Assistant Athletic Director – Marketing and Community Relations
The University of Montana Department of Intercollegiate Athletics invites applicants for the position of Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Community Relations. The Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Community Relations will serve as a member of the external operations team and work to advance the strategic plan for Grizzly Athletics. This position will report directly to the Associate Athletic Director for External Operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and lead full-time, part-time and intern team members in the development and implementation of individual sport marketing plans designed to increase attendance, drive ticket sales revenue and improve overall game presentation.
Develop a comprehensive media plan integrating traditional and nontraditional media.
Collaborate with the ticket office to effectively utilize marketing resources to reach ticket sales revenue goals in all areas and develop a master calendar of ticketing, including ticket design/functionality, ticketing website development, season ticket holder renewal process, student on-sale promotions, rules/regulations/procedures, and customer facing aspects of ticketing.
Develop a comprehensive plan and calendar to effectively communicate (emails, letters, phone blasts, fan guides, other written communication) with season ticket holders for all sports.
Partner with other Athletic department and non-Athletic department units to effectively market Grizzly Sports and communicate with key stakeholder including, but not limited to, Athletics Ticketing, Licensing, Communications, Grizzly Scholarship Association, "M" Club, UMAA, ASUM, and University Relations.
Collaborate with Grizzly Sports Properties to help facilitate incremental corporate sales while also "protecting" the integrity of the unique Grizzly collegiate brand.
Oversee the game-day sponsor fulfillment: game-day promotion, on-court/field promotions, game-day messaging of sponsorships, and promotions (PA, video boards, event marketing staff, etc.).
Oversee the New Media unit of Grizzly Sports.
Oversee the operation and maintenance of athletic homepage: gogriz.com.
Collaborate with Grizzly Academic Advising to promote and document all student-athlete community service aspects of Grizzly Athletics.
Monitor and fill all donation requests on behalf of Grizzly Athletics.
Develop and implement the annual marketing budget.
Perform other related duties as assigned by Athletic Director and Associate Athletics Director for External Operations.
Athletic Department employees and those University employees outside the Athletic Department with NCAA rules compliance responsibilities are subject at all times to NCAA Bylaws 10.1 and 11.1 regarding ethical conduct and the responsibility to positively contribute to a campus culture of NCAA rules compliance. Failure to conduct oneself as such will result in disciplinary or corrective action up to and including immediate discharge.
Required Job Qualifications
Seven (7) years of relevant experience in college athletics/marketing
Effective communications skills (written and oral)
Ability to establish and maintain relationships with a diverse group of constituents
Must be able to work under deadlines
Knowledge of internet and communication technologies
Demonstrated record of possessing a high degree of integrity and commitment to men and women’s athletics and to the values of inclusivity and diversity
Ability to demonstrate good judgment and respond quickly and professionally under pressure and in a very open and public environment
Master’s or advanced degree
Experience in a Division I college athletic program
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin Monday April 8, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.
Letter of Interest – please also address the stated required skills for the position
Detailed resume listing education and describing work experience
Names and contact information for three (3) professional references
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment
In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).