to the President, the Director of Athletics oversees the planning,
administration and business development of the Athletics program in accordance
with the Catholic and Vincentian mission, policies and procedures of Niagara
University. The successful candidate is expected to be
with senior leadership to advance the vision for the athletics program and the administrative
and financial plan; maximize the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of
student-athletes; develop and implement plans to ensure the competitiveness of
the university’s athletic teams.
Advance the business plan relevant to
ticket sales, marketing, licensing and fund-raising; work to generate new
revenue through the activities and business opportunities available to the
athletics program; collaborate with Niagara University’s Institutional Advancement
office and the marketing committee.
Maintain the Athletics program consistent
with the strategic plan and budget; oversee compliance with regulations of the
NCAA, MAAC and other external governing bodies; recruit, hire, manage and develop
athletics staff, ensuring that they operate according to Niagara University’s policies
Oversee the scheduling of all sports
events and game operations of home contests; participate in university meetings
and those of external governing bodies; develop partnerships with the local
community and within the university.