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Director of Operations, Men's Soccer

Stanford University

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Director of Operations, Men's Soccer
Athletics, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4121
Employee Status: Fixed-Term
Grade: H
Requisition ID: 92903

Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) is the premier intercollegiate athletics program in the country. We are the proud Home of Champions! We lead the nation with 128 NCAA championship titles, won the Women's Capital One Cup four of the last five years, and have brought home the Learfield Director's Cup for 25 straight years. We also support the university's physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Our dedicated staff embody a culture of excellence, embrace our mission of scholar-athleticism and exemplify a relentless championship spirit. Our actions and staff are guided by the core tenets of the DAPER culture, “The DAPER Way,” which are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead with Courage and Work Cohesively.

Are you ready to inspire champions? If yes, then this may be the right opportunity for you!

The Director of Operations, Men's Soccer reports to The Knowles Family Director of Men's Soccer and is primarily responsible for the direction and operational oversight of all Men's Soccer activities for Stanford University. The Director of Operations, Men's Soccer serves as the point person for all soccer operations. This is a renewable fixed-term position.

Your responsibilities include:
  • Team Travel: responsible for travel arrangements, including hotel, transportation, rental cars and preparation of itinerary
  • Team Operations: organize, plan, and manage team meals, team parties and meetings, extra events, player pass lists etc.
  • Budget management: process all invoices and other purchases in accounting system; assist with budget management
  • Recruiting: manage recruiting databases, produce recruiting materials, coordinate official and unofficial visits
  • Assist with logging of training sessions, methodologies, and presentations
  • Video management
  • Marketing and Fan Experience: serve as the primary liaison between the soccer programs and the marketing and fan experience staffs to increase fan attendance, improve fan experience and enhance the game day experience for student-athletes
  • Community Outreach: in conjunction with the community relations, marketing and development staffs, create opportunities for the local community, businesses, donors, students and soccer youth players to interact with student-athletes to increase engagement and interest
  • Special Events: coordinate team banquets, alumni gatherings etc.
  • Assist with camp promotion, registration, and direction
  • This position may be required to travel to away competitions as needed
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Background in intercollegiate athletics is highly desired
  • Demonstrated professional strengths in the areas of compliance and daily operations
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills; analytical problem solver who is well adjusted in dealing with complex business issues involving a diverse group student athletes, coaches, and administrators
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multi-task
  • Demonstrated strong verbal communication skills, and an ability to write professionally
  • Candidate should be well versed in all relevant new technologies, innovations, and applications.

DAPER's Integrity:

This position, along with all DAPER coaches and staff, is responsible for the integrity of Stanford's intercollegiate athletics program and for the reputation of Stanford University. This position is responsible for ensuring that his/her/their involvement with Athletics Department activities maintains the integrity of the University's reputation and does not negatively impact the relationship between the University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Additionally, this position must comply with University policies and procedures, NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations.

Why Stanford is for you:

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

* The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Change the world. And yourself.

Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.

We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. 

At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment.

Stanford Facts at a Glance

Opened 1891

Student Enrollment

  • Undergraduates: 6,980
  • Graduates: 8,897


  • 8,180 contiguous acres in six governmental jurisdictions
  • Nearly 700 major buildings
  • 97% of undergraduates live on campus


  • 5,300 externally sponsored projects
  • $1.33 billion total budget


  • 2,043 faculty members
  • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

Stanford University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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