Athletics Director PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICANTS
Job Description: DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Director of Athletics reports to the President and serves as a member of the President's leadership team.
Serve as an advocate for student-athlete well-being and the athletics program in general.
Develop, implement, and manage a strategic vision for the Athletics program.
Serve as a spokesperson for intercollegiate athletics.
Ensure alignment of the athletics program with the mission of the University.
In collaboration with other senior leaders, ensure student-athletes participate fully in The Furman Advantage.
Hire, manage, and evaluate a large staff.
Oversee and direct the budget.
Fundraise and participate in alumni affairs in conjunction with University Development and Alumni Relations.
Market and promote the athletics program and athletics events.
Represent the University in matters relating to athletics, including Paladin Club and Alumni Association events.
Ensure the compliance of all Athletics Department employees with the laws, policies, rules and regulations governing Furman University and its employees, as well as the rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southern Conference (SoCon).
Demonstrate a commitment to the Greenville community and its people.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE:
A Bachelor's degree is required; a post graduate degree(s) is preferred.
Five years of successful senior-level management experience in intercollegiate athletics or a related field. Experience as a student or employee of a liberal arts college or university and within NCAA Division I athletics is desirable.
Evidence of a commitment to student-athlete well-being that includes an expectation of excellence in education, personal conduct, and preparation for life after college.
A successful record of and commitment to promoting diversity.
Demonstrated skill as an effective communicator.
Experience in managing a large budget and developing resources through fundraising and marketing;
Experience in hiring and managing a large staff
SALARY: The salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable institutions and specifically those in the Southern Conference.
**PLEASE NOTE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION ONLY**
The position will remain open until filled; but, for best consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit as soon as possible a letter of application and resume electronically to: FurmanAD@collegiatesportsassociates.com. No hard copy applications will be accepted. Applicants should not apply via the Furman University employment portal (i.e., the Apply button on this page).
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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