The Assistant to the Athletic Director will serve as the primary event operations manager for varsity and alumni relations/donor events, a department scheduler, and coordinator of student programming efforts including serving as an advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The Assistant to the Athletic Director will coordinate operations and event management for varsity events including serving as tournament director for conference and NCAA post-season events hosted by UChicago and alumni relations events (e.g. Hall of Fame ceremony, Friends of Maroon Athletics events, sport alumni reunions). This position will be a scheduler for the department tracking varsity events and recreational needs of sport clubs and intramurals. The Assistant will organize student-athlete wellness programming and serve as an advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong communication skills, the ability to multi-task and a commitment to fully engaging and embracing an educational and inclusive environment. The Assistant to the AD reports to the Director of Athletics and Recreation and will work with all Assistant and Associate Athletic Directors in their respective areas of oversight. This position is intended to provide a full breadth of experiences and responsibilities within the athletic department to allow for transition and advancement into more senior level positions
Manage logistics for event operations of varsity teams and varsity-related events (alumni relations events)
Provide game management oversight with event-day onsite responsibilities
Serve as the scheduler for athletic and recreational events
Coordinate student programming related to wellness and well-being
Serve as an advisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Provide leadership and on-site coordination as designated tournament director for conference and NCAA hosted events
Compile data/information for projects assigned by athletic director
Work with Associate and Assistant Athletic Directors with some of their responsibilities
Perform other duties as assigned
Must demonstrate strong communication skills, the ability to multi-task and a commitment to fully engaging and embracing an educational and inclusive environment
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master’s degree in related field preferred.
Experience working in athletics in a scholastic setting required
Experience working in college athletics
Experience with game management responsibilities and/or event management/operations preferred
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Highly organized with ability to prioritize and multi-task
Understanding of the collegiate athletic environment within a rigorous academic setting
Commitment to enriching the lives of student-athletes and enhancing their experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
Internal Number: JR01950
About University of Chicago
At the University of Chicago, the philosophy of the intercollegiate athletic program directly supports the College's commitment to excellence.
Intercollegiate athletics are considered a component of a liberal education, complementary to its central academic mission. A diverse, challenging athletic program supplements the rigorous academic curriculum. The lessons learned through athletic endeavors represent an invaluable part of the nonacademic aspects of a balanced education.
The primary focus of the intercollegiate athletic program is the student athlete.
The goal is a positive educational experience. Participation in the intercollegiate athletic program should enhance an individual's personal, educational, and social development. Achieving this goal is based on a commitment to excellence.
The Department maintains an environment that supports the student athletes' commitment to achieving their full potential. The arena in which this occurs is the competitive environment. The preparation for, and participation in, intercollegiate athletic competition creates a focal point for learning and provides valuable feedback on the progress of development.