Director of Men's Basketball Operations

Pennsylvania, United States
22 Apr 2019
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22 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Penn Athletics is a broad-based Division that serves the University community through 33 intercollegiate varsity programs and diverse recreational offerings. Penn is home to two of the most iconic venues in college athletics, The Palestra and Franklin Field. The Quakers are proud members of the Ivy League. The Division aims to make an impact through athletics by empowering individual excellence and fostering community through varsity, club, and recreational activities. Penn Campus Recreation sponsors 36 club sports and hundreds of intramural teams to provide opportunities to students, both undergraduate and graduate, and faculty/staff. A wide-array of classes and programs are offered through the Pottruck Health and Fitness Center and the Fox Fitness Center for recreation and wellness.

Reporting directly to head coach of men’s basketball, manage daily operations of the men’s basketball program; manage all game logistics, including travel, practice; assist with practice management; provide administrative support to the coaches; supervise team of student managers, write routine correspondence; coordinate travel for recruitment purposes; organize visits of student athletes; manage recruiting database; organize all program scheduling, including but not limited to, practice schedules, team events and opponent practice times; write program communications (alumni newsletters, social media, etc.); plan end of year banquet; assist with alumni relations, equipment ordering, and budget management.

BA/BS plus 2-3 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience; previous experience as a player or coach preferred; excellent organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong computer skills; knowledge of social media; career interest in either coaching or athletic administration preferred. Ability to work evenings and weekends required. Ability to travel required. Valid driver’s license.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.