Director of Men's Basketball Operations

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Athletics
Division: Athletics

At the Division of Athletics, we build Pioneers for Life through excellence, character, and connection. We operate with a championship mindset; and we create and foster a winning culture every day. Inspired by our location in the Rocky Mountain West, we always find a better way forward; we work with optimism, passion, grit, and integrity. We forge lasting relationships one interaction at time; and our value to the University of Denver is the degree to which we offer connection points to a broad and diverse community. That is why we are always looking ahead, and not just to the next championship or what is next in sports and wellness. We are also looking at what is next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of.

The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the school’s academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 35 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 18 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities

Position Summary

The Director of Basketball Operations assists the Head Coach in the administration of all aspects of the sport program including, recruiting, contest , scheduling, supervising sports personnel, coordinating travel , budget management, coordinating logistics including team meals, buses, video and meeting rooms and film exchange, and ensuring program compliance with NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations.

Essential Functions

  • Handling the program’s daily basketball operations, coordinating its travel itineraries and overseeing the team’s student managers, on-campus-recruiting, monitoring the academic progress of student athletes.
  • Assisting with video editing systems, providing game day management, assisting with designing graphics and contest of recruiting materials, managing the budget , paying small dollar invoices, assisting with P-card reconciliation for Head and Assistant coaches as needed. Contest scheduling and monitoring study tables.
  • Assist in the recruitment of student-athletes under the direction of the Head Coach.
  • Exhibiting the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University and the Department of Athletics code of ethics.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrating excellent writing, speaking and listening abilities
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required. Excellent communication and public relation skills. Commitment to the academic success of student – athletes.
  • Exhibiting supportive and cooperative behavior in pursing sport program goals established by the head coach.
  • Quantitative and qualitative reasoning are necessary. Strong negotiation, conflict resolution and problem solving ability is necessary. The ability to exercise good decision making under pressure is necessary.
  • Contributing to the maintenance of good working relationships with all members of the Division.
  • Assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Athletics.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Previous experience in basketball operations.
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations with demonstrated exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA rules and regulations.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to support high academic standards and to motivate students.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Experience at the Division 1 level

Working Environment

• Standard collegiate athletic facility with multiple activities occurring simultaneously.
• Noise and stress level is moderate to high and fluctuates through the season.

Physical Activities

• Considerable physical activity. May require handling of objects that can weigh up to 50 lbs.
• Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 50 lbs. with assistance. Some manual labor is required.
• Position involves both inside sedentary work and work on different fields and on other fitness environments while coaching and training situations with student-athletes.

Work Schedule
8am to 4:30pm weekdays. Some travel with weekends, evenings and early mornings within the varsity season.

Application Deadline
For consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 18, 2024.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is 9.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $58,000-$65,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Resume
2. Cover Letter

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment, or veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the University's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Americans with Disabilities Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Equal Pay Act; Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act; the Colorado Protecting Opportunities and Workers' Rights ("POWR") Act; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For more information, please see the University of Denver's Non‑Discrimination‑Statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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