Develop, cultivate and maintain partnerships and external relationships with key constituents within the sports industry for the New Balance Sports Leadership and Administration program.
Foster fundraising and development opportunities in the Greater Boston community and beyond.
Work with Chair of Sports Leadership Advisor Board to keep the advisory board engaged, active and growing.
Provide student intern and career guidance by coordinating internships and jobs with students and mentors in the industry; work with corporations, as well as colleges to create hands-on opportunities for teams of students; organize local and national trips in which the students spend time with leaders in the sports industry
Plan a distinguished speaker series and events for the program which include development opportunities; coordinate speakers for Sport Leadership (SL) events, approximately 100-200 events annually nationwide, including annual breakfasts, gala dinners and utilize such events to create fundraising opportunities for the CAPS sports management program; negotiate fees with speakers, produce speakers contracts and manage travel directly with the speakers; coordinate logistics for speakers at all events
Engage and continuously develop relationships with current and new members of Speakers Bureau, meeting with them periodically to discuss ideas and give SL updates; track the progress of all speakers bureau events around the country, keep up to date calendars and lists of potential speakers to be added
Serve as the point person for the Executive-in-Residence and conduit between the advisory board (which include senior-level executives from all sectors of the sports industry) and the university; oversee advisory board activities, which include providing CAPS feedback on changing industry standards to influence curriculum development, assisting in the ongoing fundraising and stewardship efforts and providing mentoring opportunities and resource development
Participate in direct community service student cohort projects; work with the advisory board to develop partnerships within sport related companies that will provide hands-on experience with a community service slant (i.e. working with the Boston Celtics as they do Habitat for Humanity projects or recreation projects within the Boston City Schools)
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7-10 years of experience in the sports industry required; master’s degree preferred
Familiarity with the Boston sports industry and teams preferred
Thorough understanding of special demands of the athletic environment
Demonstrated ability to exercise strong judgment and handle confidential information with discretion
Ability to direct, prioritize and perform detailed work with accuracy under time constraints
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date of June 3, 2019.
The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.
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We provide services to enhance the student experience at UMass Boston and promote the university's engagement beyond campus. Our Department of Athletics sponsors 18 varsity teams: nine for men and nine for women.Also, we offer intramural and recreational programs for students, staff, and faculty. UMass Boston is a Division III member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. We compete in the Little East Conference and the New England Hockey Conference.Beacons team members have been named All-Americans over 150 times in 12 different sports. Also, our women's indoor and outdoor track and field teams have won six NCAA Team Championships and over 50 individual championships. Since 2010 the Beacons have won three NCAA Regional titles in volleyball (2010, 2012, 2013) and two regional crowns in baseball (2010, 2017). Our men's soccer team three straight conference titles (2014, 2015, 2016), while our men's and women's ice hockey teams both won their first conference crowns on the same day in 2016. The men's hockey team also advanced to their first-ever NCAA Tournament "Frozen Four" in their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The volleyball program has hoisted a Little East ...Conference record eight tournament titles (2010-13, 2015-18) and ten regular-season titles since the 2009 campaign (2009-2018). The Beacons have also won conference championships in women's soccer (2012), softball (2017 & 2018), men's tennis (1990, 2013, 2017), men's basketball (2006), and baseball (2010, 2017, 2018).Through our Department of Special Programs and Projects, the division is in the forefront of providing athletics outreach to local neighborhoods, the state, and even overseas audiences. We provide complimentary use of the university's athletic facilities to community groups; we offer student athlete sports clinics for young people; we make holiday visits to hospitals, and offer many other similar services.More than 150 schools, charitable, governmental, and private organizations use UMass Boston athletic facilities for over 2,100 hours each year as participants or spectators. Along with the university's Office of Community Relations and the Division of Student Affairs, the division provides staff support to the Urban Mission Coordinating Committee and manages the Harbor Point Agreement to ensure harmonious neighborhood relations.With the Department of Africana Studies, the Division implements the international exchange program YES (Youth, Education, and Sports) with Africa, a multiethnic, coeducational sports and leadership initiative that is currently based in Senegal and Benin and has served over 1,500 African youth.
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