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Sr Associate Athletic Director, External Operations

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Associate Athletic Director, External Operations

Working Title
Sr Associate Athletic Director, External Operations

150010-Athletic Director

Pay Rate
Commensurate with experience



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a full-time benefits-eligible position. Benefits include competitive salary; health, dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, long-term disability; 3 weeks paid vacation per year; 3 weeks of accrued sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays; retirement; and generous education assistance for an employee, spouse and dependent children taking classes at UCM .

A completed UCM online application for employment, cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references with contact information required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A review will begin immediately and continue until filled.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status, and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Professional hours including evenings/weekends for events.

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The Associate Athletic Director, External Operations will report directly to the Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics and will be responsible for providing leadership to and aligning all the external units of UCM Athletics including but not limited to: communications, marketing, and promotions, development, creative content, social media, ticket operations, ticket sales, and sponsorship. This position will develop and executing strategies to ensure collaboration and coordination among these units to drive growth, strengthen brand presence, enhance the fan experience, and improve the student-athlete experience. As a member of the athletics executive leadership team, the Associate Athletic Director will represent UCM Athletics within the UCM campus, local community, and to existing and new partners, and have sport supervision duties, as determined by the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics.

Education & Formal Training

Other Education & Formal Training

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or public relations or related field required.

Master’s degree in marketing, communications, or public relations or related field preferred.

Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Desktop Publishing, Other - Adobe Creative Suite preferred.


Three (3) years of experience in intercollegiate or professional athletics external operations or related field required.

Two (2) years in sales or solicitation experience in development, sponsorships, ticket sales, or related field preferred.

Two (2) years of experience in event management preferred.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:
Criminal History check, Driver's license

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Management and/or administration skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.

General knowledge and understanding of intercollegiate athletic environment.

Creative skills including precise writing, editing, and proofreading.

Ability to work collegially and professionally with student-athletes, coaches, administrators, corporate partners, and the community at large.

Ability to secure corporate partnerships to facilitate intercollegiate athletics programming.

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to extreme temperatures

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
Travel required, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions

Other Special Working Conditions

Irregular work hours – Requires some evenings and weekends.

Ability to travel to athletic events, alumni events, etc.

Ability to Keyboard
No keyboarding test required.

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * International students on an F1or J1 Visa are not eligible for this position due to Visa regulations. Are you a UCM student on an F1 or J1 Visa?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. References


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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