The Ivy League, a Division I athletics conference office founded in 1954 and located in Princeton, N.J., seeks applications for the position of Assistant Executive Director Championships/Sports Administration. The Ivy League utilizes Princeton University's Human Resources.
The successful candidate must be proficient with technology, creative in providing solutions to complex and sensitive issues and be able to work independently and in a team setting to efficiently meet established goals and deadlines. Candidates must also have strong written and verbal communications skills. Reporting directly to the Associate Executive Director for Championships/Sports Administration.
•Ensure the successful management, coordination and execution of League championships; serving as the administrator for championships as assigned and creating a positive experience for student-athletes, coaches and spectators;
• Work directly with host institutions and neutral sites in preparing for the overall management of designated League championships. On frequent basis, communicate and coordinate with host institutions and neutral sites regarding all logistical aspects, including preparation of championship manuals, facility arrangements, budgets, officials, entries and forms, signage/branding, awards, merchandise, and hospitality; •Assist with the preparation and implementation of facility, vendor contracts;
•Manage League staff members' championship responsibilities, volunteers, operations, and League staff travel;
•Assist with oversight of the championships awards program, merchandising, signage, supplies, equipment, volunteer apparel, and other aspects as needed;
•Reconcile the championship budget and other fiscal matters for designated championships;
•Develop evaluations and collect feedback from coaches, administrators and student-athletes to continue to improve the championship experience;
•Ensure fulfillment of NCAA automatic qualification notification and automatic bid application process; and
•Other duties as assigned.
Sport Administration: •Manage designated sports’ regular season administration through communication and interpretation of League sport policies and procedures;
•Produce schedules for League competition for designated sports;
•Oversee the officiating programs for designated sports;
•Coordinate designated coaches’ annual business meetings and write reports/recommendations to the appropriate League committees; facilitate discussion of campus, League and NCAA issues;
•Assist with document, data and research preparation for conference calls and meetings;
•Monitor the national landscape and development of rules, formats and procedures in supervised sports;
•Assist with the compilation and presentation of coach group recommendations and items to League committees;
•Work collaboratively with League members and staff to develop and guide sport specific issues through the governance process;
•Assist with the administration of the League trophy program, film exchange and award program; and
•Other duties as assigned
Essential Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three to five years in event administration/management strongly preferred; experience as a primary supervisor and/or administrator of sports and events preferred. Familiarity with Conference office operations will be highly valued.
The Ivy League is the most diverse intercollegiate conference in the country with more than 8,000 student-athletes competing each year. Sponsoring conference championships in 33 men's and women's sports and averaging more than 35 varsity teams at each school, the Ivy League provides more intercollegiate athletic opportunities per school than any other conference in the country. All eight Ivy schools are among the top 20 of NCAA Division I schools in number of sports offered for both men and women and enjoy regular competitive success at the highest championship levels of NCAA Division I athletics.The League’s schools -- Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale -- share a rich history of success and influence in college athletics, dating back to the origins of intercollegiate competition. Ivy League institutions have won 287 team national championships and 579 individual national championships since intercollegiate competition began. The Ivy League conference was formally established in 1954, based on the mutual agreement that intercollegiate athletics competition should be "kept in harmony with the essential educational purposes of the institution." For more information, please visit www.IvyLeague.com.