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Director of Athletics

Johnson C. Smith University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 27, 2023


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.

The Role
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 student-athletes.

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 at Johnson C. Smith University! For further information about the exhilarating events happening at our university, please visit our website: .


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.

Supplemental Information

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 check.

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