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Include These Athletic Director Skills
- Physical education or sports management training
- Managerial skills
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Self-motivation and enthusiasm
- A good level of energy
- Computer competences
Below is presented a sample cover letter for Athletic Director highlighting similar abilities and experience.
Dear Ms. Hannan:
With this letter and the enclosed resume, I would like to express my strong interest in the Athletic Director position you are looking to fill. As an experienced and successful manager with 14 years of experience driving successful athletic programs for Regional Mountain High School while overseeing all facets of program operations and leadership, I possess a wide range of knowledge and experience that will allow me to contribute toward the success of your school in this role.
My expertise lies in successfully overseeing sports programs and departments while efficiently managing department budgets and coaching teams to all-district championships. From developing and implementing practice schedules and balancing student-athlete responsibilities to representing schools at district-wide meetings and interviewing and hiring coaches, I am prepared to make an immediate and positive overall contribution to your athletic department. Skilled in analyzing resources and expectations to inform program direction, I excel at liaising with school staff, parents, and community groups to ensure optimal athletic program and facility satisfaction.
The following achievements demonstrate my qualifications for this position:
Formulating and launching a new athletic program for Regional Mountain High School, introducing and establishing six high school sports’soccer, tennis, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, and track—for competition across the district.
Scheduling all athletic and intramural events, including arranging facilities for games and practices, coordinating officials, and submitting final schedules to parents and school staff.
Developing and administering a program budget of up to $750K.
Building and fostering beneficial partnerships to stimulate positive, ongoing community relations.
Directing coach management—including recruiting, training, and scheduling’to promote top-flight team performances; orchestrating coaching certifications, conducting performance reviews, and determining salaries and benefits.
Spearheading daily operations, teams, administration, and program development and management to ensure comprehensive and successful community recreational offerings.
My proven dedication to directing outstanding athletic programs, along with my exceptional interpersonal and relationship management talents, will contribute immensely to the success of your school. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Gary D. Brothers