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Executive, Executive - Athletics Director, Executive - Business Manager
Job Title: Director, Lacrosse Department: Athletics Position Summary: Lead the athletic delivery, operational excellence and profitability of the Academy’s Lacrosse program. Develop and execute the long-term strategic vision and plan for comprehensive excellence in the Lacrosse program, including boarding school, camps, and training for teams and professional/collegiate players.
Provide each student-athlete with the resources and leadership to develop to their full lacrosse potential while excelling in the classroom and preparing for successful lives after graduation. Proactively establish, maintain and grow relationships at every level of the program.
Recruit, motivate and retain expert coaches and support staff. Facilitate meetings of appropriate staff related to program quality and growth.
Effectively communicate with parents, student-athletes, faculty, college and professional coaches, pro/college athletes and guests.
Manage, oversee and follow up on the activities of the Lacrosse program including: academic-year planning, program development, facility planning and utilization, scheduling of games and clinics, coaches’ training needs and handling day-to-day communications and requests.
Participate in IMG Academy public relations activities including media interviews and speaking engagements.
Work within Academy structure to address issues pertaining to coach/player/parent behavior and escalate to Athletics Director as appropriate.
Demonstrate integrity and character in understanding and abiding by the rules and policies of IMG and all governing bodies.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sports Management, Education or related field (Master’s preferred) Minimum 2 years’ professional, collegiate, prep or high school coaching experience Ability to bring business orientation and operational excellence while focusing on student-athlete welfare and maintaining a dynamic work environment Excellent written and verbal presentation skills with the ability to interface with a variety of audiences Highly organized with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced organization Ability and desire to work collaboratively with colleagues Savvy in sales and marketing A superior work ethic Physical Demands and Work Environment Must be able to handle outdoor temperatures for a reasonable period of time Must be able to move around campus which includes fields, gym, etc. Ability to work flexible hours to include nights, weekends and holidays is required Background Requirements Requires a background check upon offer Requires a drug check upon offer
IMG Academy is the world-leading provider of integrated academic, athletic and personal development training programs for youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes. Dedicated to helping individuals realize their true potential, IMG Academy offers innovative, comprehensive and customized training programs. IMG Academy’s expert instruction, proven training methodology and professional-gra...de facilities provide a challenging and motivating learning environment. This environment brings together individuals of all ages and backgrounds, providing the ultimate foundation for future success.IMG Academy offers a fully accredited Pre-k- 12 school, including Post Graduate offerings, providing both a supportive and challenging environment that brings out the best in our student athletes. Since 2009, nearly 60% of our graduates have committed to a D-1 University with an average of $1.2 million of total scholarships for freshmen year of college, per grad class.IMG Academy is located minutes from vibrant Sarasota and about an hour from the greater Tampa Bay area. Our location is nearby airports in Sarasota (15 minutes) and Tampa (1 hour), offering convenient access to our campus. IMG Academy is close to several of Florida’s top attractions, including Siesta Key, Busch Gardens, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Our location allows our athletes to train in an area that averages 260 days of sunshine per year and an average annualized temperature of 72.6 degrees.