| Bucknell University is hiring an Assistant Athletic Director - Operations & Events. The position serves as game day events manager overseeing the operation of University athletic facilities, events, and scheduling. This position works as part of an events and operations team under the direct supervision of the Associate AD/Operations and Event Management. The position works closely with internal University offices, as well as the coaching staff, student-athletes, outside groups, and spectators.|
The Assistant Athletic Director - Operations & Events brings experience and expertise contributing to Bucknell's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
1. Serve as event manager for Division I athletic competition and special events, including Patriot League and NCAA Championships, PIAA High School Championships, and other externally contracted events in athletic facilities. Plan, schedule, supervise, and recap the operations of internal and external events ensuring efficient operation to maximize smooth conduct of all games for participants, officials, visiting institutions and fans. This includes coordination of a wide range of areas across campus, including ticket operations, equipment, public safety, technology, sports medicine, marketing event logistics, and part-time or Work Study facility staff.
2. Coordinate practice scheduling for men's and women's basketball (along with visiting teams) in Sojka Pavilion.
3. Schedule event staffing with internal and external constituents through University scheduling platform.
4. Develop and manage Visiting Team Information mailings, along with practice scheduling.
5. Work in conjunction with Aquatics staff in scheduling of shared locker room spaces for home and visiting teams.
6. Perform any other duties and/or jobs deemed necessary for the functioning and success of the Event Management area.
7. Help manage budgeting decisions that are consistent with the department's decision-making and planning priorities.
8. Coordinate with Learfield Sports for sports marketing activation (i.e., in-game promotional efforts, etc.).
1. Bachelor's degree
2. Minimum of four years of experience in game day event operations.
1. Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with a wide variety of people of diverse backgrounds and at various levels of the organization, and provide excellent customer service.
2. Self-starter who has the ability to balance multiple tasks, produce high-quality work on tight deadlines, and be able to manage a work schedule that includes evening and weekend work.
Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.
Bucknell University believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns.
Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution, that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs.