, capital expansion, staffing, budget appropriations, and other aspects of intercollegiate athletics.
- Grants authority and responsibility to head coaches for the administration of their specific programs, and intervenes only when the practices and procedures are in conflict with the accepted policies of the Department, University, Lone Star Conference and/or NCAA.
- Approves playing schedules and contracts for all sports as well as travel arrangements for all teams.
- Secures appropriate insurance coverage for all participants and coaches and supervises the filing of appropriate insurance claims.
- Approves student athletic scholarship lists.
- Organizes, supervises, and assigns responsibilities for ticket sales.
- Prepares and submits appropriate reports as required by the University, Lone Star Conference, and the NCAA regarding participation, eligibility, and financial expenditures for each of the intercollegiate sports.
- Keeps abreast of all current rules and regulations of the various athletic organizations and keeps coaches informed of rules interpreted for all sports programs.
- Supervises facility and equipment personnel for preparation and maintenance of facilities and acquisition of equipment. Coordinates use of facilities with University groups and requested use by outside groups.
- Directs the preparation of all budget requests and approves all expenditures of funds from the budget accounts assigned to the units within the Department. Informs coaches of the status of their respective budget accounts. Stays abreast of current fiscal regulations regarding expenditures of funds.
- Visits area public schools, colleges, and junior colleges to enhance status of the University’s sports programs.
- Represents the department on appropriate committees and councils as indicated by policies of the University.
Contributes to the effective team management of all relevant problems, issues and opportunities.
This job description shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the above duties. May temporarily perform other duties assigned to maintain operations and services.
Marginal Functions will vary with the specific assignment and depend on the particular unit or function for which the person is responsible. Consideration will be given on a case by case basis and reassignment of marginal duties will be made when appropriate.
Knowledge & Skill Requirements
Requires knowledge of athletic administration. Ability to plan and organize and direct the work of others. Must be committed to all men‚??s and women‚??s sports and provide leadership to the overall athletic program. Must have effective written and oral communication skills. Must be able to motivate personnel and establish and maintain effective working relationships. Prefer five year intercollegiate coaching or athletic administration experience.
Supervision of Personnel
Supervises and evaluates athletics and sports information staff.