Director of Athletic Operations

Posting Date 
Concordia University
Portland, OR
Job Type
Full Time - Experienced
Salary Range
Preferred Education
Master's degree

Job Description
University Mission:  Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Department Mission:  The mission of all Athletics Department administrative and support staff personnel is to serve student-athletes and coaches and assist them in the development of quality athletic programs that enhance the development of leadership and character.  The culture which is associated with those programs should be one of trust and integrity that promotes the dignity of work and encourages growth and learning, while emphasizing rules compliance and institutional control.

Director of Athletic Operations Position Summary
Concordia University - Portland seeks an experienced operations and marketing professional to join the Cavalier team as Director of Athletic Operations. The Director of Athletic Operations provides leadership to the department in the areas of event management and marketing. Success for this role includes perpetuating the department's reputation for hosting high quality events with an engaged fan base. 

The Director of Operations must be able to lead a large staff of student workers and collaborate with campus leaders to achieve department goals. Detail-attentive, dependable, organized, customer-service-minded, and self-motivated all describe a successful leader in this role.

The Director will promote a culture of institutional compliance and academic integrity. He/she will work to maximize use of facilities and resources and coordinate efforts within the Department to assure effective and efficient energy is directed to managing and promoting 15 varsity sports. The Director’s primary responsibility will be event management, facility management, student worker management and marketing and promotions.

At all times, serve as a positive role model who embraces and exemplifies the mission of the University and goals of the Athletics Department with a high level of integrity.
At all times, support and advocate for the NCAA DII initiative of Community Engagement and the philosophy of ‘Life in the Balance’, including its six key attributes:  Learning, Service, Passion, Sportsmanship, Resourcefulness and Balance.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Master’s degree. 
3-5 years of game management and/or marketing experience
Preference Concordia University is a private, Christian university.  Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based on religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Ability to communicate with a positive, credible and professional manner; verbally, in person, on the phone, in writing and as a public speaker.
Ability to motivate, organize and lead multiple groups of student workers to reach department goals.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage/prioritize multiple or competing responsibilities on a regular basis.
Ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with external vendors.
Able to mentor and motivate coaches and student-athletes for excellence as opportunities arise.
Adept using all Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint.  Able to effective use administrative software, network drive and web mail.
Able to use graphic design software including Adobe Creative Suite.
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license throughout employment.
Ability to effectively collaborate and problem solve with other professionals in the Department of Athletics and other University Departments.

Employer Information
Concordia is a private, Christian, Liberal Arts University open to students of any faith. Nestled in the Pacific Northwest, Concordia University is committed to the dual purpose of preparing students for life and for a living. 

Concordia provides a challenging, yet supportive learning environment where spirited intellectual inquiry strengthens our commitment to justice, compassion and moral integrity. We respect diversity, and integrate faith into every aspect of learning, service and life.
Transformational Leadership, Preparation of Leaders, NCAA Div II GNAC, Christian University, Open to Students of Any Faith, 17:1 Student/Professor Ratio, and Portland, Oregon

Application Instructions

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