The Operations Assistant, Athletics provides support and managerial assistance in the implementation of various operational functions of the assigned athletic program. Specific areas of responsibility include coordination of team travel, responding to requests for visiting team accommodations, assisting with fund-raising events, assisting with on-campus recruiting events, splicing game film, coordinating film exchange, coordinating facilities scheduling, and performing game day non-coaching activities.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required.
Experience: At least two years of experience in responsible positions organizing and managing projects and/or activities is required. Experience in a university setting is preferred.
Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and computer literacy are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Experience playing or coaching a sport is preferred.
Other: The scope of the position frequently requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities and requires out-of-town travel.
Missouri State University was founded in Springfield in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. During its early years, the school's primary purpose was the preparation of teachers for the public school systems in southwest Missouri. The School's first name change came in 1919, when it became the Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, reflecting the institution's regional mission. By the mi...d-1940s, it had expanded beyond teacher education to include instructional programs in the liberal arts and the sciences; as a consequence, in 1945, the Missouri Legislature authorized an official name change to Southwest Missouri State College. In the ensuing decades, with the implementation of more programs at the undergraduate level and the development of a graduate education program, the College became an educationally diverse institution. Recognition of its further growth and development resulted in yet another name change in 1972, to that of Southwest Missouri State University. Finally, on March 17, 2005, the 100th anniversary of Founders' Day, Governor Matt Blunt signed Senate Bill 98, which included changing Southwest Missouri State University's name to Missouri State University. Today, Missouri State University is a multipurpose, metropolitan university providing a broad array of instructional, research, and service programs.