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Athletic Director

Primary Role

Plans, organizes, and directs the college's intercollegiate and recreational sports programs and policies, both to enhance the college's reputation and the experience of student athletes.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Develops and administers policies and programs that insure the effective selection of coaches and student athletes leading to competitive team performance, growth and development of student athletes.
  2. Ensures compliance with applicable NCAA and college policies and regulations through effective education and monitoring activities.
  3. Approves teams schedules and home events. Represent the mission of Juniata College. Routinely speaks to groups, clubs, parents, alumni, and students.
  4. Provides overall management and operation of athletic facilities and financial resources. Insures facilities and fields operate within prescribed sport regulations and to accommodate public spectators.
  5. Performs related duties as assigned including those of varsity sports coach.
  6. Promotes the safety, health and well-being of NCAA student athletes.

Supervision Required/Given

Works under broad guidelines and directions. Must work collaboratively and cooperatively with diverse individual faculty and groups. Directs the efforts of a large coaching and support staff.

Position Qualifications

  1. Knowledge and abilities normally acquired through a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in business, sports administration, or a relevant discipline and commitment to gender equity and cultural diversity.
  2. At least five years experience in coaching and athletic program administration sufficient to demonstrate competency and capability with the following: NCAA rules and regulations, recruiting, selecting, and supervising coaches, community and public relations, budget planning and management, athletic facilities operation, student athletic recruitment and basic PC proficiency in office applications.