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August 3, 2014

Human Resources Department

Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery St

San Francisco, CA 94105

RE: Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance position

Dear Human Resources Department,

I have built a successful athletics administration career around my ability to continuously mentor and develop student athletes, coaches and athletic directors. Whether developing department strategic priorities, enforcing adherence to rules, scheduling contests and facilities, or hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating performance of athletic department staff and coaches, I have always delivered strong and sustainable results. I would bring to Academy of Art University a unique depth and diversity of talent – from enforcing compliance of league, section and state rules, allocating and managing annual budgets, supervising and evaluating coaches, facilitating staff development meetings, to promoting participation opportunities.

As my resume indicates, I possess more than 18 years of progressive experience in athletics and operations management. My rich education in sports management and experience has prepared me to excel in Academy of Art University's Athletic Department. I am known for consistently creating organizational value across increasingly responsible leadership positions. I have translated my passion for athletic administration into effective careers at Castilleja School, Mercy High School and the University of San Francisco Athletic Departments. I am confident that I can take the Urban Knight's Athletic Department to new heights.

Noteworthy achievements include:

  • Developed and implemented Athletic Department Vision, Mission Statement, Core Values, and Strategic Priorities in partnership with the Athletic Task Force.
  • Streamlined registration process for student athletes and monitored athletes' compliance of CIF, CCS, WBAL and school Rules and Codes in regards to eligibility, participation and consent.
  • Advanced hiring and evaluation procedures and training and educational requirements for coaches, including a partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance.
  • Designed league schedules for 20 schools across 22 sports.

I know that my background and passion for athletics along with my detail orientated skills will translate to an immediate impact as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. My enclosed resume will give you a better understanding of my skills and talent. I welcome the chance for an interview to discuss the value I can offer Academy of Art University.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.


Harold Rivera

Dear Ms. Hardisson

I would like the opportunity to apply for your athletic director position. Reviewing your post online you could not help but notice the strong similarities between your qualifications and my background. As my resume will attest I have the skills and education that your organisation is looking for in every way.

I am as equally comfortable with training and strategising plays as I am at performing administrative and day-to-day tasks. I have a B.A. in education and a B.S. in sports management. The last ten years of my life has been devoted to planning organising scheduling and executing sporting activities of all types in a variety of venues. My tenure as athletic director has given me a great background in techniques for team building encouraging cooperation in accomplishing goals and overcoming obstacles. I have travelled across this country to accommodate my role as athletic director understanding the focus has to be on the accomplishments not a structured set of work hours. Training budgeting promotion and networking cannot be set by a clock and I am committed to benefiting the organisation and making a significant contribution.

I would love the opportunity to talk more about the athletic director slot. Let’s set up an interview to go over the details.

Best Regards

Howard Reese

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