Under the guidance and direction of the Director of Championship Operations, the Championships Associate assists with the execution of national championships including but not limited to championship planning and logistics; internal and external championship communications, coordination with partners and sponsors, championship marketing and branding and event financials.
Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
•Execute all aspects of assigned championships planning and logistics.
oExecute needed host calls for each championship event.
oComplete needed preparation and logistics for assigned championships
oMaintain organization and communication to keep planning up-to-date.
•Coordinate and prepare Pre-Tournament/Championship Packets for select NJCAA Championships.
•Attend assigned NJCAA championship events.
•Maintain accurate championship calendar with deadlines and targeted project dates.
•Assist with evaluation of championship performance and post-event surveys
•Ensure accurate, timely coordination with external vendors and hosts/teams (i.e. Awards, Merchandise, Video Exchange, etc.)
•Assist with bid/site selection information and review for all championships.
•Order awards for all championships.
•Coordinate corporate sponsor and partner activation and involvement with championships
•Assist with signage orders and review all branding for championships
•Other Duties Assigned
Qualifications – Education, Experience, and Skills
Some professional experience in a field related to intercollegiate athletics is preferred.
Demonstrated customer service, organization, leadership, planning, and conflict management.
A good command of Microsoft Office.
The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to establish positive public relations and to interact effectively with staff, member colleges, athletic directors, and student-athletes.
The ability to establish and maintain collaborative, effective working relationships with team members, member colleges, athletic directors, student-athletes and the public.
Problem solving skills, judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in evaluating information.
The ability to write effectively and efficiently.
The ability to work as an individual and as part of a team.
Must be efficient and organized with a high level of attention to detail.
NJCAA Expectations of the Employee
To ensure an orderly environment and provide the best possible work environment, the NJCAA expects employees to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner during work hours and at any function at which the person represents the NJCAA. The NJCAA’s reputation is one of its most valuable assets. In addition, the employee is expected to follow the Employee Rules of Conduct that will protect the interests and safety of all employees as well as the NJCAA; to conduct themselves in an honest, honorable, courteous and appropriate manner at all times; to contribute to a positive working environment; to act as ambassadors of the NJCAA; and to display professionalism in representing the NJCAA.
Since 1938, the National Junior College Athletic Association or NJCAA has served as the nation’s premier governing body for two-year collegiate athletics, providing student-athletes opportunities to Prepare, Compete, Succeed, and Achieve in their academic and athletic disciplines. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year over 3,400 teams compete in 25 (and growing) different sports across multiple divisions in the NJCAA and the organization sponsors 47 national championship events and nine football bowl games.
The NJCAA hopes to attract ambitious upper class undergraduates and graduate students that are interested in a career in the NJCAA or intercollegiate athletics. Prospective interns will have the opportunity to apply in four separate categories in which they seek a future career: NJCAA Administration, NJCAA Marketing & Communications, and NJCAA Events & Championships
Fast Facts: Interns will work directly with employees of the national office and will be housed in the association's office in Charlotte, NC. Other information regarding the internship program: Int...ernships will be semester-long or year-long opportunities (Fall semester, spring semester, summer semester, full calendar year), interns may receive academic credit for their position with the NJCAA, while internships are unpaid, non-benefit positions.
The NJCAA has played a vital role in collegiate athletics for the past eight decades and continues to be the leader in championing academic and athletic opportunities for student-athletes. This section of the association's website is dedicated to celebrating the NJCAA's rich history and tradition as the national governing body of two-year college athletics.
It is the mission of the NJCAA to foster a national program of athletic participation in an environment that supports equitable opportunities consistent with the educational objectives of member colleges.
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