Athletic Director Essay

704 Words Mar 4th, 2005 3 Pages
PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Function of Position

Responsible to the University President for the overall administration and management of the university intercollegiate athletics program; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

Submits recommendations and supporting documentation to the President,
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Develops long term plans to determine need for and feasibility of constructing or upgrading athletic facilities.

Coordinates scheduling for sports events involving conference participation of revenue contracts.

Negotiates and administers contracts concerning radio and television (network and cable) coverage of athletic events; serves as the university=s primary public relations liaison for intercollegiate sports.

Represents the department on a conference and national level; serves as an ex officio member of the Athletics Advisory Committee; ensures that coaching and administrative staff actively support the department and university=s joint commitment to academic achievement, which entails helping each student athlete make normal progress in completing his/her degree and to graduate within a five year period; serves on university and other committees that involve intercollegiate athletics.

Supervises fund development through the Executive Director for Athletic Advancement; may personally secure gifts or establish endowment funds by cultivating the interest of corporations, individuals, foundations, or associations.

Spearheads fund-raising efforts to provide for scholarships, facilities, and equipment.

Supervises marketing and promotions activities through the Assistant Athletic Director for External Relations; oversees the development of sales strategies to maximize
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