The Associate Athletic Director, Events and Operations at the University of Delaware is a valued member within the University and Department of Athletics and Recreation Services, upholding and embracing the department mission of Inspiring Greatness Together. Under the limited direction of the Senior Associate Athletic Director, Capital Projects, Facilities and Event Management this position will be responsible for managing a variety of events that total six hundred annually to include Varsity Competitions, Club Sports, Intramurals, External and Internal Events. This position will supervise three full time staff, Assistant Athletic Director Bob Carpenter Center Operations and Facilities, Assistant Athletic Director Event Operations and Championships and Assistant Athletic Director Event Operations and Facilities. The incumbent will oversee all aspects of event administration/management to include Varsity Competitions, Club Sports, Intramurals, External and Internal Events for the department at the David Nelson Athletic Complex. The incumbent will oversee all budgets, scheduling and maintenance in regards to events and facilities. Manage the guest services program for the department to include training, staffing and best practices at all events and facilities. The incumbent will manage the operations pool of all part time and student workers to include recruitment, hiring, training, assigning, payment, employee reviews and staffing policies and procedure manual. The incumbent will oversee football game operations to include planning, meetings, budget, game day manager and policies and procedure manual. The incumbent will also chair the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services Safety Committee. The incumbent will collaborate with others in the department for projects/events and be assigned other duties as needed.
• Bachelor’s degree and five years of direct athletics administrative experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in a collegiate institution, preferably Division I.
• Experience managing events and projects.
• Advanced knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, careful judgment and discretion with respect to strategic and confidential material, flexibility, efficiency and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines for a wide variety of assignments.
• Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities, as well as fiscal management of an assigned budget or event budget.
• Skill in personal computer use and software applications, including database, spreadsheet, presentation and word processing.
• Web familiarity and ability to enter and maintain documents, such as policy manuals.
• Ability to train and supervise employees, including organization, prioritization and scheduling of work.
• Effective organizational and coordinating skills, including the ability to effectively manage time and schedules and foster a cooperative work environment.
• Ability to work autonomously and demonstrate excellent judgment in decision-making.
• Strong interpersonal and effective oral and written communication skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
• Ability to lift heavy objects and move equipment with or without assistance at all facilities.
• Availability to work nights, weekends and holidays.