The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is accepting applications for the position of Associate Director, Event Operations. This is a full-time, career position with a targeted salary range of $48,000.00 - $57,000.00/year with full health benefits and inclusion in the UC Retirement Plan. Under the supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director, Event Operations, the Associate Director, Event Operations coordinates the planning and execution of high quality athletic events for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics 25 nationally recognized intercollegiate varsity sport programs. This position will serve as the main point of contact for game operations and event management of all assigned athletics competitions. In fulfilling these duties, this position is responsible for effectively collaborating amongst multiple units both internal and external to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Major functions of this role include: game/event planning, development, execution and review; communication with a wide range of constituents; elite customer service delivery amongst a wide range of constituents; management and leadership of part-time staff; maintenance of existing best practices and development and implementation of new best practices as necessary; maintenance and implementation of measures put in place to maintain a safe and secure environment for all constituents. Given the stature and nature of the sports involved, and in interest of protecting and enhancing the University and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics brand, this position will be held to the highest degree of excellence in terms of game/event operations, management, and presentation. Spectator and participant safety, and compliance with NCAA, Pac-12 Conference, MPSF, and University rules and regulations are fundamental elements of each event.
Expressions of interest must be received by October 27th, 2021. All applicants must submit their cover letter, resume and references via the following website link: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81988
*Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check performed by Universal Background Screening and UCLA Athletics. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and Intercollegiate Athletics has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its coaches and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.
All applicants should demonstrate the following abilities: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required; Master’s Degree preferred; Minimum four (4) years of working in an event management role is preferred; Working knowledge of NCAA and ability to learn and adhere to Pac-12 Conference game management policies and procedures for all sports; detailed knowledge of rules, customs and traditions for intercollegiate athletic competitions; Detailed knowledge of rules, customs and traditions for intercollegiate athletic competitions; Ability to develop work product in a consistent manner and with high regard to detail, and ability to embrace and thrive in a constantly changing environment full of interruptions; Working knowledge of safety codes, emergency procedures, and risk management as applied to athletic competitions and public assemblies; Detailed knowledge of arenas, stadiums, and other venues and thorough knowledge of various building systems related to athletic competitions; thorough knowledge of all staffing positions required to operate a game/event; Skill in preparing and motivating personnel to efficiently accomplish a desired performance; Ability to recognize and correct deficient event operations in a rapid and organized manner; Ability to meet short-term and long term deadlines on many concurrent assignments while achieving the desired result in all cases
Ability to train and evaluate staff to perform according to set policy and procedure; Working knowledge of various event related audio/video components; Ability to communicate at a high level in various forms including, but not limited to, written and verbally; Working knowledge of various computer software (office systems, data base and reports, graphics); Ability to learn and adhere to all University of California, University of California, Los Angeles, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics policies and procedures.
UCLA Athletics embraces the mantra of "Champions Made Here", not just on the competitive field but in the classroom and in the community. UCLA's broad-based nationally competitive intercollegiate athletics program for men and women was the first in the nation to win 100 NCAA Championships. UCLA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.