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Operations and Event Management Coordinator

College Sports


Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Job Status: Internship
Posted/Updated: 04-07-2017

Job Description:

The University of Michigan Athletic Department is seeking a qualified candidate for a 12-month, full-time paid internship position in the Operations and Event Management department.


Responsibilities

Assists with the event management of a number of varsity sport programs as well as other major events hosted in athletics venues on either a primary or secondary basis. Incorporates guest services, event staffing, operations of visiting teams and officials, coordination with various units within the Athletic Department, and assisting in the production of support materials. Assists the University of Michigan Operations and Event Management office in meeting its goal of running quality Division I B1G and NCAA athletic events for the positive influence on the student-athlete, fans, and department team members. Serves as the primary event manager for some sport programs/athletic contests and as the secondary event manager assisting the primary event manager during others, including serving as the visiting team liaison prior to and during team visits for assigned sports. Assists with hiring, training, scheduling, and managing of Event Team Members. Special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director of Event Management including NCAA compliance.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelorís degree and 1-2 years of event management experience.
  • Excellent Written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service with the ability to troubleshoot and handle pressure situations.
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Adobe software.
  • Strong written and verbal skills with the ability to work with time sensitive projects.
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays.


    Desired Qualifications

    Masterís degree and 1-2 years of event management experience in a University setting.

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