Assistant Athletic Director

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Assistant Athletic Director

Humboldt State University

Closes: Friday, March 30, 2018

(Job #18-10) Administrator I, Assistant Athletic Director. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, benefited, 12-month pay plan, exempt position in the Intercollegiate Athletics Department. This position is an Administrator I in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). Under this plan, incumbents are subject to normal management reviews and serve at the pleasure of the University President. Additional information, including the extensive benefits package, can be found at

Position Overview: Under the general direction of the Athletic Director, the Assistant Athletic Director supervises all event management functions, including game-day activities and entertainment, visiting team/officials liaison, and event publicity. The Assistant Athletic Director also identifies and cultivates potential individual and corporate donors; oversees a variety of fundraising events and activities; manages season ticket sales and distribution. The incumbent serves as the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for gender equity in Athletics, and also serves as the advisor to the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).


  • Establish program-wide and sport-specific fundraising goals, plans, and implementation strategies.
  • Approve, coordinate and oversee a variety of sport-specific fundraising activities conducted by coaches and student-athletes.
  • Develop and implement appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and goals for prospects and donors.
  • Identify prospective individual and corporate donors, and cultivate and solicit prospects. Open and maintain effective channels of communication with all donors through correspondence and personal contact. Personally solicit top prospects and donors.
  • Identify and cultivate volunteers from local business and community groups for participating in annual fund campaigns and special events.
  • Train, coordinate and supervise coaching and professional staff, student interns and volunteers involved in annual fund campaigns and special events.
  • Coordinate all intercollegiate athletic fundraising with other facets of university-wide development program.
  • Develop, implement and oversee a comprehensive game operations plan for all sports, including game-day activities, entertainment and event management including oversight of security, ticketing and parking systems.
  • Act as “administrator in charge” for all home CCAA events and serve as a liaison with visiting teams and officials.
  • Prepare game announcements related to entertainment efforts or to recognize corporate partners.
  • Coordinate student-led or community-led entertainment efforts, including marching band, cheerleaders, anthem singers and dance team performances.
  • Develop and facilitate special offers for special seating sections and pregame social functions, including the tailgate area for football.
  • Collaborate with department staff to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive plan to market and promote intercollegiate athletics, with the two-fold purpose of increasing audience and program revenues.
  • Develop, implement and maintain the Corporate Partners program to market and promote HSU Athletics through a combination of print and electronic media advertising.
  • Collaborate with department staff to develop, implement and promote special events to enhance attendance and actively involve students, faculty, staff, alumni and community supporters in HSU Athletics.
  • Maintain the Humboldt Fog social media platform.
  • Coordinate and manage season ticket solicitations and follow-up ticket sales.
  • Serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator for gender equity in Athletics, responsible for Title IX Compliance matters related to gender equity in HSU athletics programs.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and at least two years of experience in event management and promotion, preferably in a university athletic setting. Demonstrated experience in public relations, marketing, and advertising.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent organizational ability and leadership skills.
  • Proven expertise in organizing complex events and programs.
  • Ability to motivate, train and mentor interns, student workers and volunteers.
  • Ability to serve as front line contact with a variety of campus and community individuals and groups.
  • Working knowledge of NCAA rules/regulations.
  • Ability to work closely as a team with the Athletic Director, coaches and other department administrative staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated experience with various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram) in a professional setting.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to use a broad range of technology, systems, and software, including fluency in Microsoft office programs, Excel & InDesign software.
  • Must possess, or be able to attain, a valid California Driver's License.

    Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials through Interfolio:

  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references
  • HSU Employment History Form ( (NOTE: This form replaces the HSU Employment Application form, which should no longer be used. Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved.

    The Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station and front office staff available for applicants requiring assistance.

    Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to [email protected] that includes the job number (18-10) and applicant's last name in the subject line of the message.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Human Resources
    Siemens Hall - Room 211
    Arcata, CA 95521-8299
    (707) 826-3626
    Fax: (707) 826-3625
    Email: [email protected]

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

    Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

    Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

    Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.





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