The University of Cincinnati (UC) Department of Athletics seeks applications for an Assistant Director or Director, Marketing and Fan Experience (Program Coordinator) to deliver a world-class experience for our fans and manage a diverse range of marketing duties with a focus on generating revenue and increase attendance at athletics events. The position’s rank will be determined based on the final candidate’s experience. Reporting to the Associate AD/Marketing and Branding, this is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.
One of three schools nationally during the 2018-2019 season to appear in a bowl game, earn NCAA Tournament appearances in baseball, men’s basketball and women’s volleyball, and participate in the women’s basketball postseason, there has never been a better time to be a Cincinnati Bearcat. Following our third 11-win season in football program history, the 2019 season features four ESPN and ABC National games, including the kickoff of the college football season on Thursday, August 29th against UCLA in the recently renovated ($90 million) historic Nippert Stadium – “the gem of college football.” Fueled by nine consecutive men’s basketball NCAA Tournament appearances, season tickets in the newly renovated ($87 million) Fifth Third Arena, the finest on-campus facility in the country, sold out during the inaugural season.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as the primary and autonomous marketing contact for assigned sports, with a focus on revenue sports
Manage and implement all marketing and promotional plans for assigned sports
Assist in the marketing, promotion of football and men’s basketball, including gameday operations and game presentation
Support fan experience elements for football, men’s basketball, and other sports as needed, including but limited to tailgating, open houses, spring games, pep rallies, etc.
Create strategies, build relationships, and implement fan experiences to positively differentiate live home events from watching on television, in turn enhancing fan engagement and increasing attendance at assigned sports, specifically through student, youth, family and community outreach efforts
Develop and implement creative, innovative and impactful ideas for fueling the intensity of interest in Bearcats athletics
Manage the student capstone and internship programs (Bearcats Marketing Association)
Serve as the liaison to campus and student organizations and develop creative and innovative strategies for deepening student engagement with athletics, utilizing resources such as the Ruckus Rewards app and Ruckus social media accounts
Participate in revenue generating initiatives, including but not limited to student season ticket sales
Support the day-to-day operations of the marketing department
Other duties as assigned
We are looking for individuals who display the following traits:
Professional, results-oriented self-starter with a creative but data-driven mindset who can work independently and take the initiative to solve problems
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills with a track record of cross-departmental collaboration and working well in groups
Foresight to anticipate and/or respond effectively to changing trends and circumstances; embrace change and welcome fresh perspectives; learn from past mistakes and adjust accordingly
Utilize excellent organizational skills, work ethic and detail-oriented approach to work efficiently on short deadlines and prioritize multiple responsibilities
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
Strong integrity and character who shares a commitment to maintain compliance of all NCAA, American Athletic Conference, University and department rules and regulations
Bachelor's degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate's degree with three (3) years’ experience; -OR- five (5) years’ experience. Experience must be in program coordination.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
Experience with Daktronics products or similar video board and game presentation technology
Interested candidates must apply online at jobs.uc.edu (Req Id 38124). Online applications must include a curriculum vitae, and cover letter explaining your credentials and the contributions you have made towards diversity and inclusion.
The Cincinnati Bearcats compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics as a member of the American Athletic Conference. UC fields 19 varsity teams with over 500 student-athletes supported by almost 200 full-time staff on the award-winning UC campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bearcats have won six national championships and 83 conference championships during its proud history. Numerous luminaries and Olympians have worn UC's red and black through the years including hall of fame legends Sandy Koufax, Oscar Robertson and Jack Twyman. UC student-athletes averaged a 3.312 GPA in the fall of 2018 with 73 percent of our student-athletes earning spots on the honor roll.
The Department of Athletics is committed to comprehensive excellence in the pursuit of creating positive academic, athletic and social experiences for our student-athletes. We strive for victory and will represent our university with pride. Guided by the principles of integrity, respect, determination and excellence, we stand as one team, together in all we do. For more information on UC Athletics, visit www.GoBEARCATS.com.
This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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About University of Cincinnati
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.