Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations (12539)

American University

Job Description


Washington, DC, US, 20016

American University


Directly responsible for management and operation of all facilities and day-to-day event operations of the Department of Athletics. Coordinates and supervises all staff involved in day-to-day operations and management and administration of facilities.

Essential Functions
  • Manage the scheduling and auxiliary operations for all Athletic Department facilities, including the Sports Center. Establish policies and procedures, oversee daily maintenance, supervise personnel, and perform cost analysis. Maximize facility usage and program enhancement
  • Provide guidance to Department staff in interpreting policies and procedures. Coordinate all scheduling operations, administration for all Department events, including practices and games
  • Manage operations of all athletic contests conducted at the University. Oversee ticket operations, equipment, event logistics and part-time or Work Study facility staff
  • Generate revenue through facility rentals. Conduct preliminary negotiations on contracts with external parties regarding use of the Sports Center and all varsity athletic fields and intramural facilities to obtain acceptable terms for both parties involved. Analyze event market trends and sports facility utilization
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate direct reports. Seek opportunities for staff professional development
Supervisory Responsibility
  • Coordinates and reviews the work of others.
  • Trains and mentors new and junior staff members
  • Responsible for staff performance management and compensation recommendations or decisions
  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring/ employment recommendations or decisions
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
  • Exempt
  • Full time
Salary Range
  • 4.1 Sr Coordinator/Sr Analyst B
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management or closely related field or equivalent education, training and experience
  • 2-4 Years in events planning, facilities operations , or related field
Preferred Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management or closely related field
  • 2-4 Years in athletics events planning and facilities operations
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • Thoroughness in Reviewing Work
  • Oral Communication
  • Standard Office Software
  • Written Communication
  • Team Leadership
  • Demonstrated experience planning and executing small to large scale events
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage competing priorities effectively
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to relate well to individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to understand and anticipate customer needs and adapt services accordingly. Flexibility and the willingness to seek creative solutions to customer challenges
  • Proficiency in and experience with budget monitoring and expense tracking
  • Ability to negotiate with outside vendors and other external third parties to achieve mutually beneficial agreements and generate revenue for the department
  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check
  • Whenever possible American University will seek to redeploy existing staff to fill this vacancy before hiring an external candidate
Other Duties
  • The worker normally performs their job both indoors and outdoors
  • The worker may be required to work evenings and/or weekends
  • Required to work evening and/or weekends as necessary to manage events or oversee facilities during peak periods

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