Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Events
Location: New London, Connecticut
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Operations - Event Management
4 Year Degree
Connecticut College is conducting a regional search for an Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Events. As a member of the Athletics leadership team, this position is responsible for department marketing, and event management and coordinator of the diversity, equity and inclusion work. This position will attend and actively contribute to the Athletic Department staff meetings and provide feedback, make recommendations on new policies, procedures, programs, and services for continual improvement, and perform other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate should have knowledge of athletic marketing, events, facility rentals and in-game management and be able to successfully and efficiently manage multiple tasks simultaneously. This position is a one year appointment with possibility of renewal and is benefits eligible
The Assistant Athletic Director will be responsible for events, and marketing efforts for the Athletic Department. They will serve as the primary event manager during home athletic events and post-season tournaments (NESCAC and NCAA); oversees all facets of the event including; staffing, crowd control, officials, broadcast, special events & ceremonies, visitors guide; assists in the implementation of the department, college and website event calendar; responsible for athletic facility rentals, staffing, and oversight; oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of all event and facility staff, interns and student workers; direct all facility scheduling for events, practices, clubs, and external rentals; responsible for all contracts for home events; responsible for all officials and external staff for home events to include; assignment, scheduling, evaluating and payment; and assist Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations with athletic facility/field oversight.
The Assistant Athletic Director will work closely with Athletic Director on all marketing, promotions, sponsorship, and branding-related projects; overseeing the development and implementation of marketing/attendance initiatives to maximize attendance for home events and championships (NESCAC and NCAA); develop effective relationships with internal and external constituents and work to build a fan centered gameday; responsible for effective management, hiring, training and evaluating of marketing interns or student workers; liaison to the college musical and choral groups for event performances and will identify opportunities for sponsorship and community partnerships for athletic facilities and athletic website.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred in relevant field; Athletic Administration, Sports Management, Sports Marketing, Marketing or Communications; 3– 5 years of progressive experience in professional or collegiate marketing and event management required. Demonstrated ability to lead and direct other; experience with risk management and assisting with emergency management planning. Proven ability to work independently and identify and resolve problems efficiently and effectively. Strong organizational skills including the ability to regularly set and manage time-sensitive priorities and work efficiently under critical deadlines while handling multiple tasks simultaneously; excellent verbal and written communication skills; innovative, creative and contributor who recommends and implements new ideas. Must be able to lift, hold, carry, pack, unpack, transport and deliver materials, supplies and athletic equipment weighing up to approximately 50 lbs. to and from events or designated locations. Required availability to work extended hours beyond the typical business day, nights and weekends throughout the year.
Cover Letter, Resume
Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check, pre-placement physical, will be conducted on the selected candidate.
Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This includes the booster vaccine. New employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions.
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