Abilene Christian University, a NCAA Division I institution and member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), is seeking qualified applications for the position of External Operations Coordinator. Wildcats Athletics is a not for profit corporation which was organized in 1919 to foster the development of intercollegiate athletics in conjunction with the educational activities of Abilene Christian University. Wildcats Athletics operates the varsity intercollegiate programs (17 programs) of Abilene Christian University. With a total enrollment of over 5,700 students ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be in support of the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.
Position Summary: Performs assigned duties and projects in various areas of Marketing and Fan Experience including, but not limited to, assisting with game day operations and activities, developing marketing and promotional plans, assisting with community relations efforts and numerous office responsibilities. The position works closely with a team of administrators, professional staff, and undergraduate students. Marketing Assistant positions are normally 1-2-year commitments and currently receive a monthly $1,000 stipend ($12,000 total) and housing.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement marketing and fan experience plans for various sports, as assigned;
Assist with game-day activities including pre-game, post-game and in-game scripting and other related activities;
Manage the Rally Cats Experiences Program;
Coordinate National Anthem performers and fan entertainment for various sports;
Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate AD for Marketing and the Director of Marketing.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills;
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, and great attention to detail;
Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment;
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed;
Ability to maintain a valid state issued driver’s license.
Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management, Marketing, or related academic field;
Experience working in an intercollegiate athletic marketing or fan experience department;
Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator;
General knowledge of all WAC and NCAA guidelines related to marketing, fan experience and game management.
All applicants interested in the position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Quintin Payton, Associate AD for Marketing and Fan Engagement by email to [email protected]. Include your full name and position title in the Subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Abilene Christian University is a hub of rigorous academic excellence and devoted community. Through residential and online undergraduate and graduate programs, we equip students for lives of service leadership, empowering them through exceptional teaching that unlocks the power of their curiosity and prepares them to create the solutions that will address the opportunities of today and tomorrow.
Our purpose as a university is simple: We strive to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. This mission manifests in our exemplary teaching, meaningful research and service, each undergirded by ACU’s enduring core values and 21st-century vision.