Lake Superior State University
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FLSA Designation
EXEMPT
Date Issued: 1996-07-01
Department:
Athletics
Title: Director of Athletics
 
Function and Responsibility
Under administrative direction of the Vice President for Student Programs and Services, responsible for the administration of Intercollegiate Athletics and management of all programs related to athletics.
 
Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise and prepare the men's and women's intercollegiate athletic program budget; recommend candidates for coaching positions; consult, advise, and evaluate coaching staff; supervise the scheduling of Intercollegiate

Athletic contests; prepare and distribute athletic contracts; supervise athletic grant-in-aid program, prepare tenders, ensure NCAA compliance; and administer all details of the program.

Maintain contact and good relationships with various public groups, organizations, and individuals; supervise special projects related to the athletic program; serve on the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic conference or the Central Collegiate Hockey Association; act as chairman as required; consult and advise athletic booster clubs; represent the college at meetings of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Assist in recruiting student-athletes; coordinate team travel, lodging, and meals with all coaches; inform the public about the program; coordinate athletic banquets; arrange, supervise and evaluate pre-game, game, and post-game responsibilities; supervise student eligibility for athletic participation; entertain parents, news media, representatives of other schools.

Consult with the sports information director and supervise his or her activities; supervise the policy and sale of tickets; solicit funds from the public for the grant-in-aid program and for the athletic programs.

Coordinate building scheduling for intercollegiate athletics and special events.

Supervise all personnel assigned to intercollegiate athletics; supervise and evaluate clerical support staff and student assistants assigned to athletics; supervise business and office procedures.

Perform related duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications
Master's degree or equivalent in Administration or related field; two to five years experience in Athletic Administration; experience in college coaching preferred.
 
Physical and Mental Demands
Adequate health and fitness to maintain long hours and busy schedule, and to travel with teams, as required. Use of gross motor skills to perform supervisory and organizational duties; use of fine motor skills in operation of keyboard equipment to produce contracts, schedules, promotional materials, budgets and reports; ability to hear, see and speak clearly, with or without aids, to represent the University in public appearances, promotional and recruiting activities; mental capacity to assist with numerous administrative responsibilities; ability to work with numbers in budgetary preparations.
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