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  • $128,780

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What Does An Athletic Director Do At Penn Manor School Dist

* Collaborate with the school leadership team to continue to uphold our positive athletic program and school culture
* Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates coaches for 22 High School Varsity sports and 10 Middle School sports
* Support District's commitment to upholding the goals of Title IX
* Prepares and manages an annual budget of approximately $750,000 and insures fiscal responsibility in maintaining the athletic budget
* Acts as the District's primary resource in the knowledge and interpretation and compliance with the Lancaster
* Lebanon League, District III, and P
* I.A
* A rules and regulations
* Oversee and run all athletic contests for leagues and district/state playoff games
* Monitor strength training coaches and operation of weight room
* Serve as an effective communicator and liaison among administration, coaching staff, student athletics, parents, community, and School Board Directors.
* Work to resolve differences between coaches, parents and student athletes

What Does An Athletic Director Do At Binghamton University

* Performing professional accounting and administrative services for the Athletics department.
* The position approves, verifies, and provides oversight on the processing of all financial transactions for the athletics department, including the review of revenues, disbursements, reconciliations, and other financial analyses.
* The position implements and formulates fiscal controls and policies to ensure compliance with University, State, Federal, NCAA Division I, America East Conference rules and regulations.
* Financial reporting as required by the NCAA, America East Conference, University, and EADA.
* Monitors all fiscal and budgetary matters within the Athletics department.
* Provide periodic financial and budget reports to the Director, departments, and coaches.
* Liaison with auditors, University and State officials, external parties.
* Supervise 3 full time staff and student assistants.
* Duties related to travel, budgeting, human resources, accounts payable, and general ledger.
* Recommend cost and operational improvements in athletics to improve efficiency and compliance.
* Develop operational procedures for monitoring financial transactions to ensure accurate recording and strong fiscal management.
* Establish and maintain internal controls over financial systems.
* Incorporate any compliance requirements into the control mechanisms

What Does An Athletic Director Do At Cal Poly Pomona

* Under the direct report to the Associate Vice President for University Development, the Associate Athletic Director (AAD) works with the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics to develop a quantified plan that identifies the resource needs of Athletics.
* University Development will be responsible for the articulation of those AAD activities designed to meet the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' development goals in conjunction with the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.
* On a daily basis, the incumbent identifies and qualifies supporters/boosters, cultivates prospects, nurtures existing donors and supporters, prepares for and undertakes solicitation and funding proposals, and engages in stewardship activities that keep donors and friends informed, interested and engaged in the activities of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the University.
* The incumbent works with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' professional staff, coaches, and others to identify not only the overall needs and initiatives of the department, but the individual needs, characteristics, and requirements of the sports, teams, and student athletes that comprise intercollegiate athletics at Cal Poly Pomona; and undertakes individual sources and pursues those sources leading to a qualified solicitation of support in a timely, strategic, and professional manner.
* The AAD works with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' administration to identify, develop, pursue, and secure corporate support affiliations, trade-outs, sponsorships, affinity relationships, and related support mechanisms for intercollegiate athletics in general, as well as for individual programs, teams, facilities, and endowments; and develops innovative and exciting ways to market intercollegiate athletics and its programs to both on-campus and off-campus constituents for the purpose of boosting awareness and support.
* The AAD works with the Bronco Athletic Club (BAC), the athletic organization dedicated to the support of Cal Poly Pomona athletics; provides professional expertise, leadership, and staffing support to BAC and assist BAC to continue the tradition of successful fundraising initiatives for athletics; continually grows the BAC and other support entities and executive level donor societies committed to intercollegiate athletics at the University; works to promote supporter interests, volunteerism, and involvement; attends BAC meetings, home athletic events, cultivation events, university receptions, community events, and advancement activities for the purposes of representing the university and/or athletic advancement and development initiatives.
* The incumbent undertakes off-campus travel to meet with established and potential supporters, prospects, and donors as part of a strategic plan of development; works to establish relationships with area employers, corporations, and foundations, and pursues funding opportunities with them through proposal submissions; as well as generates new prospects and donors on a regular basis through cold-calling, involvement with area service organizations, and other creative means.
* On a daily basis, the incumbent integrates Department of Intercollegiate Athletics development activities with university-wide programs and assets, including Alumni Relations, Strategic Communications, Prospect Research, Gift Processing, Planned Giving, Annual Fund activities, university events, foundation and corporate outreach, and the like; works as a team with other Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Affairs, University Development, and University Advancement Division staff focused on development objectives and as a principal development lead in intercollegiate athletics, the AAD will continuously evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of various development strategies and activities and recommends refinements and new development ventures as needed.
* The incumbent provides oversight and support to all areas of external relations for intercollegiate athletics including coordination with Marketing and Promotions, Corporate Sales and Partnerships and Game Management as needed.
* The AAD will be part of an effective University Advancement team who participates in division skills enhancement, strategic planning, goal setting, event planning, and project status sessions, and will maintain the high standards of campus development procedures and protocols.
* On a daily basis, the AAD is focused on the needs of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, or working on campus-wide development initiatives, and will utilize the various forms, report formats, databases, and other protocols that comprise the approach and style of the Division; serves as the central clearinghouse for Acceptance of Gift forms and reporting for intercollegiate athletics; works to ensure that the development-oriented projects, correspondence, events, and communication pieces of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics adhere to campus-wide and division graphic and professional standards.
* The AAD is part of an effective University Advancement team and will participate in divisional strategic planning, goal setting, event planning, and project status sessions, and will maintain the highest standards of campus development procedures and protocols utilizing the various forms, report formats, databases, and clearance procedures; and works with the athletic director to ensure that all development-oriented pieces, communications, and events adhere to the campus-wide and division graphic and professional standards.
* The AAD is part of an effective University Advancement team and will participate in divisional strategic planning, goal setting, event planning, and project status sessions, and will maintain the highest standards of campus development procedures and protocols utilizing the various forms, report formats, databases, and clearance procedures; and works with the athletic director to ensure that all development-oriented pieces, communications, and events adhere to the campus-wide and division graphic and professional standards.
* The incumbent integrates Intercollegiate Athletics development efforts with the Central Advancement staff and the various services in place; works with the Division's database systems, Gift Processing, Annual Fund, Alumni Relations, and Prospect Research offices to consistently ensure and protect the freshness and security of the advancement database and the prioritized assignment of donors and potential donors; files contact reports with Central Advancement, and ensures accurate gift processing and receipting.
* In addition to providing primary focus on the development objectives and needs of the unit, the AAD assists with general donor cultivation, solicitations, and stewardship as part of the University Development team that attracts additional campus support important to all colleges and programs; and performs other duties as assigned

