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Manager of Athletic Event Operations


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Event Management (11276891)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position manages activities of at-home athletic events for assigned University sports. The incumbent plans, organizes, and coordinates support groups within the Athletic Department, the University, and external groups for event management; participates in short term and long range strategic planning; develops and manages budgets for event management, and  implements policies, goals and operating procedures.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Recruits, employs, trains, supervises, conducts performance evaluations of staff, and participates in employee problem resolution.
  • Participates in long-range planning meetings with regard to upcoming events and provides direction for these activities.
  • Prepares and maintains administrative documentation with respect to events in sports facilities, to include preparation of post-game reports.
  • Establishes and implements short and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.
  • Monitors and evaluates operational effectiveness required for improvement.
  • Develops and manages annual budgets for event management and conducts cost and productivity analysis.
  • Coordinates and makes recommendations in the bidding processes and contractual services for athletic facility upgrades and maintenance needs.
  • Coordinates and prepares for special athletic events hosted by the athletic department, to include conferences championships, NCAA and SEC events, NIT events, and home events.
  • Prepares and distributes event/tournament manuals to participants and relevant event management staff.
  • Acts as the University’s liaison with UM coaches, visiting coaches, officials, NCAA and SEC Conference office to assess and meet home event needs.
  • Provides oversight necessary to monitor compliance with all NCAA, SEC Conference, and Athletic Department policies and regulations associated with hosting a home athletic event.
  • Ensures effective adherence to the applicable national, state, university crowd control/safety/access codes and policies.
  • Serves as the designated director for athletic events hosted by the University’s Athletic Department.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions


These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.


  1. Coordinates and oversees activities for at-home athletic events for assigned sports.
  2. Participates in short-term and long-range planning.
  3. Develops and manages annual budgets for event management and conducts cost and productivity analysis.
  4. Establishes and implements policies, organizational goals, objectives, and operating procedures.

Minimum Education/Experience

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.




Experience: Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.


Salary/Wage Information

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi