McNeese State University Athletic Director Office of Athletics
McNeese State University invites qualified applicants for the position of Athletic Director. This is a full-time, 12-month, unclassified staff position. The appointment begins July 1, 2020, or soon thereafter.
Position Number: U99066
Position Description and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the president, the athletic director serves as the senior leader of the University’s athletic programs. The ideal candidate will be able to craft and execute a vision for McNeese athletics in congruence with the university vision and mission.
The athletic director is responsible for all fundraising projects and marketing efforts for athletics and is responsible for the operation, policies and procedures of the athletics department. Candidates will be able to cooperate with the University’s budget director in the planning and execution of budgets and expenditures of all athletic programs. The athletic director will oversee all forms and eligibility reports for compliance with Southland Conference and NCAA reporting.
The athletic director will coordinate with the vice president for university advancement on all financial matters related to athletics funds in the McNeese Foundation and serve as a member of the president’s senior staff.
We are seeking an athletic director who: •Understands how to leverage the unique opportunities for growth and advancement at the university. •Fosters high standards of integrity, athletic excellence, and academic success. •Has strong management and fiscal skills. •Is able to develop excellent relationship with both internal and external constituents. •Directs and hires coaches who are committed not only to winning but to the welfare and academic success of student athletes and to compliance with established rules.
Additional duties of the athletic director include: •Hire and supervise all staff and coaches in all sports and resolve administrative issues. •Oversee the maintenance and use of all athletic facilities. •Promote events, matches, and meets. •Provide guidance to the students in the sports programs. •Collaborate with the coaching staff on scheduling, game days, and practices throughout the sports season. Ensuring no scheduling conflict occurs between different teams for use of shared equipment like weight rooms and athletic trainers’ attention. •Enforce and evaluate policies and procedures for oversight of coaches’ camps and clinics. •Implement, evaluate, and update, as needed, written policies and procedures for monetary disbursements for travel and other expenses. •Integrate into the local community and serve as the primary representative of McNeese athletics. •Implement procedures to ensure student academic success.
Qualifications: • Master’s degree or higher preferred. • Fundraising experience appropriate to Division I and FCS athletics. • Successful management and leadership experience. • Thorough knowledge and understanding of NCAA Division I rules, practices, and policies. • Excellent communication skills. • Dynamic personality with high levels of energy, enthusiasm, and initiative. • Ability to compile and analyze data to make data-driven decisions. • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders and constituents. • Ability to work with diverse populations from varied academic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until March 25, 2020.
Application Materials and Contact: For the application process, applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application detailing experience relevant to the position; 2) resume; 3) list of three professional references (include name, phone number, and e-mail address of each); and 4) copy of unofficial transcript indicating highest degree earned. Only completed application packets will be reviewed. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please submit the required documents to:
Krisshunn Youngblood Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management McNeese State University Box 93220 Lake Charles, LA 70609 Phone: (337) 475-5508 Fax: (337) 475-5511 TDD: (337) 562-4227 firstname.lastname@example.org
McNeese State University, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a public university and a member of the University of Louisiana System. Under Louisiana law, applications and all supporting materials will become public record. All applicants are expected to submit complete and accurate materials as specified in the position announcement. A background check and an English Proficiency assessment will be conducted on selected finalists. We comply with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:1001, et seq, and State of Louisiana Executive Order 98-38, which provides for drug testing of employees, appointees, prospective employees, and prospective appointees. Prospective employees and employees are informed if a drug test is required.
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