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Senior Associate Athletic Director, Internal Operations
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Jun. 12, 2019
Title Senior Associate Athletic Director, Internal Operations
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Athletics

Senior Associate Athletic Director, Internal Operations

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Senior Associate Athletic Director, Internal Operations opportunity within the Athletics department.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


Reporting to the VP/Director of Athletics, this position is broadly responsible for the internal operations for intercollegiate athletics, including assigned sports administration, the intramural program, event and championship management, ticket sales/operations, concessions, and the athletic facilities of the university. Strategic leadership and vision, modernization of operations and systems, and effective management of staff and programs are key areas of responsibility. This position is responsible for the financial and budget activities related to athletic facilities and intramural programming, including revenue generation related to facilities utilization. This position will supervise direct reports connected with all areas of responsibility including equipment, facilities and event management. This position will collaborate and work effectively with campus partners and coaching staff.


Facilities Management

Strategic oversight and management of all athletic facilities: Anderson Athletic & Recreation Complex, McCarthy Gym, South Field and North Field
Management of facility equipment repair, equipment replacement, capital projects and improvements, scheduling, building operation procedures, depreciation and maintenance.
Game Day Events

Manage and lead a team supporting all aspects of game day operations
Submit bids, plans and coordinates support services and execution of assigned league and NCAA post-season events
Performs and oversees duties such as enforcement of health, fire safety and other facility regulations, perform crowd control and ensure safety of fans and game personnel including teams, coaches and officials
Ensure compliance within game day events with all relevant institutional, conference and NCAA rules
Ticket Operations & Sales

Evaluate, build strategy and grow ticket sales for home events, including the execution of season ticket holder programing for football and men’s/women’s basketball programs
Oversee a team with responsibility for the execution of ticket sale operations on all game days
Facility Revenue Programs

Develop, manage and execute creative revenue programs related to athletic facilities, including establishment of budget goals and management of programs
Areas of focus include: Anderson and Recreation facility memberships, locker rentals, fitness classes, guest passes and rentals, and new revenue generation initiatives
Concessions/Intramurals/Team Equipment

Manage team responsible for facility concessions, both home athletics contests and rentals when applicable
Ensure quality offering for fall and spring intramural programs, supporting all students
Lead the equipment room and staff to provide quality customer service, event set-up and equipment goals for all 22-varsity sport teams
Sport Administration

Supervise coaches and the day-to-day management of assigned intercollegiate teams, which includes performance evaluation, monitoring eligibility and compliance with NCAA and conference rules, regular monitoring of the student-athlete experience, and effective relationship management with all appropriate internal and external stakeholders
Other duties as assigned by the VP/Director of Athletics

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
Seven years of athletic operations management experience
An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications

Athletic Operations Management experience at the collegiate level
Master’s degree
Knowledge of NCAA and conference rules
Physical Requirements

Strength and dexterity to lead and participate in specific sports activities and/or the ability to drive a motor vehicle. This position may require the strength to lift equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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