Associate Athletics Director, Marketing | DePaul University

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Chicago, Illinois, DePaul University Job Identification: 352 Locations: , , , , Job Schedule: Full time Job Category: Sports & Recreation Diversity and Inclusion Statement Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported. General Summary In accordance with the mission of the Department of Athletics, the position serves as Associate Athletics Director, Marketing. Chiefly responsible for game day and special event marketing operations and DePaul University student engagement within the guidelines of the NCAA, the BIG EAST Conference, and DePaul University. The position manages the development and execution of marketing plans and gameday presentations for Women’s Basketball and all Olympic sports. Further, this role will be responsible for achieving attendance and ticket revenue goals through promoting events to the student body, developing an engaging student fan experience at home competitions and supporting the annual development and implementation of integrated marketing plan for the Athletics program. Responsibilities & Duties Develop and execute creative and effective promotions and game-day fan experiences for DePaul Athletics Women’s Basketball and Olympic Sports. Support attendance and ticket sales campaigns to meet defined revenue goals. Oversee the development and execution of an annual DePaul University student marketing campaign that communicates the benefits of the student athletic fee and increases student attendance at home competitions. Achieve student attendance goals for each sport by managing student communications, the event schedule (via DeHUB), and attendance rewards. Manage student transportation service to/from Wintrust Arena for basketball games and special events and support ridership campaigns to meet defined goals. Collaborate strategically with the Office of Student Involvement, Student Government Association, and New Student and Family Engagement on events to maximize engagement and attendance. Serve as staff advisor for and manage the activities of the Blue Crew student spirit organization. Encourage membership registration and participation, manage selection process and activities of the board, provide supervision of activity planning and implementation, and manage organization budget. Responsible for tracking consumer and market insights by reviewing metrics and conducting consumer research among the various fan groups that attend collegiate athletic events to provide innovative fan experiences that exceed consumer expectations. Knowledge of and adherence to all NCAA rules, policies, and procedures. Attend and participate in monthly NCAA rules compliance education meetings. Performs other duties as assigned. Education & Experience Bachelor’s Degree 5-10 years related experience, preferably at the NCAA Division I level. Possess a working knowledge of NCAA and University rules and regulations as they apply to intercollegiate athletics. Preferred Requirements Master’s or other advanced degree Managerial Responsibilities Hire, train, schedule and directly supervise approximately 15-20 student staff, graduate assistants, and part-time employees. Coordinate and manage the game operations and staffing required to host competitions on the Lincoln Park campus. This includes public address announcer, video board operations, sponsor fulfillment, game scripts, and fan experience elements. Financial Responsibilities Responsible for following specific budgetary guidelines for the Student Experience (Blue Crew) budget. Physical Requirements Must be able to lift marketing materials weighing up to 15 pounds. Game days may require standing or walking for up to 5 hours. Other Skills & Abilities Required Working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with the latest trends, technologies, and methodologies in marketing, communications, and content creation as they apply to intercollegiate athletics. Working knowledge of current graphic design software. Dedication to serving the department, the University and the student-athletes with the highest level of leadership, initiative and integrity. Demonstrated experience in working in a diverse urban and/or intercollegiate athletics environment. Additional Information For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter. Position requires working evening and weekend hours during school year Salary & Benefits Package: DePaul offers a comprehensive package including competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain the best talent in order to further the University’s mission. For more information, please visit the following pages: Full-Time Benefits Part-Time Benefits Required Background Check: Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check. Required COVID-19 Vaccination: Employment at DePaul University is contingent upon receiving all recommended doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or having a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. To request a religious or medical exemption, please email Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect: Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages: Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act Title IX Contact Information Federal Title IX policy requires that all colleges and universities make known the contact information for the person responsible for coordinating its efforts to comply with Title IX responsibilities. The Title IX Office is on the Lincoln Park campus on the 3rd floor of the Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue. The Title IX Office can be reached at 312-362-8970 or DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. PI153239976