Athletic Director

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 23, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic success. The Athletic Director shall have the primary responsibilities for all athletic team programs to effectively plan short- and long-term strategic goals for the department. This will include accountability and regulatory compliance for all student-athlete activities. This position requires a strong commitment to student athletes’ academic success and strong support for the strategic goals and mission of the University.

Essential Functions:

The Athletic Director is responsible for the overall management of the intercollegiate athletics program, establishing and adhering to policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines in compliance with the policies, procedures, regulations, and guidelines of all University, NAIA, state, and Federal Laws.

  • Represent Florida Memorial University and the Athletic Department positively with the highest degree of ethics and integrity.
  • Promote and support the mission of Florida Memorial University.
  • Provide visionary leadership and strategic planning for the Athletic Department creating and sustaining a culture of transparency, professionalism, integrity, and respect at all levels.
  • Work with the Florida Memorial University Advancement office to raise funds for the athletic department.
  • Supervise a plan for community relations with corporate sponsors, donors, alumni, and other external stakeholders to ensure maximum positive exposure and visibility of the Athletic Department.
  • Generate enthusiasm and financial support for the athletic programs through ticket sales, merchandise, corporate sponsorship, giving, etc.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with all internal and external stakeholders including, but not limited to, University personnel, students, alumni, donors, corporate partners, fans, local and state government agencies, the community, the NAIA, and other professional organizations.
  • Establish and maintain a strong relationship with the Florida Memorial student body and generate enthusiasm for sports.
  • Administer the overall athletic budget in a manner consistent with the university's operating policies and procedures.
  • Develop, administer, and communicate the Athletic Department’s strategic plan including, but not limited to the mission and goals of the Athletic Department.
  • Direct, supervise, and evaluate all aspects of men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletics teams.
  • Ensure an environment that is committed to the best interest of student-athletes consistent with their educational, social, emotional, and physical development.
  • Foster high standards of athletic and academic excellence for athletics teams and coaches.
  • Support the professional development of the administrative and coaching staff, promote their accomplishments, and establish positive morale and relationships.
  • Hire and maintain a staff of head coaches and trainers who are nationally recognized for their coaching/training records and their contributions to both their profession and to the academic well-being of student-athletes.
  • Hire and maintain an athletics professional staff who is committed to professionalism, compliance, community relations, and student-athlete well-being.
  • Foster a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Serve as the primary department spokesperson for the Athletic Department.
  • Participate fully in conference and national activities.
  • Be ready, willing, and excited to become a part of the community of the South Florida community.
  • Participate in institutional professional development and training. Display behavior consistent with professional ethics and FMU faculty and staff handbook.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average-weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified as essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.


  • The position requires a master's degree from an accredited institution with seven (7) years progressive experience in intercollegiate athletic program administration; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in fast-paced environments.
  • Must have the ability to hold information in confidence, be able to communicate to all levels of staff, make unbiased decisions and recommendations.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.

Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience. In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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