Direct and provide leadership for all areas of revenue production for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. This includes Development (capital campaigns and major gifts, annual giving, team fundraising, communications, social/digital media, booster groups, suite/club and other premium seat contribution sales), ticket sales and operations, marketing (promotions, advertising, branding), attendance, merchandising, fan experience (parking, concessions, etc.) and the department’s relationship with Learfield Sports (Rocket Sports Properties) and the Aspire Group (Outbound Tickets sales and customer service group). Responsible for the setting and attainment of revenue and attendance goals, allocation of department resource and budgets in these areas. Serve as sport administrator for select sport programs as assigned. Serve as a member of the Athletic Department’s Sr, Leadership Team and Executive staff.
Master's degree preferred
Seven-plus years' experience in collegiate athletics (preferably Division I) in areas of External Affairs (development/ticketing/marketing and sales/fan experience)
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Recognized by Forbes as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Sports, The Aspire Group is a global sport and entertainment marketing firm that created the outsourced Ticket Marketing, Sales and Service niche, revolutionizing the world of sport and in particular United States Intercollegiate Athletics. As industry leaders, we strive to create the best practices of tomorrow that we call “Next-Practices” within our strategic consulting and research; ticketing, marketing and revenue enhancement; and sports investment optimization capabilities. The implementation of “Next Practices” and the Raise Your Game Executive Development Program raises industry standards through outstanding training, development, and coaching. We produce industry leaders, excellent employees, and winning teams that are dedicated to developing long-term relationships, providing strategic expertise and resources that will take our partners to the next level.
Partnersh...ip: The University of Toledo Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and The Aspire Group have formed a relationship to develop a world-class ticket sales team in Toledo, Ohio. The University of Toledo Athletic Department has employed the services of The Aspire Group because it combines progressive strategies and distinguished execution. Led by expert professionals that stand at the top of the ticket sales and customer service industry. Fans will benefit from the commitment to integrity, the most professional ticket sales operation globally and the superior customer service that The Aspire Group brings to every partner. The University of Toledo and The Aspire Group encourage and value a diverse work force and both are equal opportunity employers.