Athletic Director & Head Coach
Unit & Classification: Full time, regular, fiscal year non-represented appointment, (job family 16, wage band 5, k5, s4, i4, c4, we2, sp5, fr4n)
Reports to: President
Coordinates with: Chief Business Officer, Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic Advising, and other departments as necessary
Supervises: Full-time coaches, administrative specialists, part time coaches, athletic trainers
The Athletic Director provides leadership, organizes, directs and controls programs and activities including strategic planning, budgeting and administrative activities (including fundraising) necessary to achieve a successful athletic program and student athlete academic excellence. In addition, the AD will coach one season sport.
Requirements: Master's Degree in Sports Management or relevant field 5 years experience in management setting Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and necessary skills AD Responsibilities include: ? Develop and evaluate goals for the athletic program that align with the mission and vision of the University. ? Supervise and evaluate department staff. ? Ensures compliance with procedures in the Student Athlete Handbook and Coaches Handbook ? Hears disciplinary cases for potential violations and administers sanctions in conjunction with involved head coaches ? Plan, schedule, and administer staff activity for intercollegiate programs in compliance with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and promotes such programs. ? Ensure NCAA compliance including administering policies, related to student athletic participation. ? Responsible for continuous assessment and revision of department policies, procedures and protocols related to field and facility safety, program risk management, policy making and staff development. ? Coordinate directly with Admissions regarding the recruitment and enrollment of qualified studentathletes in accordance with NCAA guidelines. ? Work with Advising and faculty to coordinate programs and initiatives for the academic success and retention of student-athletes. ? Work with the President and Director of Alumni to achieve development and alumni opportunities within the Athletic Department. ? Administers the athletic department budget. ? Attends intercollegiate meetings and represents the University at athletic conferences. ? Coordinate with Executive Director of University Advancement to obtain majors gifts and sponsorships ? Conduct periodic evaluations of department staff ? Coordinate with Faculty Athletic Representative to ensure submission of eligibility forms to the NCAA and USCAA Head Coach Responsibilities include: 1. Daily coaching (practice and games). ? Utilize current and specific theory and techniques toward optimally training student-athletes to reach their fullest potential. ? Teach appropriate skills, game/competition tactics, and strategies, while using effective techniques for skill and movement analysis. ? Make appropriate coaching decisions during competition. ? Develop positive interpersonal relationship with student-athletes and personnel involved with the program. ? Acquire specific practice and game plans. ? Motivate, discipline, and lead athletes toward their highest possible achievements. ? Develop a positive, professional relationship with game/competition officials, league personnel and coaching colleagues. ? Maintain a disciplined team in both conduct and appearance, as judged both on and off the court. ? Install a year-round strength and conditioning program. ? Preserve professional conduct, demeanor, and appearance. 2. Build the athletic program/team through recruiting ? Establish a recruiting plan for identifying, contacting, and communicating with high school athletes ? Bring potential student-athletes to visit campus to tour and meet university personnel. ? Establish public relations link both locally and state-wide to increase the visibility of the program and university. ? Work toward a recruitment goal as discussed with supervisor and in collaboration with Admissions; emphasis on quality academic student first, quality of athlete second. 3. Anticipated athlete and team outcome ? Improvement over the course of a season, or from previous seasons assessed on a year-by-year basis. ? Attain team and individual athlete accomplishment in relation to their potential. ? Strive for participation in playoffs, or being in the top half of the state. ? Attempt for satisfaction of team members and team cohesiveness. ? Maintain and disseminate statistics and related information as required and requested 4. Administrative tasks associated with coaching ? Being accountable for all financial matters related to travel, equipment and the like ? Plan for preseason, season, and postseason ? Attend meetings related to sport ? Monitor athletic eligibility and academic standing. ? Be punctual with paper work. ? Contribute to overall atmosphere of department through positive relationships with peers and staff. ? Define a competitive schedule within budget constraints. ? Adhere to university and NCAA policies and procedures. 5. Public relations and professional development ? Pursue the development of a relationship with the local media. ? Serve on committees as needed. ? Conduct or attend summer camps. ? Become involved with professional association. ? Upgrade education .or certifications ? Become a resource person for local coaches. ? Attend clinics, classes, and/or conferences. ? Meet with parents.