The purpose of the Fan Experience team is to engage, inspire and entertain our audience by producing exciting, unique and memorable experiences, while maintaining the University of Michigan brand and its traditions; to create an emotional connection between the fans, the teams and the student-athletes, through a deep understanding of the University of Michigan community.The Assistant Director, Event Presentation & Fan Experience is responsible for directing and orchestrating the game and event presentation and enhancing the fan experience at Michigan athletic events that increases audience engagement through creativity and innovation, continuous improvement, brand consistency and collaborative processes.
A bachelor’s degree is required and a graduate degree preferred. A minimum of two to three years’ experience working in a collegiate or professional sports environment.
Strong organizational and analytical skills with ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic plans and programs that support the Athletic Department mission.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with multiple patrons in a positive and productive manner while maintaining integrity and adhering to the compliance rules of the NCAA, Big Ten, and University of Michigan Athletic Department.
Proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office software including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience in Adobe Design applications, including Photoshop and Illustrator preferred.
Experience with video board operation (Crossfire, Blaze) preferred.
Must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays.
Must be able to move up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to remain stationary for up to 6 hours at a time.
Demonstrated ability to develop good working relationships with internal and external constituency groups and to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team environment.
Ability to work in a fast paced, ever-changing environment, with the ability to effectively adapt and be flexible.
Experience working with and/or supervising undergraduate students.
Ability to work effectively as part of a positive, team oriented environment.
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines
Strong commitment to the student athlete experience.
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The University of Michigan athletics date back to 1866 when baseball became the school’s first varsity athletic team. Now, 150 years later, the athletic department fully supports 31 varsity athletic teams and annually ranks among the premiere collegiate athletic programs in the nation, both on the competition field and in the classroom.
The Wolverines have accumulated 52 national team titles a...long the way, with ice hockey and men’s swimming and diving claiming more national championships in their respective sports than any other Division I program. In 2001, the field hockey team won Michigan’s first women’s NCAA title, followed four years later by softball who claimed the first Women’s College World Series title east of the Mississippi in 2005.
At the Big Ten Conference level, Michigan is far and away the preeminent athletic program. Upon the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year, the Wolverines claimed a Big Ten record 343 conference team titles, 117 more than their closest competitor. One of the original member institutions from 1896, Michigan teams have won more Big Ten titles than any other conference member in nine sports: baseball (35), football (42), women’s gymnastics (16), women’s rowing (4), softball (12), men’s swimming and diving (33), women’s swimming and diving (14), men’s tennis (36) and men’s track and field (57).
Dynasties have been developed over the years in sports such as football who boasts more all-time victories, and the highest winning percentage, in the history of collegiate football. The Michigan women’s gymnastics team has won 15 Big Ten titles in the last 17 years. The women’s swimming and diving team, who won a record 11 consecutive conference titles from 1987-1998, and women’s gymnastics also claim more total championships (14) than any other women’s program – in any sport – in the history of the conference.
Academically, Michigan is just as proud of its 71 student-athletes who have combined for 96 Academic All-America honors, including fullback Dick Balzhiser who was initiated into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2002.
Our website – MGoBlue.com – is one of the most unique and heavily visited collegiate sites in the world.