An athletic director generally works at a school, university, or other type of organization (such as an after-school club) to coordinate athletic activities. They may be given a budget to follow and need to ensure that funding is dispersed correctly to the appropriate parties. These directors often create reports on budget allocation and forecasting, which requires proficiency with basic computer programs. The athletic director might also be tasked with developing marketing, promotional, and fundraising strategies. When the organization holds special events, the athletic director may oversee planning, including communicating with vendors and coordinating with other employees.
Athletic Director Tasks
Participate in the recruitment of athletes to sports programs and selection of athletic scholarship winners.
Ensure compliance with all school, division, and government regulations.
Manage college athletics programs, the coaching staff, competition schedules, equipment, facilities, and budget.
Uphold standards for academics, sportsmanship, and respect.