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Director, Women's Gymnastics and Women's Soccer Operations

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Director, Women's Gymnastics and Women's Soccer Operations
Department Administration and Athletics (1402)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona seeks a Director, Women’s Gymnastics and Women’s Soccer Operations. The Director of Operations is responsible for managing the efficient operation of the gymnastics and soccer office. This is a non-coaching position which will coordinate the logistics related to coaches’ and team travel, organize team functions, assist with paperwork, and liaison with department support services. Requires irregular hours during the season, evening hours, and travel.

The University’s strength in undergraduate education and scientific research is paralleled by its excellence on the playing fields, courts and other venues of its 20-sport Intercollegiate Athletic Program. The Arizona Wildcats compete in the tradition-rich Pacific-12 Conference, “The Conference of Champions.” For a more comprehensive view of what makes working in our department unique, please visit the websites at:

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Coordinate Travel
o Work alongside Shorts Travel to organize team flights, hotels, and meals
o Develop Schedules and Itineraries
o Monitor travel budget and complete recaps/reimbursements
o Make alternate arrangements when unexpected situations arise

• Administrative Responsibilities
o Manage daily/weekly/monthly meetings and agendas
o Supervise student managers
o Assist with the coordination of recruiting visits
o Compliance Recording

• Team Functions and Events
o Coordinate facility and practice schedules
o Organize team meals
o Manage Community Relations Events
o Assist with Alumni Outreach
o Be the point of contact for visiting teams

• Liaison with Department Services
o Communicate with various internal groups such as Marketing, Media Relations, Development, Ticketing, Events, CATS Academics, and Compliance

• Performance of all other duties and special projects as assigned by the head coaches

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Exceptional attention to detail with the ability to coordinate multiple tasks
• This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job responsibilities. A valid driver’s license and the ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy is required.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree
• Experience working in a collegiate athletic environment
• Knowledge of NCAA rules and interpretations
• Proficiency in social media applications and a variety of software applications

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22022
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Open Date 08/31/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 09/11/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents