Req Id:  29832
Job Title:  Associate Athletic Director for Operations & Facilities
Job Description: 

Join Purdue University Fort Wayne:

We are currently seeking a full-time onsite Associate Director for Operations & Facilities in our Athletics department. This position serves as a liaison for all facility projects and manages intercollegiate events.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of budget and purchasing as it relates to Event Operations.
  • Management of intercollegiate events, with emphasis on customer experience, logistics, supervision/training/scheduling of support staff, game management, and event setup/breakdown.
  • Oversees maintenance, improvement and game day preparation.
  • Prioritize requests from coaches and administration regarding Athletic facility maintenance.
  • Oversee plans for athletic facilities maintenance and improvements.
  • Sport Administrator of teams as assigned.
  • Oversight of Media Services.
  • Responsible for practice scheduling, competition scheduling and all related use of facilities.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in athletic facility operations and 1 year of supervisory and coordinative experience.
  • Ability to move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Working knowledge and experience with athletics events and/or facility operation.
  • Ability to develop policies and procedures related to facilities operations.
  • Must possess time management, organizational, and communication skills, as well as be task-oriented.
  • Ability to read, understand, perform, and enforce all policies and procedures in accordance with state, federal, local, university, and department established guidelines.
  • Strong verbal communication, written communication, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-directed, innovative and a strong problem solver in setting priorities and meeting goals.
  • Ability to work scheduled hours including nights and weekends as needed to satisfy athletic facility needs for athletic contests and special/home events.
  • Ability to work in outdoor weather conditions.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree.


  • Free tuition through Purdue University Global.
  • Fee remission for a traditional Purdue degree for yourself, your spouse, and your child(ren).
  • Insurance starts on first day of employment.
  • Generous Paid Time Off – additional PTO in December.
  • Additional benefit information:


Additional Information:

  • Resumes and cover letters that contain portraits or personal information will not be reviewed by the hiring committee.
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
  • Purdue full-time students may not be considered for a full-time benefits-eligible position.
  • A background and misconduct check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contributions Immediately


Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posting Start Date:  1/10/24