Serve as a member of our Executive leadership team that is committed to excellence and advancing the Division of Athletics' mission and strategic vision. Responsible for strategic direction, oversight, coordination, leadership, and active participation in the revenue generating and external functions of the Division.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Adhere to any and all applicable NCAA, Mid-American Conference and Eastern Michigan University policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures.
This position is responsible for the following functions: Multi-media rights, Corporate sponsorships, Ticketing (season, individual, premium, suite and group sales), Branding and licensing, Merchandising, Marketing and promotions, Media relations, Social media and online strategy, Radio and television integration
Supervise the staff members in these external areas while serving as a member of the Department's senior leadership team and the senior staff member regarding external operations.
Responsible for the direct oversight and management of assigned sport programs, including supervising and evaluating head coaches, monitoring budgets, developing competitive schedules, approving all team travel and expenses, overseeing marketing plans and overseeing student-athlete academic progress and welfare. In the management of the sport programs, this position will also collaborate with the development staff to build relationships with key donors and prospective donors for the teams.
Oversee the equipment staff and develop sound inventory controls and proper budget management.
Work collaboratively with Athletic Department staff, University External Affairs and the Office of the President to meet strategic goals.
Perform related duties as required.
A Bachelor's Degree is required; Master's or terminal degree desirable.
Minimum of five years' experience at an NCAA Division I institution or conference office with responsibilities for leading an external unit(s) with revenue generating expectations (e.g. marketing, ticketing, development, corporate sponsorship, etc.) and/or experience at an executive level that demonstrates the potential for successful leadership in intercollegiate athletics is required.
The ability to effectively and creatively manage complex issues and relationships; hire, supervise, lead and motivate staff, and develop, analyze and meet revenue targets is required.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, initiative, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
Must be prepared to lead while also contributing in a hands-on manner.
Must uphold the mission and values of EMU Athletics and adhere to NCAA, Mid-American Conference and EMU rules and policies.
Since its inception, Eastern Michigan, first as a Normal School, then as a College and finally as a University, has grown and developed to respond to the ever-changing needs of society. Over the years, EMU has educated thousands of sons and daughters of Michigan, the nation, and the world. The University currently serves 23,000 students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctora...l and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 200 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University?s Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. Eastern Michigan?s exceptional faculty, students and alumni include CEOs from major businesses; a National Student Teacher of the Year, National Teacher of the Year, numerous Fulbright Scholars and Milken Family Foundation National Educators award winners; and several Michigan Teachers of the Year.