Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
About the University
Founded in 1836, Emory University, a top-ranked private institution recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the world's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful campus in Atlanta, Georgia. As a leading research university, and one of only 65 universities in the Association of American Universities (AAU), Emory’s passion, purpose, and resolve help sustain and improve global communities through individual actions and collective impact.
Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: its scholars and experts generate $689.1 million in research funding annually while also maintaining a traditional emphasis on teaching. The university is enriched by collaboration among its schools, centers, and partners as well as by the legacy and energy of Atlanta. Emory’s community continues to imagine and realize the university’s mission: to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. At the heart of Emory's impact is a distinct purpose: to think beyond oneself. Emory is a community of impact, where the greater good is balanced with individual interest. The excellence and dedication of Emory’s faculty are why students from around the world come to Emory, where they embark on a rigorous and inclusive educational journey that transforms them into tomorrow’s leaders. Emory’s leadership in academia is broad and deep, ranging from medical breakthroughs and innovative drug therapies born in its labs to breaking new ground in the humanities and social sciences. At Emory students discover a culture of open and civil discourse, develop the confidence to confront difficult questions, work closely with academic experts, and connect with a set of peers as diverse as the world around them.
Behind Emory’s fundamental commitment to providing a rigorous liberal arts education within one of the nation’s top research universities is a belief in the ardent pursuit of knowledge and its transformative power. In the classroom, in the lab, at a patient’s bedside, or helping a remote community half a world away, Emory is about impact.
About Campus Life
Emory Campus Life (ECL), a community recognized internationally for advancing education into action and delivering world-class programs and services, promotes a healthy and sustainable environment where students live what they learn and learn what they live for self and society. ECL catalyzes a distinctive, caring, inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, polycultural, and socially just community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and visitors who imagine and lead positive transformation in the world. ECL’s mission is to cultivate a welcoming and dynamic community committed to developing skills necessary for lifelong success and positive transformation in the world. With the belief that human development involves ensuring that all community members have the support and motivation to manage their challenges and opportunities, ECL’s duty is to provide a high standard of care for students, community members, colleagues, and themselves. This is achieved by leading with integrity and transparency, and by engaging the Emory community, embracing differences, acting generously and humbly, and pursuing only excellence. This endless pursuit gives all Emory community members the ability to embrace their passions and unleash their potential!
About Varsity Athletics
Emory University is a member of NCAA Division III and the University Athletic Association (UAA) (www.uaasports.info). The University Athletic Association is the premier conference in Division III when it comes to both academic and athletic excellence. The Conference is comprised of Top 40 National Research Universities, thus seeking excellence in athletics while maintaining a perspective which holds the student-athlete and the academic mission of the institutions as the center of focus.
With an impressive history of achievement, the intercollegiate athletics program is the epitome of excellence in Division III. Emory is just one of 10 schools in the nation to place in the top 10 in the NACDA Directors' Cup for best all-around athletics program (5th in 2018-19) and among the top 25 annual of best national universities (21st). Emory University has a broad-based intercollegiate athletic program with over 400 student-athletes comprising the school's 19 varsity sports. The athletics program at Emory University has a strong tradition of success having won a total of 27 Division III national championships and since 1987 through the end of the 2018-19 academic year, Emory has captured 206 UAA team championships. A further testament to the academic excellence demonstrated by Emory student athletes is the fact that the university has been awarded 117 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships over the school's history, with 100 awarded since 2000 second only to Stanford for the highest total by any NCAA member.
The Deputy Athletic Director for External Operations reports directly to the Director of Athletics and will be responsible for broad supervision with the department's external units: athletic communications, marketing and promotions, fan engagement, and facilities operations. This position will develop and execute strategies to ensure collaboration and alignment amongst these areas to unify and strengthen the Emory Athletics and Recreation identity, presence, and message. A member of the Athletics and Recreation Leadership Team, the Deputy Athletic Director will establish a strategic plan to enhance the Emory Athletics and Recreation identity and increase opportunities for engagement among many external constituencies. This position, in conjunction with the Assistant Athletic Director for Events and Marketing, oversees the development, implementation, and execution of a comprehensive strategic marketing and promotions plan for home athletic events targeting a variety of diverse audiences including current students, alumni, faculty, staff, administration, friends of Emory, and the local community. This position will also oversee a select portfolio of varsity programs. Responsibilities for the Position
• Oversee and direct external units and functions including communications, marketing and promotions, fan engagement, and facility operations. •Supervise assigned varsity sport programs. •Plan, administer, conduct, and evaluate all activities associated with the department's external operations with a goal of operational excellence. • Direct the development and implementation of sustainable marketing programs to educate and inform target audiences. • In conjunction with the Associate Directors for Facilities, plan, supervise, and evaluate construction and capital improvement projects as necessary, ensuring the fitness needs of the entire campus community. •Serve as a department liaison to applicable campus partners, including public affairs and communications, marketing, licensing, and trademark, etc. •Support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that reinforces the university’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse staff and student body. •Work intentionally and collaboratively with fellow Campus Life members, as well as other senior administrators, to support the overall goals and objectives of Campus Life and the University. •Serve as a member of the Athletics and Recreation Leadership Team. •Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Minimum Qualifications for the Position
Minimum 5+ years of previous experience in external affairs in college and/or professional sports.
Preferred Qualifications for the Position
Minimum 8+ years of previous experience in external affairs in college and/or professional sports
Demonstrated successful marketing and promotion experience in athletics.
A working knowledge of hosting NCAA championships and/or other major sports events.
Strong communication skills with successful experience in management and supervision of full-time staff.
Proven experience and success in finding innovative and creative opportunities to engage multiple institutional and community constituencies.
Ability to work with students, coaches, and administrators in a broad range of situations.
Organized, detail-oriented, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
Forward thinking with the ability to develop and execute new ideas.
Emory University, recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts colleges, graduate and professional schools, and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, is located on a beautiful, leafy campus in Atlanta, Georgia's historic Druid Hills suburb.Emory maintains an uncommon balance for an institution of its standing: our scholars and experts generate more than $521 million in research funding annually, while also maintaining a traditional emphasis on teaching. The university is enriched by the legacy and energy of Atlanta, and by collaboration among its schools, centers and partners.