Summary: Reporting to the Vice President for Business Affairs and Athletics, the Athletic Director provides strategic leadership, direction and oversight for a 14-sport NCAA Division 1 FCS intercollegiate athletics program.
Work Performed: Provide leadership for athletics programs and activities, ensuring conformance with institutional, Big South Conference and NCAA rules, regulations and compliance. Supervise head coaches and senior athletic department professional staff, oversee sports information, athletic training, athletic scheduling, compliance, facilities and all intercollegiate athletic administrative functions. Responsible for fiscal affairs, personnel, strategic planning, public relations, Big South Conference and NCAA compliance, and general operations. Attend Big South Conference meetings and any required NCAA meetings. Work with internal and external resources to ensure compliance with federal programs including Title IX, FERPA and HIPPA. Work closely with multiple internal and external constituencies to advance the department’s strategic goals and objectives. Must be able to travel as needed. Frequent evening and weekend work required.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
This position will remain open until filled.
Education: Master’s degree in sports management, physical education, business or a similar field or Bachelor’s degree with at least five years’ experience as an Athletic Director or Assistant Athletic Director.
Experience: Understanding of NCAA Division 1 rules, regulations and compliance. Demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to diversity and inclusion. Passion for developing student-athletes and seeing students reach their educational goals. Commitment to, and experience in, fundraising from alumni, private donors and corporations to support athletic programs. Budget development experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work effectively independently and as part of a team. Must be computer literate.
Essential Job Functions: Certain jobs at Charleston Southern University may require specific physical and/or mental abilities. The hiring manager will provide additional information and provision of requests for reasonable accommodation if needed.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
About Charleston Southern University
Charleston Southern University is an independent comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. This suburban coeducational institution with liberal arts and professional curricula offers degrees at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university was founded upon the principle that students should have an opportunity for a quality education under the guidance of Christian faculty. The university promotes academic excellence in a Christian environment.The university aims continuously to increase the academic quality of its students. Students currently are drawn primarily from the Southeastern region of the United States and pursue a broad variety of careers in the arts and sciences, as well as business, education and nursing.The South Carolina Baptist Convention founded the institution in 1964 as the Baptist College at Charleston. The campus is located 16 miles from the city of Charleston within the city limits of North Charleston. The institution changed its name to Charleston Southern University in 1990 to reflect the offering of graduate programs.Charleston Southern University forthrightly avers the validity and applicability of Christian tr...uth and values to public, private, individual and corporate activities. Thus, the University seeks to employ only employees who have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; who are committed to the Christian faith; whose faith is reflected in Christian witness through their employment, and their interaction with students, colleagues, and the general public; who will maintain active membership in a local Christian church; and who will be committed to the integration of faith and learning.