McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative (MLI): The purpose of the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative (MLI) is to provide minorities- known as MLI Future Leaders - a jump-start to their careers through practical experiences, opportunities to build their network, and instilling the values of John McLendon: Integrity, Education, Leadership, and Mentorship. Coaches participating in the initiative are Ambassadors of the program and will serve as mentors to the Future Leaders on their campuses. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree to apply.
Duration: August 2021 - June 2022
Mentors will plan the Future Leader's experience to involve opportunities to participate in meetings, network and collaborate with staff, as well as gain hands-on work experience for resume building and professional development. During the program, unit mentors will schedule informational interviews with key unit staff. The Future Leader will keep a journal of experiences, conversations, and questions and will debrief weekly with the unit mentor.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Position:
Fall Quarter (Game Operations) - Spend time with ticket box office staff, facilities and events operations staff, IT staff, and marketing day of game staff to learn the internal workings of putting on large scale events involving fan engagement. Attend meetings with each unit, attend the weekly Day of Game meeting, assist with projects. Participate at home events in an assigned game day role. Project/duties to be assigned.
Winter Quarter (NIL platform implementation/Student-Athlete Development) - Work with compliance and communications staff on the implementation of the NIL programming for UW student-athletes. Participate in unit meetings with involved staff, as well as NIL specific discussions. Project/duties to be assigned.
Spring Quarter (External operations) - Work with advancement/development staff and retention/renewal and sales staff to understand the process for retaining and selling to season ticket-holders. Engage with advancement staff on donor outreach and events. Spend time with UW ICA Chief Financial Officer to learn and understand the forecasting and budget development process. Introduction to on-going capital projects. Project/duties to be assigned. Capstone project to be developed with the approval of the Internship Director and completed during Spring Quarter.
Other units that will engage with the Intern for informational sessions: Athletic Director’s Office, Assoc. Athletic Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Human Resources, Multi-Media Rights/Sponsorship with Husky Sports Properties, and Student Health and Wellness.
Must adhere to all University of Washington, PAC12 & NCAA rules and regulations.
Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree
Internal Number: 47
About University of Washington Intercollegiate Athletics
Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions in competition and in the classroom. We exist to enrich the lives of students to positively impact our community and world for generations to come. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA, IRA, and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.