Athletic Director Job Description

Athletic Director Job Description

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Athletic director provides written updates and interpretations of current, new and proposed NCAA and conference rules and regulations.

Athletic Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Responsible for account management and stewardship for all season ticket and group sales accounts
Plan and lead the management and maintenance of the University’s athletic facilities
Sets a strategic vision and plan for the Athletics Program, in the context of the Academy’s larger mission, vision, and strategic objectives
Assist in the administration and monitoring of athletic programs and courses to ensure compliance with established curriculum standards and CCCAA requirements
Assist, through the collaboration with the campus Director of Marketing and Communication
Develop, analyze, and review ancillary and ASOCC budgetary and financial data
Represent the college as a member of the Orange Empire Conference (OEC), the Southern California Football Association (SCFA), the California Community College Athletic Director Association (CCCADA)
Responsible for launching the men’s and women’s basketball and baseball season ticket campaigns
Responsible for compiling a database and contacting potential group sales customers
Responsible for design and implementation of creative special ticket promotions to encourage ticket sales

Athletic Director Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Athletic Director

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, AED, NCAA, APR, NATA, USAW1, BOC, RPR, USAW, AEMA

Education for Athletic Director

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the athletic director job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Athletic, Education, Athletics, Administration, Management, Communication, Coaching, Physical Education, Communications, Supervision

Skills for Athletic Director

Desired skills for athletic director include:

NCAA rules and regulations
NCAA rules
NCAA Division I rules
NCAA regulations
Student development theory and practice
Word processing

Desired experience for athletic director includes:

Advanced degree in a related field - Three years’ experience as a coach and/or administrator in intercollegiate athletics
Working knowledge of and experience with, statistical programs including StatCrew, Adobe InDesign, PhotoShop, social media platforms, webcasting, internet telecasting, photography and video editing
A bachelor's degree is required plus three (3) or more years of previous fundraising/athletics experience in a university setting or the equivalent level of responsibility and achievement in which comparable skills have been acquired
Must be available to work evenings, weekends and athletic events
Perform other duties as assigned by the President of the University
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, mass communication, communication studies or related field

Athletic Director Examples


Athletic Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of athletic director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for athletic director
  • Handle overall distribution, management and accounting of departmental textbook program
  • Coordinate and manage scheduling community events and appearances by athletes and staff with the goal of building visibility in the community
  • Responsible for collaborating with the Assistant Athletic Director/Marketing in creating a marketing plan for group, season and individual ticket sales for men’s and women’s basketball and baseball
  • Responsible for research of all avenues to drive ticket sales and create new ideas for interest and sales in all sports
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by Assistant Athletic Director/Marketing or Associate Athletic Director/Marketing
  • Leads, mentors and supervises staff responsible for supporting basic fundraising activities (database, research, solicitation, coordination, stewardship, communications, events et cetera)
  • Manages teams in the area of communications, stewardship, and events
  • Oversight and final decision maker to allocate resources and budget to differing event priorities in order to build out an annual event plan
  • Serves as the point person to answer questions regarding donor discontent with recognition/benefits
  • Oversees report preparation, data documentation, proposal development, and various other fundamental internal support activities
Qualifications for athletic director
  • Five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, coaches, faculty, administration and community representatives
  • Demonstrate a maturing and contagious Christian faith, which includes a commitment to SPU's Christian mission and vision for engaging the culture and changing the world and the ability to articulate this vision clearly
  • Doctorate in an appropriate field
  • Two to four years of work experience is preferred
  • Determines and oversees annual communication plans to market philanthropy for athletics through traditional channels such as print collateral web and social along with keeping a library of documents and proposals to assist frontline fundraisers with solicitation

Athletic Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an athletic director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for athletic director
  • Serve as the primary liaison with the NC State Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Partner with the Student-Athlete Leadership & Development Unit regarding financial aid as related to on- and off-campus housing for student-athletes, and dining and meal plans
  • Partner with Athletics Sports Medicine regarding approval of and payment for student-athlete health insurance and related billing
  • Assist in recruitment of prospective student-athletes by presenting at recruiting presentations, meeting with families during on-campus official and unofficial visits, and corresponding with coaches and prospective student-athletes regarding financial aid
  • Use the College Board Net Price Calculator to estimate what institutional financial aid a prospect should expect to receive from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Work closely with coaches in all 23 varsity sports early in the recruiting process to help determine what institutional countable and non-countable financial aid would likely be provided to each student-athlete based upon a careful review of each family’s financial circumstances
  • Lead efforts to maximize non-countable financial aid provided to student-athletes
  • Assist current student-athletes in resolving financial aid application, billing, disbursement, and/or refund issues, as requested
  • Serve as a member of the Athletics Cabinet (unit heads and senior leadership)
  • Oversight and supervision of UMAD Athletic Maintenance Technicians, Supervisor of Athletic Maintenance, and Maintenance Assistant
Qualifications for athletic director
  • Demonstrated experience in managing successful programs staff in the areas of philanthropic communications, stewardship, and/or special events
  • Basic knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, et cetera
  • Knowledge of the campus, including its vision, mission, goals, objectives, achievements and infrastructure
  • Skills to analyze, evaluate and improve programs/services
  • Excellence in planning and strategy development
  • Ability to understand and communicate effectively the unique mission and role of the College

