About Johnson C. Smith University
Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) established in 1867, is a
private, historically Black university located in Charlotte, North
Carolina on 100 acres, continues to gain a national reputation for
integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and
technology in innovative, socially conscious ways to empower
tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders.
Charlotte is the 15th largest city in the country and the nation’s
fifth fastest-growing large city. A hub for banking, finance,
fintech and energy, Charlotte is the second largest banking center
in the United States. Johnson C. Smith University is located within
the city’s vibrant urban core.
A recipient of $80 million from the Mayor’s Racial Equity
Initiative, the University has strong community relationships and
strategic partnerships with businesses, corporations, and
professional groups. As an active community partner, JCSU serves as
a catalyst for building and sustaining assets in the surrounding
neighborhoods and throughout the city.
Johnson C. Smith University continues to evolve into a 21st century
university that builds upon its long legacy of producing
compassionate and forward-thinking leaders integrating the
university’s core values which are Integrity, Student-centeredness,
Service, Financial Sustainability, Excellence, Inclusivity and
Equity, and Respect for Institutional Legacy.
Johnson C. Smith invites applications and nominations for the
position of Director of Athletics. Reporting to the President, the
Director of Athletics plans, administers, and directs
intercollegiate athletic activities for the University’s NCAA DII
athletics program. The Director is responsible for the development,
management, coordination and supervision of an intercollegiate
athletics program with 15 programs and more than 225
The Director of Athletics assures that all programs, coaches,
staff, and student-athletes comply with the policies, rules, and
regulations of the University, the NCAA, and the Central
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). The Director is also
responsible for oversight of the athletic department budget and is
directly involved with fundraising for the athletics program. The
Director is committed to the mission of the University, educational
excellence, competitive success, and integrity.
We recognize that you have options when it comes to choosing your
workplace and career path. We highly encourage you to take the
opportunity and APPLY TODAY for a rewarding and stimulating career
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Requires a Master’s degree and proven coaching, fundraising,
administrative, and financial skills with 5- 7 years of progressive
experience leading a successful, multifaceted enterprise,
preferably in NCAA college athletics. Must possess a broad
understanding and firm commitment to NCAA, CIAA, and University
policies, rules and regulations. Must demonstrate strong oral,
written, and interpersonal communication skills. Proficiency in
Microsoft Word, Excel, and NCAA Portal. Record of achievement in
college athletics administration. Demonstrated ability to resolve
conflict and use good judgment in scope of authority is also
required. The equivalent combination of education, training and
experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and
abilities may be considered.
An individual in this position is subject to inside and outside
environmental conditions and will, at times, be exposed to outdoor
work in inclement and/or hot weather and seasonally be required to
work extended days and weekends. There is considerable travel and
frequent night and weekend work is involved.
To apply, please include a cover letter, resume, and contact
information for three supervisory references.
Finalists for this position are subject to a background check.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a
background investigation including criminal history and identity