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Director of Athletics

Florida Institute of Technology is currently searching for a Director of Athletics.  This is a full-time position.

Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech)—a nationally-ranked STEM university—invites applications and nominations for the position of Athletic Director. Florida Tech seeks an individual with the intellectual and personal qualities to be an innovative leader with strong interpersonal communication skills.  The Athletic Director will report to the position of President held by T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D.

The Position:
The Athletic Director will provide oversight for all aspects of the athletic programs sponsored by the University, including: hiring coaches, scheduling, budget preparation, compliance and facility management.  The Athletic Director has oversight of the strategic plan for athletics, providing guidance and direction for the University’s sports program. 

The University:
Florida Tech was founded in 1958 at the dawn of the Space Race that would soon define the Atlantic coast of Florida and captivate the nation. Now the premier private technological university in the Southeast, Florida Tech is a Tier 1 Best National University in U.S. News & World Report and one of the most internationally diverse universities in the country. Florida Tech is ranked among the top 5 percent of 18,000 degree-granting institutions worldwide in the 2018-19 World University Rankings and has been named a Top College and Best Value University for 2019 by Forbes. Florida Tech offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in aeronautics and aviation, engineering, computing and cybersecurity, business, science and mathematics, psychology, education and communication. Learn more about our relentless pursuit of greatness at

The Community:
Florida Tech is located in Melbourne at the heart of Florida’s Space Coast, the birthplace of space exploration that has grown to be home to several rapidly expanding industries. The economy features cutting-edge communications, electronics, aerospace and aviation, homeland security and defense, emerging technologies, high-tech manufacturing and more. Brevard ranks first in Florida and sixth in the U.S. for the most concentrated high-tech economy. Drawing more than 2.5 million tourists annually and boasting 72 miles of pristine beaches and an average temperature of 73 degrees, Florida’s Space Coast is a place to work and play, with convenient access to all that Central Florida has to offer.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Hiring of coaches and staff, ordering equipment for teams promoting events, matches and meets. 
  • Provide oversight of all sports personnel.
  • The AD must be skilled in budgeting and allocating funds and facilitating operations, as this position has oversight and responsibility to manage the athletic budgets. 
  • Partner with University Advancement to raise funds to support approved plans for athletic facilities, scholarships, operations and personnel.  Establish fundraising goals with detailed plans on how these goals will be achieved.
  • Represent Florida Tech Athletics at all affiliated conference meetings (IRA, SSC, GS and Peach Belt Conference), and serves on committees within these conferences to strengthen the University’s presence as a member in good standing.  The AD also serves in similar ways within the NCAA to promote and advance the guiding principles important for conducting a successful intercollegiate athletics program. 
  • Coordinate with coaches about scheduling of games and practices.  Collaborate with conferences and leagues about scheduling issues.  Speak with league officials about subjects such as postseason play. 
  • Collaborate with coaching staff on scheduling game days and practices throughout the sports season, ensuring no schedule conflicts between different teams for use of shared equipment. 
  • Develops a culture within the Athletics Department that represents the values and attitudes that reflect the best qualities of an outstanding intercollegiate athletics program with high academic standards.   

Education/Skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management or related field required. Master’s degree in Sports Management, Organizational Leadership or Education Administration preferred. 
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in area of expertise.

Inquiries and questions can be forwarded to Dr. Kurt Patberg, Senior VP of Athletics Staffing and Consultants at


* Official transcripts of all collegiate work must be sent directly from the attended institution to the Human Resources Office prior to the first day of employment. All international degrees must have a course-by-course official evaluation and translation sent to the Human Resources Office directly from an evaluation company affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). *Required certification or license must be uploaded when submitting application for employment.


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