Athletic Director

Apr 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title:

6th-12th grade Athletic Director/University School Instructor


Job Description:

The 6th - 12th grade Athletic Director provides leadership and coordination for the comprehensive interscholastic athletic programs offered by P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, a K-12 laboratory school affiliated with the University of Florida.  The Athletic Director provides support to all stakeholders in the development of worthwhile learning experiences through athletics that lead to the formulation of positive values, team-work skills, a sense of accomplishment, acceptable social behavior, self-discipline, and self-confidence.  The Athletic Director promotes good relations throughout the athletic program to support the vision of the school: P.K. Yonge students are positioned to be creative, dedicated, and resilient learners who embrace the power of diverse ideas, talents, and cultures to improve our world.  The Athletic Director must be available to work flexible days and hours.


Specific job responsibilities for a 6th-12th grade Athletic Director include the following:


  • Identify and hire all athletic head coaches and the Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC)
  • Assist head coaches in establishing consistent disciplinary programs and problem solving strategies for all athletic programs
  • Maintain and approve athletic schedules, contracts, and sanctioning for all interscholastic athletic events in which the school participates according to the published rules and policies of each respective sport
  • In accordance with state and federal guidelines, maintain a permanent file of medical examinations, injury reports, parent consent and releases, birth certificate, and other items as required by governing bodies
  • Maintain permanent records for each sport, including but not limited to wins/losses, letter winners, scholarship recipients, and outstanding performances
  • Determine eligibility of candidates for all athletic teams as it pertains to rules and guidelines established through the school, FHSAA, NFHS, or other pertinent governing body
  • Supervise the coaching endorsement/certification program at the school level
  • Promote and publicize the interscholastic athletic program according to school and state rules and guidelines
  • Attend meetings pertaining to athletics as set up by the Florida High School Activities Association and the school (i.e., rules clinics, scheduling meetings etc.).
  • Conduct the program in accordance with rules of the school, and the Florida High School Activities Association
  • Prepare and manage the athletic program budget and assume responsibility for monitoring and reporting expenditures to the principal
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory of athletic equipment and supplies. Prepare bid specifications and purchase orders for athletic department expenditures
  • Arrange transportation for all athletic events
  • Oversee the promotion, sale of tickets and fund raising events of the athletic program and assume responsibility for receipts and deposits of athletic funds with the school business office in accordance with established university procedures
  • Assist coaches in arranging field and gym practices and handle logistics for providing assistance to visiting teams
  • Administer athletic eligibility reports to the Florida High School Athletic Association
  • Assume responsibility for arranging for or supervising home athletic events and all post-season home and away athletic events  (FHSAA requires supervision at all post-season games regardless of where they're played)
  • Confirm availability of sports equipment needed for games
  • Arrange for payment of all game officials
  • Coordinate all tournaments and post season games
  • Work with the school SRO in to secure law enforcement officers to provide security for athletic games
  • Coordinate all athletic functions such as meetings, athletic banquets and other athletic meetings
  • Serve as public relations liaison for all routine news media requests related to athletics
  • Possess administrative, organizational and financial skills in addition to a thorough knowledge of athletic policy and procedure

Work assignment includes administrative responsibility for the 6th-12th grade athletic program.


Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience


Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master's degree.  Candidates with a Bachelor's degree will be considered, but will be required to obtain a Master's degree within three years of hire.
  • A degree in physical education and/or athletics (graduate degree preferred)
  • Florida teaching certification (6-12 Physical Education)
  • 3+ years of teaching experience (high school teaching experience preferred)



Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of physical education teaching experience
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • demonstrated commitment to diversity and effective strategies for motivating and teaching students with differing abilities from a variety of backgrounds


Special Instructions to Applicants:

The anticipated start date is August 3, 2017.  This position is a 10-month appointment.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should complete a candidate profile at and submit:

  • A cover letter or letter of application 
  • A complete curriculum vitae with contact information for professional references
  • Three letters of recommendation providing evidence of effective teaching, coaching, and leadership experience and collaboration with colleagues


Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.



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