The Director of Stadium and Game Operations manages all operational aspects of the activities that take place at the College Football National Championship stadium venue. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, the following: facility operations, game-day operations, game management, game officials, game pageantry and presentation, fan experience and guest services, parking, security, concessions, and accreditation.
Major Responsibilities: * Create, produce and implement a comprehensive operational plan for all events and activities taking place at the stadium venue and surrounding areas. *Coordinate with all relevant stadium personnel to ensure a seamless and first-class game day with an emphasis on superior customer service. *Manage a process among all appropriate security representatives to develop a security plan that is appropriate for this major, large-scale event. * Develop and implement an entertaining and engaging game presentation plan, including pregame, in-game and postgame activities that meet the expectations consistent with a major, large-scale event. *Coordinate an efficient postgame awards presentation ceremony on the playing field. * Coordinate an effective parking and transportation plan for the stadium venue and surrounding areas. *Plan and implement a major pregame fan experience activity at the stadium on game day. *Accommodate all approved special guest activations and corporate hospitality events at stadium venue. * Produce a Best Security Practices Manual, Game Day Guide, Quick Facts Guide, Game Officials Manual, Stadium Operations Manual, Security Bag Policy and other publications necessary to outline stadium activities for all constituents. *Manage all aspects of game management including highly effective communication with the participating teams, ESPN, planning partners, and all game management personnel. * Develop and implement all stadium venue credential zones for game day admittance and access. *Assist the Chief Operating Officer with game officials and chain crew management and logistics. *Serve on the CFP team that recruits and contracts with planning partners necessary for stadium and game-day operations. Draft the Request for Proposal and Scope of Work for such partners and monitor partners’ adherence. *Manage all planning partners that are involved in the game-day stadium operations, including, but not limited to, training, direct on-site supervision and creating budgets for approval by the CFP executive team. *Recruit, train, direct and manage a group of 12-20 volunteers who will assist with game management and stadium operations at each National Championship Game. * Assess the requirements for game and sideline equipment needed for the National Championship Game. Identify potential vendors and purchase such equipment, maintain it, ensure that it is in place for the game, and store it for use in subsequent years as necessary. * Ensure that the playing field and all game equipment complies with NCAA stipulations. *Facilitate the signage and décor presentation at the stadium venue. Manage contracts with vendors and installers of such décor, create budgets for approval by the executive team, and ensure that the vendors adhere to the budget(s). *Serve on the CFP team that recruits interns each year; train, manage and mentor the stadium- operations intern. *Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer.
Interested applicants, please submit a cover letter, resume and list of references as separate attachments in one email to the College Football Playoff at email@example.com, with subject line College Football Playoff Director of Stadium and Game, Operations: Last Name.
Bachelor's Degree required (Master’s preferred) with at least five years (seven preferred) of full-time experience in stadium, game and event management (with large scale sporting events). The person must have excellent oral and communication skills, and significant experience with Microsoft Office, TeamWorks, Smartsheet, and other technology applications. The director must have the ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others and have a high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential matters. Professionalism and problem-solving skills are also required. The person must be available for significant travel. Salary will be commensurate with experience and job requirements, and a benefits package will be offered. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The College Football Playoff is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience.
About College Football Playoff
he College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Saturday, December 28, 2019, at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 13, 2019, at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.