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Director of Stadium Events

Colorado State University

This is a Full-time position in Fort Collins, CO posted June 9, 2021.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.
To apply, please submit a cover letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, and duties of the position, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Working Title Director of Stadium Events

Position Location Fort Collins, CO

Research Professional Position No

Posting Number 202100508AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Management I

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range 40,000-55,000

Employee Benefits

Colorado State University ( CSU ) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family.

Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas.

https://hr.colostate.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/01/benefits-summary-afap.pdf .

Desired Start Date 07/05/2021

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/14/2021

Description of Work Unit

The Colorado State University Department of Athletics sponsors 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and competes as a member of the NCAA Division I
– FBS and the Mountain West Conference.

The University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, 65 miles north of Denver.

More information on the University and its intercollegiate athletics program can be found at www.csurams.com and www.colostate.edu.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive strategy of programs and efforts to solicit and schedule external events in the new football stadium and other Athletics facilities, particularly in premium spaces.

Position is responsible for generating a minimum of $300,000 annually in revenue support for the Department from such events.

Position is also responsible for overseeing the overall management of the event including supervising an events coordinator.

Required Job Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, communications, marketing, management, liberal arts, sociology, tourism or any other field related to duties and responsibilities

• Three years of full-time progressive, results-oriented professional experience in sales/fundraising/marketing or related work experience

• Demonstrated skill in developing and achieving revenue goals

• Demonstrated ability to work successfully with internal and external constituencies

• Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and oral/written/electronic communication skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and follow-through skills

• Proven ability as self-starter and problem solver

• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines

• Ability to effectively network and market the stadium property

• Ability to prepare and present weekly/monthly sales reports

• Proficiency with technology and social media to enhance efficiency

• Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays

• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Three years of event management experience; Certified Meeting Planner ( CMP ) certification preferred

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duty Category

Duty/Responsibility

• Be responsible for generating a minimum of $300,000 annually in non-game day stadium revenue

•Research/engage/meet with potential clients to solicit business

•Attend various community, social and business events

•Promote/market/sell premium spaces to public, corporations/businesses, civic organizations, CSU entities locally and regionally

•Serve as first point of contact for all space utilization requests

•Prepare cost estimates and negotiate rental agreement contracts

•Meet and greet clients, conduct property tours and promote facilities and services; answer customer inquiries

•Facilitate event bookings for the Alumni Relations spaces at the stadium

Percentage Of Time 50

Job Duty Category Administrative

Duty/Responsibility

•Create a facility booking process that integrates requests from campus partners (Facilities, Lory Student Center, Conference Services, etc.)

•Establish usage guidelines including rental costs

•Develop/implement billing and accounting procedures

•Work with University entities on contract specifics and rental agreements

•Work closely with facility directors to ensure coordination with scheduling and set-up staff

•Create a reference guide for prospective clients including diagrams of event spaces, costs, food/beverage options, video/equipment needs, etc.

•Maintain solid and open communication with all operating units; provide support as necessary; maintain current information on actual and potential programs

•Prepare and present weekly/monthly sales reports

•Maintain and continually update event calendar

•Work effectively with a culturally diverse community and advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

•Be knowledgeable of appropriate NCAA rules/regulations and support the Department’s commitment to a culture of compliance

Percentage Of Time 25

Job Duty Category

Duty/Responsibility

•Prepare and disseminate event information, including setup/teardown, labor, equipment, power requirements, etc.

in a timely manner

•Supervise and attend the overall set up and implementation of events to ensure proper servicing of accounts

•Conduct weekly event meetings

•Create, implement and continually improve client services program

•Follow up with clients following event to ensure customer satisfaction and repeat business

•Promptly respond to all client inquiries, comments and complaints, including last-minute client needs during event

Percentage Of Time 25

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a cover letter which addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications, and duties of the position, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO.

80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, titleix@colostate.edu .

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students.

To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks.

The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification.

Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing, hospitality, liberal arts, or related field?

Yes No * Do you have three years of full-time progressive, results-oriented professional experience in sales/fundraising/marketing or related field?

Yes No * Do you have three years of event management experience?

Yes No