Responsible for the management of the intercollegiate athletics and recreation program within the policies, procedures and guidelines established by the Board of Governors, the President of the University, the Vice President for Operations and Student Success, the NCAA and the NE-10 conference.
Reports to: Vice President for Operations and Student Success
Supervises: Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Administrator, Associate Director of Athletics for External and Business Affairs, Associate Director of Athletics for Strategic Communications, Head Football Coach, Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, and Administrative Specialist.
The Director of Athletics and Recreation is responsible for the development, management, coordination and supervision of a competitive intercollegiate athletics program and a robust university recreation program. The Director of Athletics and Recreation in coordination with the Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Administrator will:
Provide visionary leadership, strategic planning and policy development for the athletics and recreation programs.
Maintain an athletics program that is committed to the university’s mission and strategic priorities.
Develop and implement programs to increase revenue sources for the department to include effective plans for marketing and promotions as well as fund raising strategies to promote donor support of the athletics program.
Develop budget guidelines, approve budget appropriations for each area, and monitor conformance to budget as approved by the university.
Promote athletic excellence on local, conference and national levels for the men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports programs, to include coordinating the recruitment, selection, and evaluation of all coaches in coordination with the deputy director of athletics and senior athletics staff.
Ensure compliance with the University, the NE-10 conference, the NCAA rules and regulations, applicable State and Federal laws, and which promote the mission of the Department, the University’s standard of academic excellence and the general welfare of student-athletes.
Serve as the primary spokesperson of the Department promoting the philosophy and mission of the intercollegiate athletics program with faculty, staff, students, alumni, sports media and the general public during public relations opportunities.
Performs other duties and projects as assigned by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and the University President.
A broad background in intercollegiate athletics with experience in athletics administration preferred; experience in sound fiscal and operational management; ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups; proven ability and skill in managing and supervising staff.
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