What Does An Athletic Director Do At Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship

* Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned) Participate in strategic planning sessions of Outreach.
* Develop and maintain a budget and monitor all funds expended.
* Coordinate services and activities with other Outreach directors.
* Oversee FCA Athletics and Physical Education Oversee TTA and FCA Summer Programs Develop and implement a plan for recruiting youth to participate in various Outreach programs including but not limited to High School Heroes and sports related programs such as baseball, football, and basketball.
* Coordinate activities and program scheduling for participants and volunteers.
* Develop and implement sports league for public school youth.
* Oversee facility and equipment maintenance during and after program activities.
* Oversee FCA and Athletic League Security Coordinate Outreach Athletic League teams with community and school teams.
* Establish and maintain relationships throughout the community, specifically with participating public schools and youth-serving organizations.
* Participate in committee meetings of various community agencies, including representing Outreach at school gatherings.
* Monitor program activities to ensure quality and maximum benefits to the participants.
* Participate in the established evaluation protocol, which includes, but is not limited to documentation of activities, data collection, and the creation of logic models and work plans.
* Submit a weekly report of client activities, enrollment, information dissemination, and community-based process to the Associate Pastor.
* Ensure that program youth, according to their needs, are integrated into the life of the church through various programs that develop fellowship and personal Christian growth.
* Foster a spirit of cooperation among FCA and TTA staff, parents, students, board of directors, volunteers and the community.
* Complete Oak Bible Fellowship s leadership requirements as outlined by the ministry.
* Education and/or Experience A Bachelor or Master s degree in related field or five years combination of experience and education.
* Strong background in athletics, community development and

