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Assistant Director of Event Management

Hiring Department

Intercollegiate Athletics

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Event Management, the Assistant Director of Event management will be responsible for:

Supporting and assisting in the operations of a high level men’s and women’s sports program, including assisting with the setup and break down of home competitions and external events;

Serving as the event manager for assigned men’s and women’s athletic events. This includes leading operation meetings with the necessary departments and maintaining pre-competition communication with the visiting team, conference office and game officials;

Assisting with managing larger outside events hosted by the athletics department, including but not limited to concerts, high school state champions, etc.;

Assisting with the hiring, training and general supervision of part time staff, student interns and volunteers;

Developing and maintaining visitor’s guides and assisting with hotel arrangements as necessary;

Coordinating with opposing teams for practice times and any other necessary pre and post competition logistic;

Maintaining current knowledge of SEC and NCAA rules and regulations related to game management;

Serving as the main parking contact for the department. This includes coordinating with parking and transportation on campus, coordinating with MUPD on CSO lot assignments, allocating internal parking needs, event parking logistics, hiring and training parking staff, main liaison for Clutch, home team parking assignments for away competitions, special event parking, and all operations regarding parking logistics within athletics; and

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Monday thru Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm; nights and weekends as required.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in related/relevant area or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in event management

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $50,367 - $79,354 per year. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Grade: GGS-9E

University Title: Senior Coordinator Athletic Operations

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Community Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.


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