The Athletic Operations Manager is responsible for most of the overall setups and breakdowns of events held in the Department of Athletics & Recreation managed facilities. The Athletic Operations Manager assists in coordinating logistics and planning special event preparation and site preparedness for all home athletic events and hosted internal and external events. He/she coordinates with several different on-campus departments to assist with these events. In addition, the Athletic Operations Manager assists in the coordination of student staff members and contracted staff members to execute events. This position works under a general level of supervision. The Athletic Operations Manager oversees event execution for three or four varsity programs each year.
Work Environment The Department of Athletics & Recreation reports directly to the Office of President. The Athletic Operations Manager reports directly to the Assistant AD for Facilities and Operations, and works in conjunction with the Department of Athletics & Recreation staff. Reporting to this position are 30-40 part-time employees. The Athletic Operations Manager assists with the maintenance and set-up of the athletic facilities and assists with concession sales.
All interested applicants must apply via American University's Human Resources website
Required Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree in Sports Management or Event Management, or a related field and experience that demonstrates the necessary skills is required, as well as a minimum of one year of related experience in event operations and management.
Deadline oriented, demonstrated time management, problem-solving, and customer service skills are essential to this position.
Ability to manage many projects at once and to delegate projects when necessary are vital to the success of this position.
Frequent evening and weekend hours may be required.
Preferred Education and Experience
Strong interpersonal skills are essential. Inventorying and cash handling experience preferred.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.