Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions in competition and in the classroom. We exist to enrich the lives of students to positively impact our community and world for generations to come. Operating with the four core values of growth mindset, committed service, humility and grit, the Huskies choose to lead by example. With over 650 student-athletes competing throughout UW's 22 sports programs, the department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to a leading-edge student-athlete experience, and offering student-athletes the ability to compete for NCAA, IRA, and Pac-12 championships while working toward a degree from one of the world's leading public research universities.
The Assistant Director of Marketing / Game Presentation and Fan Experience is responsible for the game day production for University of Washington athletics events and has an emphasis on providing unique and memorable experiences for fans in attendance at UW events and creating a home field advantage for student-athletes.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
In coordination with the Assistant Athletics Director of Marketing and Fan Experience, develop and implement entertainment elements for UW home games and select team events. Develop programming to include videoboard content, pyrotechnics and special effects, on-field/court recognitions, halftime shows, sponsor activations, in-game promotions, fan contests, and other entertainment elements. Plan and execute game scripts for assigned sports (Men’s and Women’s Basketball) which includes communicating the game information and performance cues for Band, Cheer and Dance, Mascots, UWTV crew, PA Announcer, DJ, Stage Managers and Audio team. Book national anthem performers, halftime acts, and serve as point person for special recognitions such as senior day and team reunions.
Oversee student internship program, as well as the Game Day Assistants. Lead the hiring, training, and daily management of Fan Experience interns, scheduling weekly office hours and game shifts as needed, and supervision of their assigned sports. Plan career development initiatives such as informational sessions with full-time department staff.
Collaborate with Marketing Outreach team to fulfill all Integrated Marketing and Communications marquee initiatives, Purple and Gold Experiences, Pups and Parents, etc. Assist in the execution of Marketing Outreach initiatives such as Dawg Pack Tailgates, Camper Reunion, Teacher Appreciation, etc. Assist in the execution of Marketing Outreach revenue generation initiatives on game day such as upgrades, experiences, mascot appearances, and miscellaneous items not listed.
Collaborate with creative staff to ensure videoboard and in-game elements are visually and thematically consistent with departmental and campaign brand standards.
Collaborate and meet regularly with Husky Sports Properties on creating unique corporate partnership opportunities that add value for fans in attendance.
Compliance with the rules and regulations of the University, the NCAA, the Pac-12 Conference, the State of Washington and any other governing body is of paramount importance to the University. The overall responsibility of this position is for the successful operation of the program in full compliance with all such rules and regulations. As a condition of employment, the Employee shall be required to participate in rules education programs offered by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.
Bachelor’s degree required in marketing, communications, public relations or a related field. Minimum of two years of combined professional experience in marketing, promotions, or events. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Photoshop. Highly motivated, creative, self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills. A strong leader and mentor, especially to college students. Must be able to work a flexible schedule; evenings and weekends are required.
FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND TO APPLY, please visit the UW Hires employment website at www.washington.edu/jobs and apply to Req #171568.
Internal Number: 171568
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