Kentucky Wesleyan College is a leader in liberal arts and professional education with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence. Currently serving approximately 700 students, Kentucky Wesleyan provides a challenging and supportive academic experience, a positive work environment, and a stimulating culture. Kentucky Wesleyan produces highly qualified graduates who become successful professionals in the career of their choice and valuable members of their communities.
Kentucky Wesleyan College seeks a full-time Director of Athletic Marketing and Operations to oversee game and event operations while working to generate revenue for the Athletic Department through corporate sponsorship, ticket sales, licensing, and other non-gift sources. The Director will work to increase event attendance and engagement through the development of marketing and promotional activities.
Responsibilities Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Organizing and overseeing all home athletic event operations, including the recruitment and scheduling of game management staff, proper care of game officials and visiting teams, and the safety and security of participants and fans.
Managing relationships with existing corporate sponsors and actively developing relationships with prospective sponsors to maximize revenue generation.
Ensuring the fulfillment of corporate sponsor benefits as specified by contract and managing the effective utilization of resources provided by “in-kind” sponsorships.
Organizing and executing season ticket campaigns.
Developing and executing strategies to increase attendance and engagement by fans and students at home events.
Maintaining a current knowledge of and ensuring compliance with game management protocols and best practices as well as institutional policies and procedures and conference rules and regulations.
Administering the licensing program for Athletics in conjunction with official licensing partner.
Qualifications Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and two or more years of relevant experience in a professional setting, preferably within college athletics. Outstanding relationship-building skills, strong organizational and communication skills, the ability to work independently and think critically, and attention to detail are required, as is the ability and willingness to work nights and weekends.
Benefits This full-time position has access to a full range of employee benefits, including health, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement plans; tuition plans; and a generous benefit time program.
To Apply Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to Cindy Sublett in Human Resources. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional information about Kentucky Wesleyan College, the Athletic Department, and the Owensboro community may be found at:
About Owensboro Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in Owensboro, Kentucky, a vibrant, beautiful, and safe city on the Ohio River. Owensboro offers a big-city feel with southern charm and is easily accessible from metropolitan locations such as Evansville, IN; Louisville, KY; Nashville, TN; and St. Louis, MO. With more than 20 annual celebrations, including the International Bar-B-Q Festival, Owensboro is known as Kentucky’s Festival City. Owensboro also has received several awards recognizing various positive aspects of the city, including the Top 100 Best Small Cities in the Nation (2015), the Best-Performing Cities (2016), and the All-American City Award (2013).
About Kentucky Wesleyan College
Kentucky Wesleyan College is a leader in liberal arts and professional education with a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence. Currently serving approximately 700 students, KWC provides a challenging and supportive academic experience in conjunction with a competitive and successful athletics program.
A United Methodist-related college founded in 1858, Wesleyan students can choose from 31 majors and 13 pre-professional programs. Faculty members mentor and encourage their students in a close-knit campus community. Classes have a 9-to-1 student-faculty ratio, and 88 percent of the faculty have a Ph.D. or terminal degree.
The Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers compete in NCAA Division II and are members of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Men’s teams include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, and track and field. Women compete in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Kentucky Wesleyan College is located in the hospitable city of Owensboro. Owensboro is small enough to promote a hometown atmosphere, yet large enough to support many amenities usually available in much lar...ger cities. With more than 20 annual celebrations, including the International Bar-B-Q Festival, Owensboro is known as Kentucky’s Festival City. It also has the distinction of being named one of the Top 50 Sports Towns in the United States by Sports Illustrated. Money Magazine recently ranked Owensboro as one of the best places to live in the small cities category.