Under the guidance and direction of the Director of Championship Operations, the Championships Associate assists with the execution of national championships including but not limited to championship planning and logistics; internal and external championship communications, coordination with partners and sponsors, championship marketing and branding and event financials.
Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Execute all aspects of assigned championships planning and logistics.
Execute needed host calls for each championship event.
Complete needed preparation and logistics for assigned championships
Maintain organization and communication to keep planning up-to-date.
Coordinate and prepare Pre-Tournament/Championship Packets for select NJCAA Championships.
Attend assigned NJCAA championship events.
Maintain accurate championship calendar with deadlines and targeted project dates.
Assist with evaluation of championship performance and post-event surveys
Ensure accurate, timely coordination with external vendors and hosts/teams (i.e. Awards, Merchandise, Video Exchange, etc.)
Assist with bid/site selection information and review for all championships.
Order awards for all championships.
Coordinate corporate sponsor and partner activation and involvement with championships
Assist with signage orders and review all branding for championships
Other Duties Assigned
Qualifications – Education, Experience, and Skills
Some professional experience in a field related to intercollegiate athletics is preferred.
Demonstrated customer service, organization, leadership, planning, and conflict management.
A good command of Microsoft Office.
The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to establish positive public relations and to interact effectively with staff, member colleges, athletic directors, and student-athletes.
The ability to establish and maintain collaborative, effective working relationships with team members, member colleges, athletic directors, student-athletes and the public.
Problem solving skills, judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in evaluating information.
The ability to write effectively and efficiently.
The ability to work as an individual and as part of a team.
Must be efficient and organized with a high level of attention to detail.
NJCAA Expectations of the Employee
To ensure an orderly environment and provide the best possible work environment, the NJCAA expects employees to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner during work hours and at any function at which the person represents the NJCAA. The NJCAA’s reputation is one of its most valuable assets. In addition, the employee is expected to follow the Employee Rules of Conduct that will protect the interests and safety of all employees as well as the NJCAA; to conduct themselves in an honest, honorable, courteous and appropriate manner at all times; to contribute to a positive working environment; to act as ambassadors of the NJCAA; and to display professionalism in representing the NJCAA.