| The Deputy Director of Athletics is chief operating officer (COO) responsible for the day-to-day supervision, coordination, execution, and evaluation of operations for Oklahoma State University Department of Athletics (OSUDA). This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics and serves as second in command of the OSUDA. |
Responsibilities: Serves in a leadership role as the COO providing management, supervision and leadership to OSUDA staff on a day-to-day basis and supervises the external, internal, facility and financial operations for the OSUDA.
As COO serves as a member of the Director of Athletics' senior staff as second in command of the OSUDA, attends regular meetings with OSU’s Sr Women's Admin, FAR, Compliance and Director of Athletics; assists the Director of Athletics in developing an efficient organizational structure; works with OSU executive leadership to ensure that OSUDA is operating consistently with the goals and purposes of the university, including working closely with the President’s office to assure adherence to Big 12 and NCAA rules, policies and procedures and the Provost’s office to monitor OSUDA student-athletes’ academic progress and cooperate in efforts to help them be successful academically; and acts as an official representative of OSUDA at OSU, Big 12 Conference and national organizations as requested by the Director of Athletics.
Oversees external functions of OSUDA, including: (1) revenue generation from all sources-fundraising, ticket/suite sales, multimedia contracts, merchandise sales, etc.; (2) coordination with OSUDA sports information; (3) strategic relationships for multimedia rights, apparel partnerships, merchandising, and other key external relationships; (4) coordination with OSU Foundation regarding fundraising activities with donors and OSU Alumni Association to establish programs and activities for the mutual benefit of OSUDA and OSUAA; and (5) liaison, in conjunction with other OSU representatives, with city councilors on matters that impact OSUDA.
Oversees internal functions of OSUDA, including: (1) responsibility for regular communication with the coaching staff, acting as a liaison between the coaching staff and department heads in the areas related to scheduling, procurement and problem-solving; (2) evaluating programs at the end of every season; (3) team travel arrangements for intercollegiate teams in collaboration with appropriate departmental managers; (4) management of staff related to student-athlete welfare including strength and conditioning, athletic training, team physician and nutrition; and (5) event/game management.
Oversees financial and facility areas, including: (1) development of the annual budget; (2) financial performance of OSUDA; (3) salary adjustments of OSUDA employees; (4) creation, modification and execution of a master facility plan; (5) coordination with outside firms and OSU Long Range Facilities Planning staff on facilities projects; and (6) bids/budgets and approval process for facilities projects.
Serves as contact for coaches and student-athletes regarding current and future needs of all varsity programs; directs oversight of specific sports as assigned by AD, including coach evaluations, schedule development, game contracts, etc.; assists in handling disciplinary problems with student-athletes as requested; handles special projects as initiated by the Director of Athletics; regularly attends athletic events; and performs other related duties as required or assigned.