Assistant Director of Ritchie Center Events

Job description

The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the schools academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 30 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 18 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.

Position Summary
The Assistant Director of Ritchie Center Events serves as part of a team responsible for the successful operation of Ritchie Center Events and the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness. Responsibilities include: sales, preparing legal agreements and verifying insurance requirements, executing, monitoring, directing, delegating, controlling and managing NCAA Division I, University and commercial event coordination (to include all technical aspects of event set-up within the facility or on the playing fields) providing a quality customer experience, billing and settlement, and to maximize fiscal opportunities for the Division of Athletics and Recreation. This position is also responsible for: security, crowd control, communications, parking, visiting teams, official functions, and summer camps. The direct operational report for this position will be to the Director of Ritchie Center Events.

Essential Functions

  • Event planning and execution.
  • Sales.
  • Budget management.
  • Communication.
  • Creating and managing a consistent quality experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Leadership qualities.
  • Language skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Strong work ethic.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Proactive.
  • Flexibility.
  • Teamwork.
  • Computer proficiency with multiple systems.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 3 years of events work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree.
  • 5 years of events work experience.
  • First Aid; AED; CPR; Blood Borne Pathogen.
  • Certified Venue Professional.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on May 11, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $57,000 - $65,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493742
Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 5/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable