Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
The Deputy Director of Athletics for External Operations serves as a critical member of the Athletics Leadership Team and is responsible for the administration of the department in the absence of the Director of Athletics. This position will report jointly to the Director of Athletics and the Office of University Advancement. This position's primary mission is to ensure that TU athletics' external units operate in unison and execute external marketing plans and initiatives. This position is responsible for oversight of athletics development, marketing, sponsorship, and ticketing sales/operations.
Responsibilities and Duties
Responsibilities for the Deputy Director of Athletics for External Operations include, but are not limited to the following:
Directs the vision for departmental external operations, building synergies between external units of the athletics team Provides direct oversight for athletics marketing and promotional efforts, ticket pricing/strategies, and fan acquisition Builds the brand of TU Athletics through collaboration with campus partners, etc. Serves as the top administrator of the Athletics Department in the absence of the Director of Athletics; plays a critical role in setting the strategic vision for TU athletics; and manages other projects and assignments as requested by the Director of Athletics Serves as a Sport Administrator; supervision of varsity sports includes, but is not limited to accountability for team budget, compliance, athletics aid, coaching searches, scheduling, academic success, facility issues, event management, and media relations and marketing related to associated sport; develops strong communication with coaches, student-athletes, and other sport administrators in an effort to monitor their experiences and foster relationships with future alumni The work hours for this position include evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary for games and events. Travel is required.
Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor's degree Eight years of sport management and student-athlete services experience Demonstrated record of achievement working in a challenging NCAA compliance setting at the Division I level Demonstrated record of accomplishments that demonstrate initiative, creativity, and interpersonal skills in a university setting and a successful track record in dealing with the NCAA Strong problem solving and communication skills Alignment with and appreciation of the university's and department's strategic vision Ability to create an action plan for achieving university and department priorities in the supervised areas and articulate a compelling case for supporting the priorities of the Department of Athletics Ability to maintain poise in interactions with university administration, community leaders, external governing bodies, and co-workers Ability to learn new programs quickly, write and speak clearly and effectively, and maintain sensitive and confidential information Ability to respond positively to criticism and advice, establish priorities, and meet agreed upon deadlines Effectiveness in building consensus and solving problems throughout the organizational structure and demonstrate initiative in seizing opportunities A self-starter who can also mentor younger staff and student-athletes, as well as build a cohesive team Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and commitment to compliance with rules Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s or Juris Doctor degree Experience working in college athletics Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here. TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application. This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.
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