Administrative Specialist for Event Management & Varsity Club Salary Range: $45,000 to commensurate Apply By: July 26, 2019
The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks a self-motivated, results-oriented individual with the knowledge, abilities and interpersonal skills required to serve as Administrative Specialist for Event Management & Varsity Club. This is a full-time, 12-month position, and includes full University benefits.
The University of Iowa is an NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy.
The successful candidate will report to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Event Management, will provide administrative support to assigned executives and staff members, and assist with planning, developing and coordinating activities in support of the Department of Athletics Event Management unit, Courtesy Car Program, and Varsity Club unit, including the planning and execution of athletics competitions and other special events.
Note to Applicant: This position requires occasional work in the evenings, on weekends and holidays. Five professional references will be required at a later step in the recruitment process. Please only supply references if requested to do so. The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. For questions or additional information, please contact Lori Neu at email@example.com.
Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of one year of full-time work experience in an administrative support or athletics operations role, displaying superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills and ability to be proactive
Experience in event planning, coordination and execution
Demonstrated ability to work independently to complete multiple projects and meet deadlines simultaneously
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Working knowledge of and ability to:
Demonstrate strong customer service orientation and ability to establish and maintain productive, long-term relationships with staff, vendors, donors and patrons
work constructively and collaboratively with individuals of diverse backgrounds in a highly-regulated, fast-paced team environment
Must be proficient in basic office support software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel
Experience working within an intercollegiate athletics department in a related unit (e.g. event management, ticket office, external relations)
Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations is desirable.
Functional supervisory experience to effectively train and manage temporary, student and volunteer staff to ensure day-to-day operations and day-of-event operations run smoothly
Application Process: Apply by July 26, 2019 by visiting our website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu and search for keyword “event management”. Applicants must upload both a current resume and a cover letter (marked as ‘relevant files’) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Applications that do not include these required materials will be considered incomplete and ineligible for interview. Only applications submitted at https://jobs.uiowa.edu will be considered. Screening will start immediately and continue until position is filled.
About The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Working at Iowa” at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/working-at-iowa to learn more.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.