Assistant Director of Championships and Alliances, Fan Engagement
September 27, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Assistant Director of Championships and Alliances, Fan Engagement.
Provide management and supervision of the in-venue production for the DI Women’s Volleyball, DI Men’s Hockey, and DI Baseball championships. Additionally, this position will serve as a secondary contact for the DI men’s basketball prelim rounds and Reese’s Final Four Friday open practice day in conjunction with the Men’s Final Four (championship assignments are subject to change). This position is responsible for serving as a liaison to the institutions/conferences and local organizing committees that serve as hosts for the NCAA championships listed above. The individual will be actively engaged in the strategic future planning and development of NCAA championships. This position also serves as the secondary liaison with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment and other game presentation vendor relationships. This person will report directly to the Associate Director of Championships and Alliances-Ancillary Events with a dotted line to the Assistant Director of Championships and Alliances-Game Presentation who will provide leadership and direction for the game presentation team.
Management of all phases related to select championships’ in-venue presentation, including vendor agreements, day to day communication, implementation, monitoring, feedback, etc.
Serve as a secondary staff liaison with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE) for all 90 NCAA championships. Aid in the coordination and supervision of efficient management and distribution of public address announcer game scripts, run-of-show documents, game production templates and policies for all rounds of the NCAA’s championships with VWSE. Aid in the management of logistics and provide leadership to NCAA and VWSE staffs for effective communication with video board managers, game producers and host staffs regarding the expectations of NCAA championships. Aid in the development and coordination of all video board content creation and production of the championships with other NCAA and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment staff.
Coordinate all game day production logistics at select championships for pregame opening ceremony activities, halftime entertainment, national championship postgame awards presentations, special effects and other entertainment enhancements.
On-site management of assigned fan engagement/in-venue activities and event staff/volunteers at select championships and ancillary events.
Collaborate with colleagues to develop messaging for marketing, ticketing, social/digital, and public relations to communicate information about the NCAA and our championships to the fans. .
Collaborate with corporate relations staff to provide opportunities to NCAA Corporate Champions and Partners (CC/P) and optimize resources they have available. Work with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment to develop CC/P content when needed and implement in-venue sponsor activations on-site at championships.
Collaborate with various external partners such as broadcast partners, corporate partners and equipment providers to create a better, more impactful and enjoyable in-venue experience for both the student-athletes and fans.
Manage assigned budgets based on priorities and areas of emphasis.
Provide leadership through direct experience with NCAA championships or comparable national events (as measured by attendance, media coverage and exposure) to further the progressive development of NCAA championships.
Coordination with NCAA purchasing, risk management and general council departments to ensure national office standards are met for all contractual agreements.
Three to five years (professional/full-time) in sports/event production and/or marketing required.
Four to eight years (professional/full-time) in sports/event production preferred.
Personnel supervision experience preferred.
Strong organizational skills required.
Client service familiarity or experience.
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously required.
Program/project management experience required.
Excellent written and oral presentation skills required.
Experience negotiating and managing contract fulfillment required.
Experience working with consultants and/or external agencies required.
Special event coordination/production experience desired.
Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals.
Self-motivated, team player, dynamic and outgoing personality preferred.
Willingness to conduct medium to heavy travel, sometimes with short notice required.
Other duties as assigned
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The NCAA national office is the staff and the bricks-and-mortar office building in Indianapolis. The 500-plus employees at the national office provide advice and counsel to the governance and playing rules committees, interpret legislation, enforce NCAA bylaws, provide legal advice, run championships, administer education and youth programs and communicate with the NCAA membership and the public.