Director of Athletics The Director of Athletics oversees the men’s and women’s athletic programs. Provides leadership in execution of all activities, operations and policies working with the University administration and other heads of departments with the utmost integrity. Serves as the University’s principal representative in the field of intercollegiate athletics. Gives general administrative direction and advice about the establishment of program goals. Responsible for meeting the necessary requirements of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Office of Civil Rights and the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Responsibilities: Supervision of administrative staff and head coaches. Maintain knowledge of university, NCAA and conference rules. Directs and makes decisions which affect the activities, operations and policies of the athletic program. Establishes goals and objectives for the athletic program; makes decisions on strategies to achieve goals and standards to achieve them. Identify and maximize the various revenue opportunities and income streams available to the Athletic Department. Ensures appropriate understanding and fully supports the academic mission of the University and provides necessary academic support to our student athletes. Serves as the spokesperson for the department in approving the hiring of coaches, administrative staff, support staff and other personnel associated with the department. Serves as spokesperson for the department in matters of policies, operations and personnel. Directs and oversees athletic fundraising, annual support program and promotions activities. Reviews all budgetary plans and expenditures. Serves as the department’s representative through participation in campus activities involving students, faculty and staff and represents the department in local, national and Ohio Valley Conference committees and associations. Attends various association meetings, alumni events and attends various athletic events at home and away sites. Keeps the President apprised of the status of the department and the progress being made in all areas. Other duties assigned by the President.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of five (5) years of athletic administration and/or similar type of leadership role in relevant field. Successful experience in fundraising and marketing. Work with on- and off-campus constituents in a cooperative and collaborative manner. Demonstrated knowledge of managerial techniques, policies and procedures are important. Experience in dealing with management issues. Ability to work well with students, faculty, alumni, community and media. Good communication skills. Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Internal Number: 8260
About Murray State University
For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to approximately 10,000 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for seven of the past ten years. Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been maintained in various areas.
Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges – business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts and science, engineeri...ng and technology – a school of agriculture, a school of nursing and health professions and a Center for Adult and Regional Education. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of over 17,000. The University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.