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Memphis University School seeks an experienced school administrator to serve as Athletic Director starting in July 2024. MUS has a proud and longstanding tradition of excellence in academics and athletics. Since the late 1950s, the school has fielded highly competitive teams and has achieved state championships in multiple sports. Candidates from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives who can inspire, lead coaches and staff, and provide strategic thinking to an athletic department for boys are encouraged to apply.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
•Manage and supervise the Department of Athletics, which includes the Assistant Director of Athletics, and Lower School (grades 7-8) Assistant Athletic Director, an Athletic Trainer, an Administrative Assistant, and coaches.
•Oversee the professional growth and development of coaches.
•Work with the Athletics staff to coordinate the logistics of all scheduling and athletic events.
•Exercise responsible oversight of departmental finances, purchasing, facilities, and resources.
•Provide direction to summer sports camps and programs.
•Work with the college counseling office in guiding student-athletes who want to continue playing their sport at the next level.
•Ensure compliance with legal requirements of government regulations and agencies.
•Represent MUS at league meetings, national conferences, and workshops.
GREATER SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITIES, SUPERVISION, LEADERSHIP
•Supervise, mentor, and evaluate head coaches and assistants (a coach of coaches).
•Ensure that coaches are integrated into all aspects of school life.
•Serve on the MUS administrative team.
•Carry out the MUS strategic plan – Legacy Forward – and communicate the school’s athletic vision, programs, and expectations to all constituencies.
•Support MUS, its leadership, and its mission.
•Bachelor’s degree; master’s a plus.
•Management experience in athletics.
•Experience as a coach.
•Strong communication skills.
•Strong people and problem-solving skills.
•A collaborative, consensus-building leader who actively solicits input, listens well, communicates with inspiration and clarity, and effectively delegates and empowers staff.
•A proponent of thoughtful innovation who is adept in change management.
•An understanding of the role of sports in an academically demanding school.
MUS has engaged The Finney Search Group to lead the search for our next Director of Athletics. All interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to https://www.thefinneysearchgroup.com/mus-ad-application. Applications sent directly to the school will be forwarded to The Finney Search Group.
MUS is an equal opportunity employer.