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25 Athletic Director Interview Questions

By: Rachelle Enns

Question 1 of 25
What role do you believe athletics play in a students development?
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Participation in athletics makes a positive influence in the development of students. The interviewer wants to know how you feel athletics would help a student. There are numerous benefits so share your opinion and support with an example.

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Question 2 of 25
How would you try to improve fan attendance?
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As an athletic director, you are in charge of coordinating events, marketing, and management for all associated sports teams. Discuss a marketing strategy that shows off your experience and knowledge.

Question 3 of 25
Being an athletic director requires a flexible schedule. Are you able to meet these requirements?
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You don't need to share what your schedule looks like, but you should let the interviewer know you understand the expectations. If you're not clear and need to know more about what the schedule might look like, ask. The interviewer wants to see that you will treat your role as an athletic director seriously.

Question 4 of 25
Define a good coach.
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The interviewer wants to know more about your thoughts on what makes a competent coach. State the qualities you believe in and reinforce the fact that you possess these talents as well. Take this as an opportunity to share your values. Reflect on the responsibilities listed in the job description. Providing training to the athletes, challenging them and developing them to excel as individuals and as a team are some of the general expectations of a solid coach. Think about which characteristics are needed to fulfill these responsibilities.

Question 5 of 25
What experience do you have with fundraising?
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In education, budgets may be tight and efficient fundraising will be necessary. Talk about a specific experience that displays your knowledge and skills. Tell the interviewer about your success in fundraising. Share how many people attended and how much money you raised. Specific numbers will speak volumes.

You will want to know about the school and their current fundraising efforts. Based on what you know about their fundraising and financials, present something cutting edge and creative that they may not have considered or aren't investing as much energy into. Events, new athletic programs, social media and broadcast marketing are all compelling examples to present.

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Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 06/05/2013
Last modified on: 08/21/2018

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About Athletic Director

August 17th, 2017

An athletic director (commonly "athletics director" or "AD") is an administrator at many American colleges and universities, as well as in larger high schools and middle schools, who oversees the work of coaches and related staff involved in intercollegiate or interscholastic athletic programs.