What Does An Athletic Director Do At Jewish Community Center

* Do you love the idea of purchasing your work clothes at The Finish Line? Are whistles, stopwatches and water bottles your idea of fashion accessories? Does the idea of 50 tiny tots swarming into the gym to play micro-soccer excite rather than terrify you? The JCC Indianapolis has an opportunity for a highly-motivated individual with a passion for creating and running sports and recreation programs for people of all ages.
* The Director of Athletics must have the patience and temperament to be able to work with children in the morning, seniors in the afternoon and _serious_ basketball players in the evening.
* Previous JCC experience is not necessary, but first-rate people skills, the desire to be part of dynamic team and a self-motivated work ethic are.
* The JCC offers a high-energy environment which values commitment and celebrates diversity.
* Qualifications & Attributes_
* Great people skills and even better communication skills;
* Desire to provide exceptional service to members, guests, prospects and donors;
* Show strong initiative and stronger follow up;
* Commit to the mission of the JCC and the Jewish values that guide us;
* Have a 'can-do' attitude that inspires the team and results in results;
* Enjoy collaboration and celebrate the successes of the team.
* The Director of Athletics is part of the Fitness & Membership team and is responsible for coordinating sports and recreational programming (including summer sports camps, seasonal sports leagues, skill classes, etc.).
* The Director develops and promotes yearly strategic program planning to provide creative and value-added programs and activities for members.
* Other responsibilities include assisting in supervising all activities in the fitness and recreation areas.
* Responsibilities
* Develop comprehensive plan to identify, develop and retain participants in all sports and recreation programs.
* Develop, organize and supervise the youth soccer and basketball leagues in addition to any new recreational sports program;
* Develop, organize and supervise adult basketball leagues;
* Assume responsibility for all gymnasium activities, including gym rentals;
* Supervise existing skill classes (ie, gymnastics, karate, early childhood education PE, etc.) and develop new skill classes;
* Assume responsibility for preparation of the athletic field.
* Assist with Teen Maccabi program.
* Co-staff the committees related to Sports, Fitness & Membership.
* Plan and implement summer sports camps; supervise staff and programming.
* Assist in developing and managing the budget related to sports & recreation

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Real Athletic Director Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Director of Athletics Gaelic Athletic Association of Greater New York Yonkers, NY Feb 18, 2016 $204,090
Director, Athlete Performance Under Armour, Inc. Baltimore, MD Feb 03, 2014 $145,000 -
Director, Athlete Performance Under Armour, Inc. Denver, CO Feb 03, 2014 $145,000 -
Athletic Director Life Chiropractic College West Hayward, CA Sep 01, 2014 $100,000
Athletic Director Chicago Math and Science Academy Chicago, IL Sep 01, 2015 $86,003
Athletic Director Value Schools Los Angeles, CA Jan 15, 2010 $80,712
Athletic Director Value Schools Los Angeles, CA Sep 08, 2010 $80,712
Athletic Director Value Schools D/B/A Central City Value School Los Angeles, CA Apr 14, 2010 $80,000
Director of Wellness and Athletics Emma Willard School Troy, NY Jul 29, 2014 $79,000
Athletic Director Island Tennis, L.P. Mamaroneck, NY Sep 15, 2010 $77,073
Athletic Director Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Seattle, WA Jun 15, 2011 $75,000
Athletic Director Horizon Science Academy-Toledo Toledo, OH Feb 19, 2016 $73,377
Director Athlete Assistance WTA Tour, Inc. Saint Petersburg, FL Aug 22, 2011 $72,409
Athletic Director La Fondation Du Lycee Francais International de Wa Bethesda, MD Jun 08, 2011 $65,860
Associate Athletic Director Brevard College Brevard, NC Jan 01, 2013 $58,000
Assoc. Athletic Director for Compliance & Student Services Portland State University Portland, OR May 26, 2015 $55,000
Athletic Director Fredericksburg Academy Fredericksburg, VA Aug 01, 2010 $52,000
Athletic Director The University of Georgia Athens, GA Oct 01, 2010 $48,972
Athletic Director Tennessee Temple University Chattanooga, TN Apr 01, 2013 $47,500
Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Services/Senior Woman Administrator Northwestern Oklahoma State University Alva, OK Jan 07, 2015 $46,351
Athletic Director Marlboro Health and Fitness, LLC Morganville, NJ Oct 01, 2012 $45,142
Director of Athletics Premier Tennis, Inc. Corpus Christi, TX Feb 01, 2010 $40,000
Athletic Director Chicago City Soccer Club Chicago, IL Sep 13, 2015 $40,000
Athletic and Language Director Spanish Grove Academy San Antonio, TX Sep 16, 2010 $40,000
Director of Youth Athletics Trojan Water Polo Club Inc. Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Oct 01, 2011 $40,000
Phys. ED. Teacher/Director of Athletics and Summer Pine Cobble School Williamstown, MA Sep 01, 2012 $40,000

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Top Athletic Director Skills

  1. Athletic Program
  2. Physical Education
  3. Soccer
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  • Assist in developing and administering all athletic program budgets.
  • Directed everyday activities of private school interscholastic and physical education program.
  • Coached youth in fundamental motor skills, movement patterns, and strategies in both tennis and soccer.
  • Provided leadership, training, assignment, and evaluation of 22 varsity sports and 33 teams.
  • Oversee four sports, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Volleyball, and Track and Field sport.

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