The purpose of the Director of Athletics is to ensure the overall operations of all athletic departments of the University function in a manner that maximizes opportunities for success of all University sanctioned teams. Student-athletic academic, social, and athletic opportunities and accomplishments establish a key measurement of success. Overall compliance with NCAA, conference, and University standards and policies will occur.Duties and responsibilitiesWork under the direction of the President of the University of Louisiana at Monroe and sit on the President’s Executive Council as a senior member of the administration.Will represent the University, the University Athletic Department, and all University initiatives with the highest integrity and affirmation in public and private discussions.Responsible for development, management, and supervision of a competitive Division I/ Football Bowl Subdivision level athletics program.Athletic Director will provide visionary leadership, strategic planning and policy development for the athletics department in a manner consistent with University policies and within the rules and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the applicable conference.Lead the University in fundraising efforts for the athletics programs, through collaborative establishment of annual goals, engagement of both University and ULM Athletic Foundation leaders, engagement of community leaders, and effective deployment of all human and other resources to ensure achievement of such goalsOversee the development and management of the athletic department budget, with a focus on continued improvements of annual financial results of the collective athletic programs, with long-term focus of a collective financially self-sustaining athletic programMaintain an ongoing, formal line of communication with each head coach, to ensure an in-depth understanding of each coach’s program vision and goals and to assist the coaches to achieve these goals within the existing program budget.On an agreed-upon recurring basis, provide Athletic Department financial updates to the President, Chief Business Officer, and other Vice-Presidents as designated by the President.Manage and solicit highly-qualified individuals to fill the head coaching roles and responsibilities for all sanctioned team and individual sports programs.
The University of Louisiana Monroe (ULM) is a comprehensive, state-funded institution of higher education that offers high quality educational and experiential opportunities to meet the academic, cultural, vocational, social, and personal needs of undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students. ULM's mission is to "seek students who find value in our programs and prepare them to compet...e, succeed, and contribute in an ever-changing global society through a transformative education."
Today, ULM has an annual enrollment of over 9,100 students and has awarded a combined total of over 72,000 academic degrees to more than 65,000 alumni.
Founded in 1931, ULM's campus — one of the state's most attractive with beautiful Bayou DeSiard flowing through its 238-acre, tree-shaded campus — is located in the eastern part of Monroe. Together with its sister city of West Monroe, the city of Bastrop located in Morehouse Parish, and Union Parish, these communities comprise a metropolitan area of nearly 202,0000 residents and serve as the commercial, medical, and cultural hub for the northeast Louisiana region. The Twin Cities of Monroe and West Monroe straddle the Ouachita River, which many feel is one of the nation's most beautiful rivers.