Drake University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Drake Relays Director with an emphasis on track and field meet operations. The successful candidate will be responsible, on a year-round basis, for overseeing the logistics and operations of one of the world’s largest annual track and field meets. Key duties include recruiting and managing contract staff, officials, volunteers, and interns. This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail especially relating to inventorying supplies and anticipating future needs. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, building positive relationships with internal teammates and successfully serving as the point person for a multitude of external stakeholders, including officials, volunteers, coaches, and more.
Bachelor’s degree required. The ideal candidate will be a certified official by USATF or have at least five years of experience working in the sport of track and field. This position requires working nights/weekends, the ability to lift 50 pounds and the capability to work independently. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and must pass a background check.
Additional Salary Information: Contingent upon experience
Internal Number: 997877
About Drake University
Drake University is a private, co-educational university located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa. The institution offers a number of undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as professional programs in law and pharmacy. Located in Des Moines, Iowa's capital city, the University is uniquely positioned to provide learning opportunities through partnerships with the city's bounty of businesses, schools, government and cultural activity.Drake is an NCAA Division I member and competes in the Missouri Valley Conference in all sports except football and crew. In football, Drake competes in the FCS NCAA Division I Pioneer Football League. In crew, Drake competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.