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Associate Athletic Director for Operations - Athletics - RECRUITMENT PAUSED

Requisition ID:  10174
Job Summary


*UPDATED, APRIL 1, 2020*:  All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified.  At this time, we are still accepting applications, however, review of candidates will not begin until the pause is lifted.


The Associate Athletic Director (AD) for Operations is a member of the senior athletics administration within the Department of Athletics and will serve as a liaison for all new facility projects including construction, upgrades, and renovations.  Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:


  • Management of intercollegiate events, with emphasis on customer experience, logistics, scheduling, supervision/training of support staff, game management, and event setup/breakdown
  • Oversight of budget and purchasing as it relates to Event Operations
  • Development and implementation of revenue generating activities relative to facility use
  • Management of capital improvements, maintenance, and athletics projects
  • Sport Administrator of at least two sports
  • Oversight of scheduling facilities
  • Oversight of the technological needs of the facilities including operation and maintenance of scoreboards, shot clocks, and videoboards
  • Ticket sales and strategy for growth
  • All aspects of media services
  • Functions of marketing and fan engagement as it relates to game day experience
  • Plan and coordinate all phases/staff of intercollegiate event operations and facilities to support all teams intercollegiate sports
  • Oversees the coordination and supervision of the Athletics maintenance to include total maintenance, improvement and game day preparation for the following areas: Basketball Arena, Baseball and Softball Fields, Soccer Facility, Indoor Track Facility and all other Athletic Facilities
Additional Responsibilities:


  • Oversees all  the development of annual written plan for the athletic facility maintenance as well as need for new equipment; estimates materials, time and labor costs for routine maintenance
  • Assists in the preparation and administration of the annual budget; prepares annual reports as needed
  • Meets with vendors; works with University Purchasing, directs purchasing for facility maintenance products and equipment; searches for competitive prices on quality products to minimize costs and expenditures
  • Serves as department’s liaison with Physical Plant and outside contractors to secure and transmit information concerning cost, timing, and completion of facility related projects; prepares and maintains records of work performed and completed
  • Serves as the direct supervisor to the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations and work together to hire, train, and provide supervision for student event staff
  • Prepares settlement of events by providing information and determining fiscal accuracy
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Four to five years experience in athletic facility operations, which include at least one year of supervisory and coordinative experience OR any equivalent combination of experience training and/or education
  • General knowledge of League and NCAA policies and regulations as they pertain to athletics operations, event management, and activities
  • Working knowledge and experience with athletics events and/or facility operation experience
  • Ability to develop policies and procedures related to facilities operations
  • Must possess time management, organizational, and communication skills, as well as be task-oriented
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to read, understand, perform, and enforce all safety policies and procedures in accordance with state, federal, local, university, and department established guidelines
  • Ability to read and interpret plans diagrams, construction documents and specifications
  • Skill in verbal and written communication; 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
  • Ability to move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds


  • Master's degree


Additional Information:


  • The start date for this position will be July 1, 2020
  • For highest consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment for this position
  • FLSA:  Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime Pay)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contributions Immediately
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks to develop and nurture its diversity.  Purdue Fort Wayne is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect.  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.

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