Under the direction of the Vice President/Director of Athletics the Deputy Athletics Director is responsible for the overall administration, management and supervision of all athletic department areas that touch our external constituents, as well as the associated personnel for the Athletics Department. Represent the Vice President/Athletics Director in meetings or at events when the Vice President/Athletics Director is unable to attend. This includes functioning in the Vice President/Athletics Director’s role in their absence. The Deputy Athletics Director will be creating a coordinated, consistent plan to further enhance the Utah State Athletics brand across all of the external areas, which will help increase revenue opportunities, brand awareness, and athletic event attendance. The Deputy Athletics Director will also assist the Vice President/Director of Athletics in sport supervision, whether day to day oversight or total supervision of various sports as assigned by the Vice President/Athletics Director.
This position is a member of the Vice President/Athletics Directors’ Executive Staff and as such is engaged in creating direction and management for the Athletics Department; this may include supervision of various Athletics teams.
An advanced college degree in an applicable area is required.
A minimum of twelve years of collegiate athletic development experience with a preference for development/major gift experience.
Leadership experience with a team of development or sales professionals.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills including excellent writing and editing skills.
Knowledge and experience in using fundraising/ticketing software systems.
Persistence and resourcefulness in developing and executing solicitation strategies and closing gifts/sales.
Demonstrated ability to work with and communicate effectively with student-athletes and coaches.
Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
Highly developed organizational skills including the ability to work under pressure to handle multiple prospects and requests, and meet competing deadlines.
Ability to foster positive interpersonal relationships and professional image with external and internal constituencies by adhering to customer service standards.
Commitment to following NCAA rules.
Experience with priority seating and premium benefit programs
Record of success in establishing positive relationships with boosters, alumni, students, faculty and staff; ability to work productively with the university and the community.
Internal Number: 2019-1355
About Utah State University
Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small, agricultural college to one that is nationally and internationally recognized for its intellectual and technological leadership in land, water, space and life enhancement. As Utah’s land-grant and space-grant institution, the university has 850 faculty who provide education for more than 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, including 10,000 in its continuing education sites located throughout the state of Utah.
Located in the city of Logan in northern Utah’s Cache Valley, Utah State is 80 miles northeast of Salt Lake City. The surrounding area, including ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains, makes Utah State one of the finest recreational environments in the nation. Beyond Logan Canyon and just another four hours north is Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
The mission of Utah State University is to be one of the nation’s premier student-centered land-grant and space-grant universities by fostering the principle that academics come first, by cultivating diversity of thought and culture, and by serving the public through learning, discovery and engagement.