Position Title: Athletic Director
Reports to: Vice Provost of Faculty and Academic Affairs
Last Updated: 3.20.2017
FLSA Status: Exempt
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The Athletic Director is responsible for providing administrative direction and oversight for the University’s intercollegiate athletics staff, programs, facilities and activities. The Athletic Director is accountable for shaping and building the University’s reputation on institutional, conference, regional and national levels. The reputation will be established not only by the performance and character shown on the field of play, but by overall academic performance of the members of each of our teams. The Athletic Director will be responsible for growing athletic programs throughout the University, identifying with Campus Leadership and Executive Leadership which athletic programs should be developed and supported at which Campus location. The Athletic Director is responsible for identifying and selecting coaches to run each athletic program, and is responsible for holding the Coaches accountable to establish standards while maintaining the Stratford Culture. The Athletic Director is also responsible for ensuring that all Student-Athletes understand that they are first STUDENTS and second Athletes of Stratford University.
The Director is responsible for ensuring compliance with all college, conference, regional and national affiliation regulations. This position must sustain a culture of sportsmanship, professionalism, and respect at all levels. The Director will manage the overall athletic budget while approving all expenditures in a fiscally responsible manner. The director will also provide leadership in the area of marketing and community development.
This position serves as an enthusiastic and informed ambassador for initiatives central to the University’s commitment to excellence, innovation and efficiency in serving a diverse student body and in supporting a diverse faculty and staff.
Advising of student athletes
Title of Position: Athletic Director
Title of Immediate Manager: Campus President
Title of Subsequent Manager: Vice Provost of Faculty and Academic Affairs
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified
Stratford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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