Segments in this Video

Athletic Director: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:56)


Sue Kilian is in charge of her university's entire athletic department including staff, athletes, and coaches.

Athletic Director: Career Beginnings (01:29)

Killian moved to Pennsylvania where girls were being allowed to play organized sports. She played freshman basketball and competed in college sports. After graduation, she considered multiple coaching positions.

Athletic Director: Keys for Success (01:09)

Kilian explains why perseverance and a sense of self are necessary for success in this field.

Athletic Director: Education and Certification Requirements (01:33)

Basic certifications are first aid and AED. Killian stays current with requirements for her staff and maintains her education through webinars.

Athletic Director: Workplace Atmosphere (02:19)

Though athletic directors put in long hours, they enjoy a sense camaraderie in the work place.

Athletic Director: Advice for Aspiring Pros (00:54)

Kilian gives ways you can immerse yourself in the athletic department to get an early start and to determine if the field is right for you.

Athletic Director: A Day on the Job (01:38)

After catching up on emails, Kilian spends her mornings in meetings; her afternoons are used to deal with student athlete issues, and evenings/weekends are for practices or games.

Athletic Director: Industry Goals and Services (02:08)

Kilian discusses the changing role of an athletic director, from fund raising to an institution's representative.

Athletic Director: Industry Challenges (03:12)

Kilian talks about challenges with regards to Title IX. Making sure student athletes receive a good education is another main concern.

Athletic Director: Looking at the Future (02:00)

Lilian discusses support for athletic departments, making the campuses more accessible to the general population, and ensuring that the athletic department remains hands-on with the student athletes.

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Athletic Director—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be an athletic director? In this Career Q&A video interview, Sue Kilian talks about her career path, what she does on the job, and the keys to success as an athletic director. She also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 18 minutes

Item#: BVL167126

ISBN: 978-1-64481-376-8

Copyright date: ©2018

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