Assistant Director Job Description

An assistant director is a mid-level leadership position within a company’s organizational structure.

An assistant director (AD) is responsible for managing department personnel and their activities.

The position of assistant director often exists at large corporations when a company’s organizational structure becomes too large to manage effectively.

An assistant director (AD), also known as a department manager, supervises two or more subordinates and has personal accountability for team performance.

The AD acts as the primary liaison between the organization’s upper management and the department manager.

Assistant Directors serve in leadership roles in different departments, such as human resources, information technology, finance, sales, and

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September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for an Assistant Director who is passionate about film and has a strong understanding of the industry. The ideal candidate will have a strong portfolio of work and be able to demonstrate their creative vision.

Assistant Director Duties:

  • Develop and champion a strategy for continued expansion and growth
  • Improve customer service and satisfaction
  • Master all administrative functions
  • Maintain a high level of understanding of the unique business needs of the Association
  • Develop and implement best practices
  • Work closely with the CEO and COO to enhance the internal and external marketing/communication efforts of the organization
  • Continuously seek ways to improve internal processes
  • Maintain a strong focus on effectively managing the Association’s budget
  • Keep abreast of current issues, laws, regulations, and trends
  • Maintain a collaborative work ethic
  • Focus on the priorities of the Association
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills
  • Maintain a high level of integrity and respect for others
  • Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and hiring
  • Expected to attend meetings, trainings, and other events

Assistant Director Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships with internal and external customers and sponsors, including helping to secure new contracts
  • Oversee daily operations, including hiring, managing, developing, and motivating staff
  • Assist with the implementation of action plans, programs, and policies, including HR, safety, and quality assurance
  • Oversee compliance with all policies and procedures, and serve as liaison with local and federal government agencies as needed
  • Create and revise administrative policies and procedures as needed
  • Assist with the implementation of new systems
  • Advise management on personnel issues and provide guidance on recruitment, training, and retention
  • Assist with the development of operating procedures and documentation
  • Assist in the development of business plans and reports
  • Assist in strategic planning
  • Oversee project budgets and forecasts
  • Provide advice and counsel to management
  • Manage and motivate employees
  • Write grants and proposals
  • Perform administrative duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in hotel management, hospitality management, or related field
  • Strong people management abilities
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to effectively lead, coach, mentor, and motivate a cross- functional team

At [Company Name], we're committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals. We're an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our workforce.

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