The University of Iowa Athletics Department seeks applications for Director of Operations-Softball. The University of Iowa is a NCAA Division I Power Five institution and a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Department of Athletics manages 24 varsity sports programs and operates under a “Win. Graduate. Do It Right.” philosophy. This position requires the ability to travel through the months of February-June and requires frequent work in the evenings, on weekends and holidays. Responsibilities including but are not limited to: oversee Iowa softball office operations; coordinate all aspects of team travel; oversee daily video editing and statistical needs; chart/track statistics during practice and games; serve as Teamworks super user; create and distribute schedules to staff and student-athletes; assist recruiting coordinator with on campus recruiting activities; assist with the management of camps and clinics; oversee team managers; inventory equipment and apparel; serve as primary contact for visiting teams; act as a liaison in areas specified by staff (i.e., event management, equipment, facilities, etc.); collaborate with staff and execute special events hosted by softball (e.g., alumni weekend); facilitate outside requests for staff and student-athletes; and other duties assigned by coaching staff. This position requires frequent travel, work in the evenings, on weekends and holidays, a valid U.S. driving license and the ability to meet The University of Iowa Fleet Safety Program driving standards.
Note to Applicant: Please ensure your resume/cover letter illustrates the experience you have that demonstrates the level of proficiency required for the qualifications listed below (basic and working). For a complete definition of the proficiency levels, please visit: http://hr.uiowa.edu/competencies/proficiency-levels. Three professional references will be requested now and at a later step in the recruitment process, additional references may be requested.
Bachelor Degree (or internal equivalent) or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Minimum of 1 year of related administrative experience in Athletics, organizing and managing complex functions
Working knowledge of and ability to:
Utilize basic office support software (word processing, email, presentation software and spreadsheets)
Communicate effectively (written and oral) as demonstrated by working constructively and collaboratively with individuals, such as vendors, travel agencies, event managers, customers/donors/fans and/or through clinician experience.
One to three years of experience in athletics operations or event management experience at the NCAA Division I Level is highly preferred
Working knowledge of the sport of softball, as demonstrated by softball playing, coaching in a formal competitive softball environment or softball operations experience is highly preferred.
Basic knowledge and ability to:
Utilize video analysis systems, such as DARTFISH and Right View Pro (please specify)
Utilize web and mobile team communication application, such as Teamworks (please specify)
Working knowledge and ability to
Organize and execute camps and or clinics
Maintain productive relationships with staff, students, prospects coaches and/or patrons.
Terms of Employment: This is a 100% time position with full University of Iowa benefits. Salary range is $42,000-$52,000.
Application Procedure: To apply for this position, visit our website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu and search for Requisition #71216. Only applications submitted at http://jobs.uiowa.edu will be considered. Screening will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Iowa is a Big Ten, nationally ranked research university with 30,000 students located in Iowa City. A vibrant community boasting excellent public schools, safe, comfortable neighborhoods, affordable housing, a highly educated population, and numerous cultural, recreational and sporting opportunities and events contribute to the Iowa City area frequently appearing high on the best-places-to-live listings. Go to “Why Iowa?” to learn more.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
The University of Iowa is a comprehensive public university committed to high-quality teaching, research, and service. Founded in 1847 in Iowa City, Iowa, as the state's first public institution of higher learning, the University enrolls more than 30,409 students and offers several top-ranking programs. Iowa fans enjoy Big Ten and NCAA Division I action for 22 Hawkeye varsity squads, including 12 women’s and 10 men’s teams.