The position of Assistant Athletics Director for Facilities and Grounds is responsible for coordinating the administration, management, and direction of all games and events hosted by the athletics department. Most institutions require this position to report to the athletics director and work directly with coaches and support staff.
Duties will often include: Assistance with team travel for football; official tailgate set-up; home game set-up and game management for all sports; vendor product contact for ordering; post-game meal set-up and prep for all sports; video display board contact; set-up for fund raising events such as golf tourneys; athletic event set-up; home football game pre-game hospitality tent set-up; scoreboard maintenance; facility upkeep, maintenance and coordination with campus facility; Police contact on game day for all events; coordinate, meet, escort and pay all officials for all sports at all home events; coordinate with campus parking for football and men’s basketball home events; lead contact with band and pep band for football and men’s basketball; primary athletic contact for campus maintenance departments, campus bookstore liaison; university facilities and concessions for football and basketball; Attend all new facility meeting and keep administration updated; Direct supervision of game day event staff (ushers/ticket takers).
Qualifications. Bachelor’s degree required. At least two years of Division I intercollegiate athletics facility operations or experience preferred. The position requires some knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Also, the position requires excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with coaches, staff, and the general public in a positive manner. As with most administration positions in athletics, an ability to work nights and weekends is required.
Salary Ranges. The introductory position is in the $35,000 range while the top can exceed $100,000.