Senior Director, Athletics, Office of Athletics

  Private University
  Posted/Updated: 02/04/21

Job Summary

The senior director of athletics is responsible for the overall leadership and management of a diverse set of athletics and recreational programs encouraging a lifelong commitment to health and fitness.


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Leads the development, planning, execution and promotion of a strong intramural, intercollegiate, tournament, and summer camp athletics program
  • Develops, maintains, and promotes recreational programs to all members of the University community and external stakeholders
  • Develops strategic goals and objectives as well as annual operating objectives ensuring that resources and the annual budget are optimally configured and deployed to achieve the best results in collaboration with the dean of students
  • Provides athlete and coach orientation
  • Assesses the quality of student satisfaction with athletics programs and recreational use of facilities
  • Monitors staff performance and development goals, assigns accountabilities and sets objectives
  • Manages and evaluates coaches, ensuring that coach recruitment and retention is of the highest standard
  • Mentors team captains; creates a system for fair and equitable team selection
  • Develops a system of training in athlete professionalism
  • Ensures optimum coach-student relationships
  • Provides fiscal management of the athletics office budget
  • Creates a healthy and safe emotional environment, free of fear, discrimination, abuse, and harassment
  • Prevents or reduces injury by developing strategies for recruiting competent coaches and medical screening
  • Ensures that the quality and quantity of medical care available to student-athletes is appropriate for the activities being conducted
  • Assumes responsibility for the safety of users of the facilities
  • Establishes safety and accident prevention guidelines and procedures
  • Recommends in matters of student athlete discipline; establishes standards of dress and conduct for team travel, training and practice rules
  • Ensures student compliance with relevant policies, procedures and professional standards
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as recommended by the dean of students


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