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Assistant Athletic Director of External Relations and Fan Experience

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Position Title: Assistant Athletic Director of External Relations and Fan Experience

Department: Athletics

Advertised Pay: lower to mid $60,000's

Campus Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by June 11, 2024

Position Summary: The Assistant Athletic Director of External Relations and Fan Experience will lead the marketing strategy, the Washburn Athletics Partnership Program, and supervise event operations for the Washburn Athletic Department, emphasizing driving revenue through partnerships and carrying out high-level events and functions.

Essential Functions:
The Assistant Athletic Director of External Relations and Fan Experience is responsible for:
• Oversee, lead, mentor, and develop the external relations team to foster a collaborative and high-performing team environment. The external relations team includes a full-time assistant, videographer (upon availability), gameday interns, and graduate assistant, and directing:
• The Washburn Athletics Partnership Program and included revenue, fulfillment, sponsor reaches and the Washburn Athletics trade program,
• Programming for the department including Bods Buddies and the Washburn Athletics Internship Program,
• Event operations and serving as the point of contact for all vendors (radio, concessions, and apparel) for all home athletic events and special on-campus activities,
• All marketing, branding, and social initiatives for the department, and assist in ticketing efforts, group sales, and promotion of season ticketing.
• Perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree, with at least two years of experience in fan engagement, marketing, sales, administration, management, or a similar role in athletics.
• Demonstrated knowledge of MIAA and NCAA DII rules and regulations.
• Demonstrated effective organizational and management skills.
• Proven effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree with graduate-level experience in fan engagement, sports marketing, sales, administration, management, or a similar role in athletics.
• Knowledge of Adobe Suite, Daktornics video systems, and DV Sport.

Full-time, Exempt, Mon-Fri
Background check and driving history are required

Washburn University is committed to providing an environment for individuals to pursue educational and employment opportunities free from discrimination and/or harassment. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

Washburn University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants for employment. If you are an applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please email or call 785-670-1538 at least five (5) business days in advance of the date you need the requested accommodation.


 Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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