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Athletics Professional- Event

University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs, CO

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The Athletic Proefssional for Events and Sports Info in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. 

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS)  is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs(pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

Event Management

Set up, tear down, and manage event for home UCCS sporting events.Recruit, hire, train and evaluate student workers for events.Work crowd control for home eventsSet up VIP areas for home events.Manage facilities schedule.Sports Information

  • Coordinate UCCS Athletics social media, including developing social media plan for UCCS Athletics and working with sport teams and monitoring individual sport social media channels.
  • Work with Sports Information Department on all creative materials and graphic arts materials as it relates to global marketing plans. Work with Marketing Managers on all marketing and promotions creative, including print advertisements, game day promotion flyers, game day programs, schedule cards and other pieces as assigned
  • Write, edit, and distribute news, press releases and statistical information through online and print medias, including local, regional, and national outlets (print and electronic).
  • Serve as part of the UCCS Athletic Administrative team and represent UCCS and conference, regional and national conventions.
  • Ensure, the UCCS Athletics website, is properly maintained and kept up to date.
  • Schedule staff, volunteers and students within the Sports Information department and game day operation.
  • Serve as director of Mountain Lion Athletic Events including media, statistics, game film, TV/radio broadcast, score table, etc. for all athletic events.

    Job Competencies:

  • Demonstrated skills in writing event previews, recaps, and feature stories.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large amounts of information with accuracy.
  • Demonstrated computer competency and proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), StatCrew statistical software, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Photoshop) and other campus databases.
  • Ability to take initiative in organizing programs, planning events, preparing materials, and interacting effectively with members of the athletic department and the campus community.
  • Demonstrated experience, knowledge and ability in supervising, advising, training, and evaluating of student employees, volunteers/interns.
  • Effective and professional communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to write and edit, preparing all documents efficiently.
  • Ability to multi-task, plan, organize and execute day-to-day operations; work under deadlines and maintain a detail-oriented and highly confidential approach to each task.
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate the flow of work daily.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $36,331 - $46,878

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.


    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado.

    Tentative Search Timeline:

    • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 6/28/2021.
    • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 7/12/2021.
    • The potential employee start date is 8/1/2021.
    The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Communications, Sport Management, Athletic Administration, Business, Marketing, or related field required. 
  • Previous experience in a similar role within an Athletic Department or in higher education preferred.
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Communications, Sport Management, Athletic Administration, Business, Marketing, or related field.
  • Physical Requirements

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit.  Employee is occasionally required to move. Tasks may involveusing a computer screen continuously for long periods of time, reaching, handling and fingering. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

    Job Category: Athletics
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Jun 14, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing
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