DIRECTOR OF VOLLEYBALL OPERATIONS

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
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Posted on March 9, 2020
Req #: 177656
Department: ATHLETICS
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 03/09/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

Washington Athletics aims to inspire champions on the field and in the classroom. 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 (ICA) 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 Director of Operations will manage the daily operations of the University’s NCAA.

Division I Volleyball and Beach Volleyball programs.

Manage the volleyball budgets, annually building off of a zero-based budget, for submission to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for volleyball. Develop budget forecasting and annual reports. Monitor and approve expenditures.

Oversee the hiring, supervising, evaluating, and corrective action for one part time program assistant and a minimum of two part time student employees.

Oversee logistical interactions with student-athletes including official and unofficial recruiting visits and admissions procedures. In collaboration with the ICA Compliance Office, counsel prospects and their parents, incoming athletes, and current athletes, on initial and continuing eligibility regulations. Work closely with compliance staff to ensure all UW Volleyball actions are compliant and complete all required seasonal forms for team practices and competitions.

In coordination with ICA Compliance, develop and manage a comprehensive recruiting program for the volleyball programs. Assist coaching staff to ensure recruiting practices remain innovative and elite.

Plan and direct special events including the team banquets and community service programs. Develop and manage alumni and donor relations for both programs in coordination with ICA Development staff.  Organize annual alumni events, track alumni career developments, and form strong relationships with former players. Serve as liaison to the Tyee Club to facilitate donor events; thank donors for gifts in a timely fashion; form genuine relationships.

In collaboration with the ICA Travel Manager, coordinate travel arrangements including negotiating contracts with hotels, food vendors, transportation arrangements, etc. Oversee support staff in completing additional travel responsibilities. Propose travel options and itineraries to coaches for approval; confirm travel arrangements for flights, hotels, ground transportation, and meals. Serve as on-site coordinator during team travel.

Responsible for managing the pre-season schedule and game contracts. Assist in the coordination of home competitions and post season events for the both programs. Serve as the tournament director, visiting team and day of game liaison, marketing and promotions liaison, and supervisor of volleyball support staff.

Oversee scheduling of facilities throughout the season for practice, competitions, and clinics, in compliance with NCAA practice and play policies. Create comprehensive team schedules for all program activities and distribute to applicable parties.

Oversee coordination of video operations, statistics, computer and technical support for both programs. Select, train, and support the Video Coordinator in producing scout film and All-American videos.

In collaboration with ICA Academic Services, monitor academic progress. Provide coaches with academic-related logistic help, such as generating class schedules to determine available times for team activities, and assisting with the nomination process for regional and national academic awards.

Set up occasional team meals and provide proper paperwork to business office. Meet annually with ICA nutritionist to develop strong team nutritional programs.

Oversee social media efforts to promote selected priorities; provide live score updates during matches.

Other duties as assigned.

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.

REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of work experience in college/professional athletics or related experience. 
  • Must be proficient in computer skills including MS Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint. 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills; demonstrated experience in coordinating office management and professional quality writing skills.
  • Will require work during evenings and weekends as needed.

    DESIRED: 
  • Master’s Degree preferred. 
  • Video production and graphic design capabilities desired.

    Application Process:
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