Primary Position Function/Summary: Promote and manage synergies in the program, by overseeing communications, content, and scheduling between the Head Varsity Coach, and assistant coaches, support staff, student-athletes and Division of Intercollegiate Athletics administration. Assist in the day to day operations and overall serve as the primary point of contact for all direct contact with the head coach of baseball and women’s swim.
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Major Duties and Responsibilities: Strategic Leadership Oversee the daily set up for practice or gameday. Assist in game planning and preparation with coaching staff. Manage statistics during gameday. Assist the Head Coach in strategic planning, compiling and analyzing data for gameday. Liaison with Coaching staff and administration. Monitor and analyze overall program budget, including proposed travel budget annually. Facilitate equipment, apparel orders and inventory with equipment staff. Authorized to make P-card purchases on behalf of the assigned sport. Coordinate travel arrangements for the team and staff. Assist with negotiating the terms for game contracts, including, but not limited to guarantees, locations and or/logistics
Communication Manage branding strategy for Illinois Athletics and, the head coach, by coordinating and developing a communication plan and schedule for the Head Coach. Serve as the strategic communication, media relations, donor relations. Analyze the effectiveness of external and internal communications and implement changes as needed. Create, implement and cultivate recruitment and outreach plans with key recruiting constituents. Create, send and document correspondence on behalf of the head coach, including managing print and social media communication. Coordinate official campus visits for recruits and their guardian/guest, while maintain the NCAA rules are followed. Design, coordinate, and organize activities as they relate to the alumni relations, community services and outreach efforts.
Administrative Collaborate on team building activities and team specific function. Create the Time Management Plan using Teamworks, while serving as a Teamworks team super user. Facility scheduling and preparation – coordination in scheduling facilities usage and preparation for practices and games. Event Management – coordination with Event Management staff for all game day operation’s needs. Marketing and Promotions – coordination with Marketing and Promotions staff to provide game/tournament logistical information. Formulation and organization of data analysis in a manner useful to strategic team improvement. Coordinate preseason and break housing. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Maintain knowledge of and compliance with specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules as they related to this position is required
Required: Bachelor’s degree in business, sports management, kinesiology, recreation or related field required
Preferred: Master’s degree in same areas as required
Required: Current or previous intercollegiate athletics employment experience required. Having working knowledge of computers and their functions required. Skills in listening, judgement and decision-making. Abilities in problem identification, reasoning, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems. Ability to independently Effective organizational experience.
Preferred: Experience with Division I intercollegiate athletics preferred. Experience managing sport travel and sport budgets preferred. Video experience preferred. Experience with Jump Forward and/or Teamwork’s platforms preferred.
Environmental Demand: Travel with the team may be required.
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has an opening for a Assistant Coach Sport Operations.
For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your (list required documents, such as resume, a cover letter, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references, etc.) by January 6, 2020. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.