The Executive Director of Athletics (AD) serves as the senior
administrator for the NJCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics
and intramural programs. Reporting directly to the President, the
AD contributes to and leads strategic planning, organizational
change management, equity-minded practices, program innovation,
advancement initiatives, and the purposeful holistic development of
student-athletes. The AD will establish a contemporary
organizational culture and structure that promotes shared
accountability for the total management of departmental resources,
operations, and planning. Responsible for promoting and sustaining
a collegial, respectful, and high-performing work environment for
The AD ensures compliance with applicable National Junior
Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA), Florida College System
Activities Association (FCSAA), athletic conferences, and College
rules and procedures governing all facets of intercollegiate
athletics programs. The Executive Director supervises a staff of
athletic coaches, professional and support personnel, develops and
manages operating budgets for the intercollegiate athletics
program, and participates in fund-raising activities as
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
include, but are not
limited to the following:
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Provide continual development and administration of the
athletic program, including compliance.
- Plan and oversee athletic department budgets and cultivate
external financial support.
- Represent athletic department at institutional, community,
state, and national meetings.
- Gather, compile, and prepare data for College, State and
National compliance information including; academic progress,
equity, retention, graduation, and success rates of
- Ensures that the College's intercollegiate athletics program
achieves the parallel goals of development of quality, competitive
athletics teams and support of the individual educational goals of
student-athletes through management of the personnel, budgetary,
facility, and equipment resources available to the athletics
program, development of policies and procedures designed to assure
achievement of internally and externally established goals and
objectives, and continuous evaluation of individual and unit
performances toward achievement of those goals and objectives.
- Ensures compliance with National Junior Collegiate Athletic
Association (NJCAA), Florida College System Activities Association
(FCSAA), applicable athletic conferences, and College rules and
regulations, particularly those regarding financial aid and student
eligibility to participate in intercollegiate athletics, by
delegating compliance responsibilities to the Assistant Director of
- Provides leadership in the recruitment effort for the College's
intercollegiate athletics program and ensures compliance with
institutional, FCSAA, and NJCAA rules and regulations governing the
recruitment of student-athletes.
- Supports the success of student-athletes by engendering a
philosophy which promotes the positive development of the
individual and the team and establishes an environment conducive to
both, maintaining an accessibility for student-athletes whether for
athletic or academic matters, providing opportunities for academic
assistance to student-athletes if required, and monitoring the
academic progress of participating student-athletes.
- Promotes student-athlete growth and positive community
relations through service opportunities that allow student-athletes
to demonstrate their leadership skills while giving back to the
- Develops a schedule of intercollegiate athletics contests which
supports a schedule that includes an appropriate balance of home
and away games and that required facilities (i.e., fields, courts,
arenas) are available to support the schedule. Oversees athletic
facilities, events, and game day management.
- Advises the College President and senior administrative
officers on issues relating to intercollegiate athletics, its
trends, problems and other pertinent matters by making reports,
recommendations, presentations, findings and preparing other
correspondence as required or directed.
- Leads with ethics and integrity, a spirit of kindness, and
promotes a culture of positivity. Develops a competent and
effective coaching staff that share a positive, student-centered
coaching philosophy. Encourages professional development through
participation in coaching decisions and recruiting activities and
evaluates and provides assessments of their performance.
- Manages funds by supervising the business operation of the
athletics program, planning and developing an annual budget for the
intercollegiate athletics program which includes equipment,
facility, training or related resource needs, performing budget
reconciliations, and exercising final authority over departmental
- Ensures that the quality and quantity of medical care available
to student-athletes is appropriate for the particular activity
being conducted by providing the Athletic Trainer with guidance and
direction regarding such matters as athletic insurance coverage,
coordination with physicians to ensure proper care and supervision
during athletic events and/or training sessions, maintenance of
medical rehabilitation equipment, and the student athletic trainer
- Facilitates charitable giving by donors thus enhancing the
College's ability to meet established athletic fund-raising goals
by assisting with the planning, coordination and supervision of
fund-raising events and promotional activities for intercollegiate
athletics. Coordinates all fundraising activities with the LSSC
Foundation, Inc., and ensures compliance with all fundraising
policies and procedures.
- Promotes a positive image of the College and its
intercollegiate athletics program by working cooperatively with the
commissioners of the various athletic conferences, leagues, FCSAA,
and the NJCAA, participating in community and professional
organizations, assisting with alumni functions throughout various
cities and states, and representing the College, as a spokesperson
for intercollegiate athletics, at professional meetings and on
professional and community committees.
- Remains competent and current through self-directed
professional reading, developing professional contacts with
colleagues, attending professional development courses, and
attending training and/or courses as required by the
- Contributes to the overall success of the intercollegiate
athletics program by performing all other duties and
responsibilities as assigned by the President.
- Demonstrated knowledge of NJCAA rules and regulations governing
recruitment, player eligibility and related functions is required.
Substantial budgetary experience is required.
- Coaching experience at the collegiate level is preferred.
- Proficient with MS Office, Adobe, Microsoft Teams, banner,
LOIS, Skype, and Canvas.
- Basic computer and technology skills, including the use of
social media platforms.
- Intermediate ability to navigate and utilize the NJCAA Connect
web application and electronic documenting.
- Basic knowledge/understanding of ADA and standard liability
practices and procedures.
- Ability to communicate FCSAA and NJCAA policies and bylaws with
departmental staff, registrar and financial aid director.
- Ability to have a basic understanding of Title IX and Gender
- Understanding of creating and managing operational
- Advanced understanding of preparation and completion of
Intercollegiate Athletics EADA and Title IX reporting and
- Understanding of facility and grounds maintenance and repair
- Ability to monitor, approve, and distribute athletic
- Ability to communicate with external sources/constituents for
financial support of intercollegiate athletics.
- Experience with fundraising events, social events, and sports
- Knowledge of FCSAA and NJCAA policies and bylaws.
- Ability to communicate, collaborate and assist with campus
- The scope of the position frequently requires weekend and
evening work and requires overnight, out-of-town travel.
Minimum Qualifications & Education
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Master’s degree in education, Physical Education, Sports
Management, or related field from an accredited institution
- 5 years’ experience in intercollegiate athletic administration
and 3-years coaching experience required.
- At least five years of experience in athletics administration
is required, preferably at a National Junior Collegiate Athletic
Association (NJCAA) athletic program.
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