Job Summary:The Director of Game Day Experience will formulate and implement plans to entertain fans and increase attendance and support for the intercollegiate sports program. He/she will also assist in creating a festive, fan-friendly atmosphere at all home events, including the organization of contests and giveaways.He/She will serve as “Director of Show” for football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball games/matches, scripting presentation and coordinating in-game elements (promotions, PA announcements, sponsorships, MustangVision, cheer and pom squads, band, etc.) to ensure a superior environment, value and service. He/She will develop and implement plans to create an entertaining atmosphere that encourages spectator participation, loyalty and support, utilizing creative and trend-setting methods to create excitement before, during and after athletics events.He/she will also work closely with the head coaches and the Director of Marketing in promoting all sporting events.Essential Functions
Planning and Implementing Game Production
Working with cross functional teams
Various Projects as they relate to SMU Athletics
Processing purchases, POs, etc.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree is required.
A minimum of three years of work experience is required, preferably brand marketing and advertising experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills. Must also demonstrate a strong customer service orientation.
Candidate must demonstrate a strong understanding of athletics branding, marketing and advertising principles. Must also possess a familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
Candidate must possess strong organizational and project management skills to effectively organize and prioritize work, as well as meet timelines on multiple projects. Must also possess the ability to develop annual operation plans, manage resources, and use good judgment to achieve financial goals.
Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team. Must also demonstrate creative problem solving skills with the ability to identify business problems, needs, opportunities, threats and devise effective solutions.
Knowledge of and adherence to NCAA, conference, and University rules and regulations as pertinent to the position.
A working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) is a plus.
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, email@example.com.
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