The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director, Marketing and Game Presentation, UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics [R0120628]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION UNLV Football’s move into a brand new $2.1 billion NFL stadium, the recent hiring of new football and men’s basketball coaches, and a storied men’s basketball program set this marketing position apart from any in the country.
The Director of Marketing and Game Presentation’s primary duty is oversight over football and basketball game production. Planning and directing football and basketball games to create high energy environments and memorable fan experiences are at the forefront of this position’s role. Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world--a place that does excellent things differently. As such, innovation, creativity, and community connection are the driving factors for success in this role. This position exists to lead game presentation for football and men’s basketball, which includes preparing scripts, coordinating game day elements, directing gameday ops/production staff, creating innovative and engaging in-game activations and entertainment, and strategically using games as an opportunity to market programs and initiatives. Additionally, this position is responsible for increasing the overall visibility, attendance, and ticket sales of assigned sports.
The Director of Marketing and Game Presentation’s efforts will also support two of UNLV Athletics’ top 5 priorities—Develop and implement the best fan experience in the country, and provide value to the University, Las Vegas Community, and the State of Nevada.
With a small marketing staff in one of the country’s most competitive markets, this position is also charged with developing a strong, structured internship program in order to effectively execute department initiatives and game day activities. In addition to creating an internship program to help execute department initiatives and activations, this position will be responsible for creating a student internship program that promotes educational and professional development opportunities for interns. This position should have a basic knowledge of NCAA rules as it pertains to assigned job duties and the scope of employment. In addition, this position will be responsible for obtaining proper guidance or approval from Athletics Compliance, prior to participating in select activities, as defined by NCAA bylaws or institutional policies.
QUALIFICATIONS This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and two (2) years of related professional experience.
In addition, candidates should possess the following:
• Ability to produce a live sporting event with a focus on creating an engaging and high energy atmosphere for fans and a competitive environment for respective sports teams. • Experience executing and directing game scripts and production • Must be highly organized with the ability to develop, administer, and execute detailed game day plans • Ability to maintain a professional attitude in high pressure situations • Creative and innovative thinker and problem solver • Knowledge of social media best practices • Must be able to meet multiple deadlines while multitasking and be able to work independently with and without supervision and also be able to collaborate and work effectively with a diverse group of departments within the organization, student-athletes, coaches, staff, and visitors to campus • Must possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal with issues, which at times may be sensitive in nature or occur in a hostile or political environment. Must also be able to keep confidentiality • Must have the ability to comply with university policies and procedures • Specific knowledge and expertise in collegiate sports and new media, in addition to knowledge of the workings of a collegiate athletics department. • Excellent verbal and written communications skills needed • Ability to work a non-traditional schedule, including nights, weekends, and at time holidays • Experience with Photoshop/video software preferred
SALARY RANGE Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
APPLICATION DETAILS Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin immediately and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted earliest. Materials should be addressed to the Search Committee Chair - Karl Feak, Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Fan Engagement and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EEO/AA STATEMENT UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.