Responsibilities: The Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Game Operations will be responsible for all marketing and promotions efforts for 17 NCAA Division I sport programs. This position will collaborate with coaches and staff, campus and community partners, vendors, and third parties to develop and execute marketing and promotional events. The position will assist the ticketing manager with coordination and promotion of individual and group ticket packages as well as promote student attendance at Athletic events. This position will oversee all game operations for home athletic contests, serve as the liaison with visiting teams, officials, and game day staff.
- Oversee all marketing and promotions efforts for the department - Oversee all game operations functions for approximately 100 home athletics contests annually, including conference championship events - Oversight of two to four sport programs (to be determined) - Oversight of graduate assistants in marketing and promotions and game operations - Serve as member of department’s administrative leadership team - Coordinate video board content with creative director and communications team at home football and basketball contests - Coordinate with the athletics communications team on other targeted messaging related to marketing and promotional events - Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration, communications, public relations, or a closely related field.
Two (2) years of professional experience working in marketing and/or game operations in an intercollegiate athletic department.
Progressive experience supervising staff.
Experience developing and implementing an athletics marketing plan.
Oversight of game management and experience coordinating with necessary parties (e.g. visiting teams, officials, conference office, game day staff).
Note: Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience.
Internal Number: 474
About Western Illinois University Athletics
THE DEPARTMENT: Intercollegiate Athletics is a NCAA Division I Institution and is a charter member of The Summit League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference (FCS). For more information visit: http://www.goleathernecks.com.
THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home ...to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus with offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.