Performs a variety of tasks and functions to assist with carrying out day-to-day and event management operations for all athletic programs, non-intercollegiate athletic events, and a variety of other events, and a variety of other events with an emphasis on the basketball arena.
Lead conversion manager for the LJVM Coliseum to include set-up and tear down from events with experience in basketball court conversions and concert staging. Accountable for planning and executing 100+ events annually. Events may include concerts, conventions, performances, trade shows, athletic events, corporate, and other special events. Provides in event operations support for events not limited to, athletic contests, concerts, trade shows, conventions and other special events. Assists with conversions of events held in Bridger Field House, David F. Couch Ballpark, McCreary Tower and other athletic facilities as needed. Negotiates contracts and agreements with event organizers, vendors, hosts, managers, and others under the consultation of the Assistant Athletic Director of External Events and Facility Operations Develops and updates documents, policies, and procedures as it relates to building operations and conversions. Hires and organizes employees necessary to prepare facilities for the constant fluctuation of events. Assists with the parking operations as it relates to events held at LJVM Coliseum and BB&T Field. Serves in a support role for preparations and game management of all home football games, men’s basketball games, women’s basketball games, and other intercollegiate athletic events. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with clients, tenants, Athletic Department members, entertainment industry, city officials, community, and civic organizations to encourage continual and regular use of the basketball arena. Assists with tracking and managing the Declaration of Restrictive Covenants and Conditions pertaining to the basketball arena. Evaluates facility practices and recommends improvements to better serve clients and the facility, and improve the efficiency and safety of event management. Coordinates facility maintenance with athletic turf and facilities department to ensure competitive condition. Assists with capital projects as assigned by the Assistant Athletic Director of External Events and Facility Operations. Assists in the game management for postseason NCAA or ACC events. Accountable for designated event and department budgets which may include handling of cash and charge cards. Assists in the implementation of customer service section of the Athletic Department’s Strategic Plan. Reports any potential ACC and NCAA rules violations to the Director. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Assistant AD of External Events and Facility Operations.
Bachelor’s degree plus two years of related experience, an equivalent combination of education and experience; or five years of work experience in a directly related capacity. Previous experience working within an intercollegiate athletic program and a multipurpose facility in the event management area preferred. Medium work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 20 pounds frequently, and/or 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions; subject to extreme heat and cold; subject to hazards and atmospheric conditions; subject to oils; exposed to infectious diseases.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Experience driving fork lifts, scissor lifts and other heavy-duty machinery.
Ability to work evenings, weekend hours and holidays as needed.
Ability to coordinate and organize a workforce of up to 40 people.
Working knowledge of AutoCAD software.
Previous experience working with Labor Unions is desired but not required.
Ability to communicate with various constituents, general public, students, coaches, and administrators.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong work ethic.
Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
Exceptional knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal management.
Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources.
Proficiency in the use of computer/social media for technical and communications applicants.
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
Exceptional planning, organizational, time management and critical thinking skills.
Project management and leadership skills.
Ability to meet requirements of the University's automobile insurance policy.
General knowledge of ACC and NCAA policies and regulations as they pertain to tournament operations, management, and activities.
Assists with providing instruction, direction, and problem-solving assistance to event management staff.
Additional Job Description
This position will close on November 13, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Internal Number: r0002185
About Wake Forest University
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C., with over 8,000 students from 48 states and 46 countries. We are a vibrant and diverse academic community where our students study in one or more of the 42 majors and program we offer within our six colleges and schools.In September 2017, U.S. News ranked Wake Forest #27 in the country in their “Best Colleges” listings. From the same report, we were also ranked #12 in “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching” and #23 in “Best Value”.
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