The position of Deputy Director of Athletics for Business Affairs/Revenue Generation is a senior management role in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Reporting to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Deputy Director of Athletics is a key member of the overall function, well-being and growth of the Athletics department. With significant duties in on and off campus relations, long-term strategy and planning, and department administration, the Deputy Director of Athletics will work directly with the Director of Athletics and senior leadership to manage and execute the business activities of the Athletics department, as well as its priorities of student athlete welfare, success of the department’s 20 sports programs, facilities enhancements, and strengthening of the Wildcats brand. The Deputy Director of Athletics will also have athletic program oversight.
• Provide senior leadership in absence of Athletic Director, working directly with other members of Athletics Leadership Team to monitor the overall function, well-being and growth of the Athletics’ Department.
• Provide long term strategy for the department, including but not limited to: student athlete welfare, program success, revenue growth, expense control branding, capital projects and facility enhancements, contracts, marketing and fan engagement
• Participate in league and conference meetings in order to integrate league priorities, initiatives, and objectives with those of the Athletic department
• Responsibility for overseeing and executing third party agreements including but not limited to alternate “home” events, ticket systems, website hosts, media buying, rental agreements of Athletics venues (i.e., NHIAA, concert promoters), and concessions and merchandise agreements.
• Participation in crafting agreements with other campus entities such as UNH Innovation, Campus Recreation, Dining Services, Alumni Relations, etc.
• Oversight and execution of all revenue generating entities including in and out-bound ticket sales, licensing, media rights, concessions
• Implementation and supervision of all marketing and promotions
• Direct oversight of the departments multi media rights and integrating toward the best interests of Athletics and the University
• Liaison with university Communications and Public Affairs department
• Provides oversight and program management to assigned men’s and/or women’s sport program operations, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, supervision and evaluation of Head Coaches; oversight of team budgets; evaluation of student-athlete experience; resolution of coach/team conflicts. Directs and/or supports decisions aimed at the success of the programs while facilitating a positive learning environment for student-athletes and coaches through ongoing guidance and feedback.
• Oversees and executes all external contracts to include, but not limited to post- season and outside events such as NCAA Tournament, League Championships and ancillary events at non-UNH venues.
• Represents Athletic Department at alumni functions, social events, media interviews, University Advancement activities and department functions such as the Hall of Fame Inductions.
• Analyze, monitor and strategize fan engagement. Create tools to assess the quality of the experience and maintain quantifiable means to track.
• Collaborate with the Associate Athletic Director of Finance/Finance Manager to formulate accurate financial projections and forecast goals for department revenues and expenses.
• Direct oversight to supervisors in External Affairs, Media Relations, Box Office, and Wildcat Productions (television, internet, and radio)
• Maintain competency with NCAA rules, Title IX regulations, league protocols/rules with the intent to report any or all possible infractions.
• Be a mentor and advocate for growth to all athletics’ staff
• Through strong leadership, sustain the current culture of ethics, integrity, excellence both on and off the field, professionalism and esprit ‘de corps. Maintain the department core values of Pride, Tradition and Excellence with each decision made.
Acceptable Minimum Years of Experience • 7-10 years
Other Minimum Qualifications • 7 years of progressive administrative experience involving personnel management, fiscal management and public relations and success in executive marketing/ticketing strategies.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree preferred in Sport Management or closely related field.
• Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The UNH Diversity Resource Guide with information and programming available in the seacoast area, New Hampshire and the region can be found here: https://www.unh.edu/hr/diversity-resource-guide
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The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.