Athletic Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of athletic director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for athletic director
  • Attend meetings pertaining to athletics as set up by the Florida High School Activities Association and the school (i.e., rules clinics, scheduling meetings )
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory of athletic equipment and supplies
  • Support the Assistant Athletic Director in providing strategic leadership across GT Athletics for Ideation, initiating the creative process and managing through development and actualization
  • Support the Assistant Athletic Director in building strategies for developing and promoting the GT Athletics brand, including digital media content creation and execution
  • Oversee the official GT Athletics website ( and microsites, and support oversight of official apps and all other new technologies related to brand
  • Support marketing strategies for all social network pages, including the development of fan interaction initiatives and marketing/promotional opportunities to enhance brand awareness
  • Partner with the Director of Marketing to oversee the development of graphic designs for media projects to include posters, media guides, advertising, schedule cards, tickets, game programs, and other creative efforts
  • Serve as a primary liaison for CBS Interactive, ACC, IMG in website and brand matters
  • Develop a Lettermen's Club or other effective engagement opportunities for athletic alumni
  • Serve as an academic advisor/counselor to student-athletes in assigned sports
Qualifications for athletic director
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and the College
  • Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the College’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with faculty, staff, trustees, volunteers, and the advancement office team
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments
  • Demonstrated leadership experience as evidenced by one who possesses a broad vision of the future of athletic performance with the ability to present recommendations and information in a persuasive and motivational manner
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, demonstrate sound judgement and decision-making, and independently follow tasks through to completion
  • Demonstrated skill in communicating issues clearly and gathering information through appropriate research and consultation with a wide variety of constituents including sports medicine personnel, dietitians, coaches, student-athletes and athletic administrators

Athletic Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of athletic director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for athletic director
  • Implement a monitoring and reporting program for assessing student-athlete course performance
  • Assist and advise student-athletes each semester during the pre-registration process through monitoring and record keeping of their class schedules for graduation requirements and special athletic needs, such as travel and practice times
  • Assist student-athletes in selecting and declaring an academic major
  • Assist coaches in establishing and conducting sport-specific study programs and supervised study sessions for their respective athletes
  • Serve as campus liaison to faculty and staff, in particular the staffs of the Admissions Office and the Office of the Registrar
  • Communicate with coaches and track the admissions status, assessment and pre-registration of all new student-athletes
  • Assist student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility in completing their degree at APSU
  • Plan and implement fall orientation workshops for all entering freshman and transfer student athletes
  • Assist upperclassmen in all graduation matters, career counseling, letters of recommendation, post-graduate testing, and application
  • Assist coaches in the recruitment process of student-athletes by sharing academic information and by meeting prospective student-athletes for campus visits
Qualifications for athletic director
  • Skill to communicate clearly and effectively to coaches, athletic administrators and student-athletes
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to communicate and interact with persons of diverse backgrounds and personalities
  • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Kinesiology, Exercise Science or a related field, or equivalent years of experience
  • Must have and maintain First Aid and CPR/AED certifications
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to get message across by adopting a range of styles, tools and techniques appropriate to the audience and nature of information
  • Earned doctorate in counseling, clinical, or school psychology from an APA-accredited program

Athletic Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of athletic director. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for athletic director
  • Coordinate Academic Honors and Graduation receptions
  • Coordinate Mentor Program
  • Research, solicit, and secure grants to assist in the funding of the Athletics Academic Services unit
  • Director will work with the Athletic Department leaders and advancement teams to design, develop, and implement strategic stewardship events for leadership level Athletics donors
  • Must continue to show growth on the personal goal of $350,000 yearly
  • Manage a portfolio of 100+ major gift ($5,000+) prospective donors, with independent responsibility to develop and execute strategies leading to successful solicitation
  • Responsible for metric driven activity goals to include face-to-face visits
  • Supervise and mentor the Pioneer Fund Coordinator while growing the annual fund for athletics
  • Work closely with the Executive Director of Athletics (Bobby Valentine) in building the annual fund program and the annual golf outing in support of athletics
  • Prepare principal and major gift proposals, solicitation letters, and other cultivation and presentation materials for significant donors
Qualifications for athletic director
  • Licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Texas or Provisionally Licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Texas by position start date
  • Relevant post-degree experience (1-3 years)
  • Demonstrated experience and appropriate training/certification working with student-athlete populations in sport psychology, disordered eating, substance abuse, LD and ADHD
  • Thorough knowledge of rules and regulations governing state and federal student aid programs
  • Expert applied and empirical knowledge of sports performance program design and implementation for strength, speed and conditioning of ground and water based athletes
  • Expert applied experience developing and implementing annual performance plans specific to the needs of a broad range of diverse intercollegiate athletic sports

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