Assistant Director, Game Management, Facilities and Operations
University of Southern California (USC)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: REQ20108510
The University of Southern California (USC) is one of the worldâs leading private research universities. An anchor institution in Los Angeles and a global center for arts, technology, and international business, USC is also one of the largest private employers in the City of Los Angeles.Â The university is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work culture that respects the dignity of everyone, regardless of ability, ancestry, religion, race, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, medical condition, or veteran status to help us fulfill our mission: Developing individuals and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the âTrojan Family,â which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that makes the university a place where each personâs contribution is valued.
One of USCâs pillar achievements, the USC Department of Athletics is proud to support 9 intercollegiate menâs athletic teams and 13 intercollegiate womenâs teams across twelve venues. As a member of the Pac-12 conference, USC teams have won 134 team national championships, making the USC Trojans one of the most successful college athletic programs of all time. From football, baseball, and basketball to golf, diving, swimming, and tennis, to name a few areas of excellence, USC athletes compete at the highest levels.
USC Athletics is now looking to hire 3 new Assistant Directors, Game Management, Facilities and Operations. Reporting directly to Associate Athletic Director of Game Management, Facilities, and Operations, these positions will manage the comprehensive planning and execution of game day operations as the primary event manager of assigned sports and coordinate maintenance of the respective facilities. Excellent candidates will possess thorough knowledge and understanding of concepts, principles and practices of event and facility planning, including event design and facility maintenance, as well as experience with staffing and organization for events and in event and facilities scheduling. They will possess knowledge of event related audio/visual component, staffing requirements related to game/event management, strong supervisory skills, and the ability to hire, train, coordinate, schedule, promote and terminate subordinates. These employees will work efficiently in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a professional demeanor. They will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, professional tact, and the ability to interpret complex concepts a necessity. Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with Coaches, Staff and Administration, apply good judgement, discretion, and initiative in performing duties, prioritize assignments with conflicting deadlines, and collaborate with internal and external departments to USC Athletics required. This is a non-exempt (hourly) position that may require some overtime including evening and/or Sunday hours.
This position serves a diverse student and staff population, must demonstrate a commitment to improving outcomes for historically under-served populations, and is expected to contribute to the programâs diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. USC Athletics is committed to increasing diversity in its staff and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, genders, and sexual orientations.
Serving as primary Event Manager for assigned sports
Initiate preseason operations meetings
Develop operations manuals and materials
Schedule and supervise event staff
Coordinate audio/visual elements
Develop and implement game/event safety and security protocols
Establish communication with visiting teams, officials, game/event staff and broadcast personnel
Prepare purchase orders and budget proposals
Serve as Bid Manager for NCAA and conference championships
Serve as Facility Manager for assigned facilities
General knowledge of facility maintenance and building operations
Prepare work orders and purchase orders
Conduct regular facility walkthroughs with Facilities Planning and Management
Develop fiscal plan for preventative and/or capital projects
Manage preventative maintenance schedule
Promote an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum (2) years of experience in Game Management/Operations.
Knowledge and compliance of NCAA, Pac-12 Conference, MPSF and University policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Preferred qualifications and work history:
Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience.
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations.
All candidates must submit: (1) resume or curriculum vitae, (2) and cover letter addressing the candidateâs demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. All USC employees will undergo reference checking and background screening prior to hire.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.
We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at [email protected] Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.
USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.
Minimum Education: Bachelorâs degree; Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Experience: 1 years; Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of, and compliance with, NCAA, conference and university rules and regulations. Knowledge of event scheduling methods, facility use agreements and event planning process. Ability to make quick, rational decisions. Ability to work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation and cultural populations of community college students. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, demonstrating advanced writing skills. Demonstrable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Strong knowledge of standard safety practices using equipment and other requirements of workplace safety.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.