Position Classification Title: Dir,Athletics
Position Classification Code: D2001
Job Family: Athletics
Pay Level: 29
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics is responsible for the leadership, management and administration of the Intercollegiate Athletic Program. The position requires a leader with considerable abilities in intercollegiate athletics management, public relations, fund-raising, a keen business sense, marketing and promotion of ticket sales, integrity and an appreciation of the role athletics plays in a public university. Provide leadership to plan, organize, direct and control the programs and activities for all areas of Intercollegiate Athletics, including, but not necessarily limited to, strategic planning, budgeting and administrative activities necessary to achieve a successful athletic program and student athlete academic excellence, and ensure compliance with University policies, NCAA regulations and our member conferences. Responsible for the leadership, development and management of competitive and high quality Division I-A athletics programs. Must ensure the department operates within the mission of the University and in compliance with our member conferences, and University rules and guidelines. Willing to embrace and lead the changing nature of compliance in college athletics. This position reports to the President and serves on various designated presidential committees.
Standard Duties:
Develop and implement an effective fundraising effort for the program that increases both revenue and sources of revenue generation to include ticket sales and sponsorships. Generate an entrepreneurial spirit in the development and implementation of the revenue generating activities of the program to include athletic camps and fund raising activities. Will work collaboratively in the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts, and will participate in leadership boards connected with fundraising efforts. Ensures proper fundraising coordination with University Advancement. Serve as primary ambassador, professionally representing the program to forge productive collaborative relationships with the campus administration, faculty, staff, students, alumni, various community stakeholders, donors, conference and NCAA member institutions. Regularly attends University events and functions. Speaks to community, student, non-profit and community-based organizations on the Athletics Department’s events and programs. Maintains a close relationship with academic and faculty representatives to ensure continued academic progress of the student-athlete, along with student organizations and student government. Work on a day-to-day basis with head coaches on scheduling, recruiting, NCAA compliance, public relations and oversee departmental budget matters and issues. Formulate and execute the long-term strategic goals and facilities plans in alignment with the University’s strategic and capital expenditure plan. Provides a vision for the future of the University’s athletic programs. Develops a three to five year plan for the Athletics Department and facilitates execution of the plan, pending funding, and with presidential and Board of Regents support. Represents the University in issues related with the media and promotes media relations with University Communications (or the Sports Information Department (SID) Office) to ensure timely and accurate communication pieces to campus, local, and national media outlets on NMSU Athletic events, programs, and student success stories, as needed. Appoint, mentor and ensure proper evaluation of all staff members assigned to the intercollegiate athletics program. Responsible as primary evaluator for key personnel (including head coaches) and secondary review evaluations of assistant coaches and ensure completion of athletics staff member performance evaluations. Athletic metrics will be developed and agreed upon by the President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics; metrics will be utilized in performance evaluations. Pursues the University’s commitment to the success of the student athlete. Ensure an environment that promotes student athlete health and welfare and a commitment to strong character and academic values and success, including meeting APR provisions of the NCAA. Provides for the enhancement of academic support for student athletes. Maintains a close relationship with academic and faculty representatives to ensure continued academic progress of the student-athlete, along with student organizations and student government. Oversee administration of all athletic games/events, including post-season events, conference championships, and NCAA championship play. Administrative supervision is exercised over Athletics program administrators, coaches and professional/clerical support staff. Manage the program's fiscal resources consistent with university policy and NCAA regulations. Commits to gender equity, Title IX, and affirmative action, and works to provide equal opportunities for both sexes in the participation in intercollegiate athletics following guidelines set forth by Title IX and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Complies with all federal and state laws, and all University Policies and procedures.Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of post-secondary school athletic program management. Knowledge of group dynamics. Excellent administrative and financial skills preferably in intercollegiate athletics or related field.
Excellent interpersonal skills, business acumen and creativity required to generate revenue and allocate and manage resources effectively to achieve results. Skill in personnel management, supervision and conflict resolution. Strong communication skills with demonstrated record of being a leader and spokesperson for a large organization internally and externally, and ability to articulate a clear vision for the program.
Demonstrated ability to organize athletic programs and budget. Demonstrated leadership ability. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Problem-solving skills. Effective public relations skills. Demonstrated ability to use computer hardware and software. Ability to read, interpret and implement federal and state statutes and NCAA By-Laws and NMSU Policies.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree
   Experience- Five (5) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- None
   Departmental Requirements-
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