Generous paid time off, excellent retirement plan and benefits
4 Year Degree
Missouri Western State University, located in St. Joseph, Missouri, just 45 minutes north of Kansas City, is seeking candidates for our Athletics department to serve as the Director of Home Events. The Director of Home Events for Athletics will lead all aspects of home event planning, organization, and execution for the Missouri Western State University Athletics department.
Missouri Western is an NCAA Division II institution, which successfully competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) in 16 sports and Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) in 1 sport.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Lead planning and on-site execution for home events for 17 intercollegiate sports including game day event set-up, oversight of game day operations, scheduling and supervision of gameday staff, student workers, interns, etc. Coordinate all pre-game, in-game and post-game promotions for home contests, including but not limited to securing staff, collaborating with Griffon Sports Properties, and engaging with event sponsors to enhance student and community engagement. Coordinate and serve as liaison with on-campus departments (i.e. Public Safety, Facilities Management, Physical Plant, Special Event Catering, Risk Management, etc.) and contracted services to ensure appropriate support services for events. Maintain a close working relationship with the Office of Student Affairs, Center for Student Involvement, Marketing & Communications, Campus Bookstore and Conference Services, as well as other university units to conceptualize and develop fan-centric experiences and events that build the Griffon Athletics brand, expand reach to new fans and increase engagement with existing fan base. Lead all concessions activity, including but not limited to securing staff, inventory, stocking, and ordering of supplies for athletics concession stands. Craft a comprehensive concessions plan that maintains consistency of service and quality for all fans. Lead all ticket operations including but not limited to acting as main point of contact for ticketing platform, securing staffing for all ticket sales venues, etc. Assist Sr. Associate Director of Athletics for External Relations with comprehensive ticketing plan and its execution for fans and Goldcoat members. Act as internship coordinator for the Athletic Department to be main point of contact for all internship requests and placements within the department. Assist with the day-to-day operations of external third-party camps, including but not limited to supervision of parking and coordination of custodial staff. Assist with bid submission, planning, and hosting of conference and NCAA post-season events. Serves as Site Supervisor for assigned post-season events. Performs other duties of a similar nature as deemed necessary by the Director of Athletics or Sr. Director of Athletics for External Relations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing. Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously. Organized thinker with exceptional attention to detail. Ability to learn new computer software and applications. Knowledge of budgeting guidelines and procedures. Effective management skills, and the ability to oversee staff. Ability to effectively collaborate with entities outside of athletics.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Sport Management, or a related field.
Previous experience working within an athletics department and supervisory experience is preferred.
Missouri Western State University is a public, state-supported institution providing career-oriented certificate, associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. Missouri Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is an AQIP Participant. Missouri Western State University is a member of NCAA Division II and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). Missouri Western traditionally achieves athletic success, with teams often nationally ranked. Emphasis is placed on excellence in athletics competition, academic achievement, community service and NCAA rules compliance. Since 2010, Missouri Western has been the three-week summer home of the Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp. Western enjoys excellent athletic facilities, including the 120,000 square foot Griffon Indoor Sports Complex, a new Spring Sports Complex for baseball and softball, and a recently renovated Spratt Stadium featuring one of the largest video scoreboards in Division II.
Missouri Western continues to honor its tradition of open access, serving both traditional and non-traditional students. Founded in 1915..., Missouri Western has grown to an enrollment of more than 5,000 students, served by more than 200 faculty members. A beautifully landscaped campus complements contemporary institutional and recreational facilities. The campus consists of 14 major buildings and a student-housing complex located on 744 acres. Home of the summer training camp for the Kansas City Chiefs.