Senior Associate Director of Athletics - External Affairs
UAA Department of Athletics
September 5, 2018
Commensurate with experience
Full-time - Experienced
Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
4 Year Degree
The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Department of Athletics is a diverse unit of the University designed to assist student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals through the University's intercollegiate athletic program within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines. UAA Athletics also has oversight of all student recreational sports programs on the Anchorage campus.
The department's mission is to support the educational mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage; to protect and promote the safety, health and well-being of our student-athletes; guide and support our student-athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence; produce graduates and honorable citizens; and be actively engaged in our University community. Please visit www.GoSeawolves.com to find out more about UAA Department of Athletics and www.anchorage.net for more about Anchorage, Alaska.
To apply, please complete the application, include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references.
Minimum Starting Biweekly Pay: commensurate with experience
Note to Applicant: A background check release of information form must be completed and all results must be satisfactory as a condition of employment. The University of Alaska Anchorage will not be sponsoring any visas for this position.
Administer the department's external functions, e.g., advertising, marketing, promotion, merchandising and licensing. Manage corporate sponsorships (cash and in-kind). Maximize revenue potential, and promote and enhance image of the Athletic department and the University. Serve as the liaison with the sponsorship rights holder. Complete oversight of all sponsorship initiatives.
Assist the Director of Athletics in fulfilling the department's goals and objectives. Serve as acting director in the absence of and at the direction of the Director of Athletics. In the absence of the Director, serve as liaison to the WCHA, GNAC, MPSF, RMISA, and NCAA to include staying current on policy/procedures/issues, attending league meetings, and providing counsel to the Director on related issues. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Recruit, hire, train, and supervise administrative/coaching staff; review performance; take disciplinary action as needed, and provide training and development opportunities. Responsible for complete oversight, management and supervision of two Division II NCAA Sports to include Women's Volleyball and Men's and Women's Alpine/Nordic Ski teams. Supervise all coaches/staff in these sports in accordance with UA, NCAA, and applicable conference policies, rules, and regulations. Directly supervise the Fan Experience and Community Engagement Manager position.
Negotiate and oversee department's external advertising campaigns and contracts. Serve as chief administrator for contracts with any outside advertising agency to include placement of advertisements in local and national media. Negotiate, develop and manage all department radio and television contracts (in excess of $1M over life of contracts). This includes local radio network coverage of UAA athletic events and contests as well as local, regional and national (CBS Sports) broadcast and cable television coverage of UAA athletic events and contests. Coordinate and process scheduling and contract administration of athletic contests, tournaments and events. Coordinate with WCHA, GNAC, Sullivan Arena, Wells Fargo Sports Complex and coaches to resolve issues as the pertain to scheduling conflicts to ensure best schedule and maximize revenue.
Serve as liaison on all advertising and electronic media agreements. Serve as game manager for department sponsored athletic home contests and tournaments. Serve as administrator for external functions such as the Anchorage Mayor's Marathon and Half Marathon. Supervise contract and volunteer employees for above events. Directly supervise all in game promotional plans.
Direct department's image systems as they relate to the use of logos, trademarks and official school colors on uniforms, signage, letterhead, etc. Approve all purchases involving the department's image systems. Approve and oversee use of logos and trademarks as they relate to the Seawolf logo (trademark).
Substantial knowledge and experience in contract and relationship management, with emphasis in areas of advertising, marketing, and corporate sponsorships. Knowledge of NCAA, WCHA, GNAC, MPSF, and RIMSA rules and regulations. Knowledge of media industry standards. Knowledge of public relations practices. Excellent and in-depth oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Effective skills in time management, organization, conflict resolution, problem solving, diplomacy, project management, leadership, supervision, accountability, discretion, and confidentiality. Skills in negotiation, fundraising, contract management, event management, and motivation. Ability to develop and initiate sound recommendations to executive management. Ability to recommend and implement process improvements. Ability to create and implement effective long range and strategic plans. Ability to interpret and apply complex rules and regulations. Ability to work evenings, weekends, and occasional holidays. Ability to travel on an as-needed basis.
Six years progressively responsible experience in athletic administration, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Typical Education or Training:
Required: Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) certification or certification completion within 30 days of the job start date. Applicant must possess an unrestricted Alaska driver's license (and CDL with endorsements as required) or be able to obtain an unrestricted Alaska driver's license within 60 days of accepting the job. In addition, the applicant must meet UAA's safe driving criteria.
Preferred: Master's degree in relevant field.
Internal Number: 510184
About UAA Department of Athletics
The UAA Athletics Department is a diverse division designed to assist student-athletes in meeting their academic and athletic goals through the University's intercollegiate athletic program within the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) guidelines and to provide all University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) students the opportunity for physical development through the recreational sports program on the Anchorage campus.
Please visit www.GoSeawolves.com to find out more about UAA Athletics and www.anchorage.net for more about Anchorage, Alaska.