The Oklahoma City University (OCU) Department of Athletics invites applications in a national search for the position of Coordinator of Athletics External Affairs. This full-time position is responsible for overseeing ticket sales activities for athletics events and external events conducted in athletics facilities; marketing and promotions activities for all home competitions; coordinating special events and coordinating community engagement activities; and assisting with sponsorships, development, graphic design and media relations activities of the athletics department. The successful candidate will perform these duties while helping the athletics department: 1) create an atmosphere where graduation is facilitated through participation in intercollegiate athletics, 2) teach student-athletes to be productive citizens who contribute to society for life, and 3) win championships. The individual must have an athletics philosophy that values the educational and personal well-being of student-athletes while emphasizing the university and athletics department mission, vision, core values and culture.
For consideration, please submit via the OCU employment website: 1) a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position, 2) a resume, and 3) contact information for professional references. All applicants must apply via the OCU employment website and are not accepted via mail, e-mail or fax. For assistance, contact the OCU Human Resources Department at 405-208-6320.
This is a full-time position with a full benefits package. Full-time benefits include tuition remission, health, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement and tax savings plans. Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment with OCU is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred and at least one year of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Knowledge of NAIA rules or the ability to learn them
Ability to operate ticketing software systems and equipment
Ability to execute payables/receivables and ticket sales
Ability to create and execute marketing, promotions, and development plans
Ability to manage competitions and events
Ability to perform athletics media relations tasks
Ability to plan and execute special events
Ability to create and edit digital and print graphics and copy
Ability to record and edit video
Strong public relations, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to operate public address, statistics, website, publishing, video and scoreboard systems
Ability to assist with soliciting individuals for donations
Competition management skills and abilities
Attention to detail and an understanding of the big picture
Strong organizational skills resulting in the ability to prioritize workload and regularly meet short-term deadlines
Interpersonal and customer service skills necessary to interact with fans, media members, sponsors, students, faculty, staff, donors and the general public
Ability to handle stressful situations in a professional manner
Ability to operate a computer, printer, applicable software and multi-function office machine (copy, scan, fax)
Ability to work nights and weekends
Ability to travel for work related activities
Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record
As a top liberal arts & sciences university, Oklahoma City University has been leading students to their creative edge for more than a century. We are a diverse community of academic achievers, big thinkers, independent spirits, and dedicated artists. At OCU, students from across the globe follow their passions and excel in the sciences, religion, business, nursing, and the performing arts. Discover why Oklahoma City University is such a great place to learn, live, and call home.
Oklahoma City University is a coeducational, urban private university located in Oklahoma City, in the Uptown district. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts, fine arts, sciences and business. OCU is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and Oklahoma City University is also listed in Forbes' "Best Christian Colleges" & "100 Best College Buys."
Oklahoma City University prepares all learners to Create, Lead, and Serve. We provide a diverse, inclusive culture committed to producing graduates who think critically and innovatively, communicate effectively, ...and use their knowledge and talents to make a local and global impact.
Oklahoma City University is committed to an education that:
Provides students with the skills and confidence to adapt to and excel in a complex and dynamic world Invests continually in its students, staff, faculty, alumni, and programming to enrich academic and co-curricular offerings
Fosters partnerships within and beyond the university to enrich lifelong learning Develops informed global citizens ready to engage with their communities and contribute to the world
Develops graduates who are ethical, highly employable professionals
Honors our United Methodist history and tradition of scholarship and service
Oklahoma City University will be an innovative academic institution with local impact and global reach and reputation. By providing a student-focused learning environment and an inclusive, values-centered culture that engages the community and the world, Oklahoma City University will be a university of choice for talented and high-potential students, faculty, and staff.
INTEGRITY: We hold ourselves and each other accountable to do the right thing in all circumstances.
RESPECT: We honor the worth of all by treating ourselves and others with dignity and kindness.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION: We strive to understand and embrace our differences. We take purposeful action to foster a welcoming and supportive environment for all.
COLLABORATION: We intentionally pursue our common goals with a genuine spirit of community.