University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific is a nationally ranked comprehensive university and California’s first chartered institution of higher learning. Established in 1851, Pacific has nearly 6,300 students and 10 schools and colleges across three campuses in northern California.
 
The majority of students and the NCAA Division 1 athletics program are based on the Stockton Campus, often cited as one of the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. The Sacramento Campus in California’s state capital is home to the McGeorge School of Law, the new School of Health Sciences and an array of graduate programs while the renowned Dugoni School of Dentistry is based on the downtown San Francisco Campus. 

Pacific takes pride in providing the highly personalized and caring educational, social and residential environments of a small college combined with the choices and opportunities of a major comprehensive university.

Pacific Athletics

Pacific’s intercollegiate athletics program is dedicated to developing true scholar-athletes. As a member of the nationally recognized West Coast Conference, the Tigers have a legacy of success in athletics, academics and the community. Pacific offers 10 women’s and seven men’s intercollegiate teams, with more than 300 men and women participating. In the fall 2020 semester, 16 of 17 teams earned grade point averages of 3.0 or better, with nearly 50% of the student-athletes earning Dean’s List honors. Pacific provides a holistic, student-centered experience that prides itself on a high degree of integrity on and off the field with support provided to student-athletes in multifaceted areas from mental wellness to nutrition.  

In recent years, Pacific has improved much of its intercollegiate athletics infrastructure, renovating existing and constructing new facilities to serve student-athletes, including upgrades to the iconic Alex G. Spanos Center, Janssen-Lagorio Gym and Performance Center, and Pacific Aquatics Center, as well as constructing the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center and Walter Chang Golf and Learning Center.

Position Summary

Pacific Athletics seeks an energetic, innovative, creative and collaborative leader who is passionate about growing and enhancing the brand, image and revenue opportunities of an NCAA Division I athletics program competing within the nationally recognized West Coast Conference (WCC).  

Reporting to the Director of Athletics and serving as a member of the Pacific Athletics Leadership Team, the Senior Associate Director of Athletics will have a tremendous opportunity to make a lasting imprint on the lives of student-athletes while growing resources and raising the profile and visibility of Pacific Athletics locally, regionally and nationally.  

As an Athletics leadership team member, the Senior Associate Director of Athletics will put their valuable experience to work in order to create and lead a team focused on marketing, communications, digital media, ticketing, partnerships and fan engagement.

Qualifications

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ten years of progressive experience in external relations in sport.

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, marketing or a related field.
  • Master’s degree.
  • More than ten years of experience in intercollegiate athletics and/or professional sports, specifically marketing, fan engagement and brand management.
  • Three years of leadership experience.
  • Knowledge of data analytics used to drive social media, the fan experience and effective marketing and brand strategy.
  • Successful experience with revenue generation through sponsorship development, sales and fulfillment.
  • Knowledge and awareness of NCAA and West Coast Conference compliance requirements, rules and regulations.
     

Prospectus

Applications

University of the Pacific is currently accepting applications for this position. Applicants will be required to upload a cover letter and current resume, as well as provide contact information for three professional references with their online application. Apply now.

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AA/EEO Statement

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability. The university will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.