The Executive Sr. Associate, Athletics Director, External Operations will serve as an advisor and liaison to the Vice President & Director of Athletics. Incumbent will have a record of success in higher education leadership responsibilities and achievements in the administration of Division I intercollegiate athletics within a comprehensive university or equivalent experience with a sports organization or entity. The Executive Sr. Associate, Athletics Director, External Operations will work closely with the Vice President & Director of Athletics to build a strong, positive athletics program and encourage support for the University among a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. Key stakeholders include students, faculty, staff, alumni, letter winners, parents, donors, the media, business and community leaders, and other supporters of Temple University.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: lead athletics development office including the development of fundraising goals and objectives as well as oversight of development staff; supervision and direction of digital media, video production, and athletic strategic communications; assistance in the oversight of strategic planning including facility development and capital projects; assistance in the preparation of long-term program plans to establish the direction and goals of the department. The Executive Sr. Associate, Athletics Director, External Operations will serve on various department, university and conference committees and represent the department at various events and conferences.
The position supports the University’s academic mission and programs by aligning Temple University’s Division I intercollegiate athletics program with the mission and values of the University. The Executive Sr. Associate, Athletics Director, External Operations serves as a spokesperson for the Athletics program, promoting its philosophy and values, and regularly engaging stakeholders and constituents. The Executive Sr. Associate, Athletics Director, External Operations integrates and engages student-athletes, staff, and coaches into the programs and activities of the University and also takes the lead in developing a climate of trust, honesty, integrity, and open communications while advocating for and committing to all aspects of diversity and inclusion—a climate where all constituents feel valued, and differences are celebrated. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Sports Management, or related field and at least 8 or more years of experience in athletics administration. Experience in Athletics fundraising, communications, and/or branding. Demonstrated understanding and experience in budget management and long-range financial planning in a complex organization based on sound business management skills and sophisticated financial capabilities. Demonstrated management, leadership, and supervisory experience. Experience managing confidential information. Experience in and demonstrated understanding of NCAA regulations, policies, and practices. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
*Ten (10) years of directly related experience.
Required skills and Abilities:
The ability to manage several tasks and/or projects simultaneously.
Strong organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to customer service.
Demonstrate a proven track record in building quality relationships.
Demonstrated experience in budget planning and oversight.
Ability to hire, develop, inspire, and effectively lead a highly competent and diverse staff.
Commitment to understand and support Temple University’s vision and mission and to model institutional values.
Demonstrated ability to promote diversity at all levels.
Ability to manage confidential information.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Project management and leadership skills.
Strong personal code of ethics, integrity, and trust.
Ability to successfully navigate across multiple departments in a fast-paced environment.
Strong integrity and character who shares a commitment for knowing and complying with NCAA, Conference and University rules.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.