The Assistant Director of Event Management serves as a member of the Event Management staff for the Department of Athletics in support of the department’s mission, vision and values. This position will report to the Director of Event Management and will be responsible for the successful planning and execution of select home athletic events, NCAA, Western Collegiate Hockey Conference, and Big Ten Championships, and outside rental events. This position works in a creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged.
Detailed duties for this position include:
40% – Serve as on-site manager for events and coordinate greeting teams and game officials, equipment set-up, event staff and crowd control supervision. Coordinate with other members of the Athletics department, campus community and local agencies that may be involved with the successful operation of the game or event and a post-event review and evaluation.
20% – Provide excellent customer service fans and guests. Assist with the day-to-day operations of the event management unit including budget preparation and reconciliation, develop event management manuals, assign staff and establish game-day protocols to ensure compliance with department, University, Big Ten, WCHA, and NCAA rules and regulations.
15% – Manage the department’s intern and student assistant programs. Management includes goal setting, providing ongoing coaching and feedback and performance reviews.
15% – Serve as department liaison to University Police and Parking and Transportation Services Departments, managing parking pass and credential assignments.
10% – Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree 2-3 years’ experience in college athletics or with event management related responsibilities Strong written and oral communication skills Experience and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment. Ability to build strong relationships across various departments Strong computer literacy in Windows, Excel, Word and Publisher as well as internet functions Effective time management and organizational skills as well as attention to detail Ability to self-motivate, work in fast-paced environments, adapt to change, and work on multiple projects Must be able to work nights, weekends, and some holidays frequently
Master’s degree Experience serving as primary point of contact for Division I sporting events Knowledge of staffing software Knowledge of EMS scheduling software Knowledge of NCAA, Big Ten, and WCHA policies Familiarity with bid process for NCAA championship events
Internal Number: 332051
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