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Assistant Athletic Director of Operations

Texas Southern University
Houston, TX

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Athletics
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Hours of Work:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

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Official TSU Title:

Assistant Athletic Director of Operations

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, this position provides broad professional level support and is responsible to act as a direct liaison between numerous constituent groups associated with the administration of the Athletic Department. This position supervises selected sport programs, which may include football operations, and special projects as assigned by the Athletic Director. This position serves on the Senior Staff and may represent the Athletic Director in their absence.

Essential Duties Summary:

  • The position is responsible for all intercollegiate athletic operations including but not limited to: event and game set up and logistics (for athletic and outside events), supervision of part-time assistant and student staff, communication with game officials and all university users/service providers, order necessary equipment and supplies and manage the game and event operations budget.

  • Researches, studies and analyzes Athletic Department operations including matters related to game guarantees and game day contracts and travel and lodging contracts. Prepares detailed and comprehensive reports of findings, provides recommendations, and implements procedural or policy changes for sponsorship contractual obligations.

  • Plans, programs, and executes initiatives and special projects directed by the Athletic Director. Ensures that all special projects are actively moving forward by monitoring assigned personnel and programs, integration with various campus organizations, and customer service initiatives.

  • The Assistant Athletic Director of Operations will provide management support including the development and maintenance of individual sports budget and fostering collegial working relationships with university administration and student services departments. This is not an exhaustive listing of the duties and responsibilities for this position.

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Hiring Range:

$63,840.00 - $79,801.00


Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in an appropriate discipline from an accredited four-year college or university.

Required Licensing/Certification:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Must abide by and comply in all respects with the constitution, bylaws, rules, regulations, advisory opinions, and interpretations, as amended (collectively “Rules and Regulations”) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) and the Rules and Regulations of the SWAC relating to the conduct and administration of University’s Intercollegiate Athletics Department.
  • In the event employee becomes aware, or has reasonable cause to believe, that a violation of NCAA or Conference Rules and Regulation or University policies and procedures may have taken place, shall promptly report such violations or suspected violations to the Athletic Director.
Skill in:
  • Requires expert written and oral communication skills.
Ability to:
  • Must have the ability to use personal computers and Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Access.
  • Travel moderately as required.

Work Experience:

  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience in managing people and operations. Business Management focus preferred.
  • Requires experience in NCAA rules and regulations, understanding of Title IX and Gender Equity issues. Responsibilities: Oversight of various Olympic Sports, facilities operations, game-day management, event planning and other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics.
  • Requires ability to facilitate interactions and planning with senior-level national and local staff and administrators.
  • Regular contact with constituent groups including students, general public, visitors, TSU University personnel, and senior level administrators across the country to explain, clarify or interpret information. May handle confidential information and some complex matters.

Working/Environmental Conditions:

  • Work is performed within a routine office environment with no exposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions.
  • Physical demands are usually limited to sitting or standing in one location much of the time.
  • Some stooping, lifting or carrying objects of light weight may be required.
  • Some local travel between the main campus and the Texas Medical Center may be required.

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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