The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is looking to fill the positing of Assistant Director of Event Management to support the Facilities and Game Operations office.
The Assistant Director of Event Management position exists to provide event management for the Department of Athletics in an effort to achieve operational excellence. The Department of Athletics Facilities and Game Operations office provides exceptional customer service by assisting sport programs, partnering with event services vendors, and managing revenue-generating public events in an effort to ensure the fans, alumni, and general public have an exceptional event experience.
This position will manage and direct all facets of Division I Athletics event management, including planning, preparation, and facilitation for regular season and postseason competition for assigned sports. Duties include: training and overseeing event staff, logistical arrangements for set-up and breakdown of equipment necessary for events, organizing housekeeping and maintenance of areas affected by events, assigning timers/scorers for events, overseeing activities related to hosting NCAA/ACC championships, communicating with University support units for event support (police, parking & transportation, medical, fire safety, etc.), coordinating and scheduling facility maintenance, development and oversight of assigned budgets preparing reports as directed, identifying facility maintenance needs and coordinating services/work requests by working with Athletics Maintenance, vendors, and Facilities Management for assigned facilities, completing regular walk-throughs of facilities, preparing summary documents to share with leadership as directed, assisting with planning of camps/clinics/outside rentals.
Education: A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (4+ years) related experience is required.
Experience: At least 1year of experience managing collegiate athletic events or similar, related experience is required.
License: Valid driver's license required.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Strong situational awareness and the ability to prioritize and stay composed under pressure. Ability to interact with administrators, coaches, and staff members. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to work with tact on complex and sensitive issues. Ability to organize and present ideas, materials, and concepts accurately and within required deadlines.
Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite.
Event management experience in collegiate athletics or professional sports.
Experience in a business-related field.
Experience coordinating sporting events.
Working knowledge of department practices, procedures, and policies.
Customer service experience.
Experience training and managing event staff.
Financial management skills.
Experience in facility operations/maintenance.
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
The successful candidate will pass a background check. Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, search for Requisition R0023995, complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration (please note that all documents can be uploaded into the "Resume" box). For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at firstname.lastname@example.org. This posting will close to applications on May 7, 2021.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications.
Internal Number: R0023995
About University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The University, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a selective public institution known for its teaching, research, and public service. The University of Virginia sponsors a twenty-seven sport intercollegiate athletics program, which includes approximately 750 student-athletes.