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Job Opening - Program Director

By Ben Kramer, 01/14/22, 10:15AM AKST

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ASA is hiring a new, full-time Program Director!

Program Director – Job Description

 

Summary: Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Anchorage Sports Program Director (PD) is responsible for ensuring the operational success of all sports programs offered through our organization. The PD is responsible for general planning and operation of program leagues and tournaments, general marketing and advertising, managing office duties, and maintaining physical inventories. This position requires general knowledge of sports leagues and tournaments, including basic rules for the sports we offer. The program coordinator works closely with the Executive Director, providing additional support for the organization as necessary. Mostly works during the week, 9 am to 5 pm, with occasional weeknights and weekends.

 

To Apply: Email a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to ben@anchoragesports.com


Salary: $40,000 - $50,000 DOE / Exempt; Salary 

 

Key Attributes: Passionate about our mission; Strong work ethic, dependable, positive attitude, self-motivated, team-oriented; effective communicator, flexible.

 

Responsibilities:

 

League, Tournament, and Special Event Management

  • Work directly with members who manage, coach, and/or play on program teams
  • Provide guidance and direction to members who are new to programs/leagues
  • Collaborate with sports councils, council presidents, and Executive Director (ED) to implement long-term vision
  • Plan and coordinate program leagues, tournaments, and special events, including but not limited to the following tasks:
  • Promote and advertise programs (in line with strategic and marketing plans)
  • Oversee program registration
  • Scheduling (leagues, tournaments, special events)
  • Update league and tournament results
  • Order, maintain, and inventory equipment/supplies
  • Coordinate facility contracts and rentals as directed
  • Order league and tournament awards
  • Coordinate with/schedule officials for league games and tournaments
  • Collaborate with seasonal staff to ensure facilities are properly maintained

 

Office Support

  • As a member of a team, perform front office duties as needed
  • Answer phones and greet visitors, answer basic questions regarding Anchorage Sports programs
  • Complete computer tasks including, but not limited to: keeping files organized, troubleshooting website or other software issues, utilizing a variety of computer programs
  • Maintain office supply inventory and keep list of standard items as needed
  • Process in-person payments for team fees, player fees, tournament fees, and other transactions
  • Complete related tasks as requested

 

Executive Support

  • Provide support for the Executive Director as needed, including but not limited to:
    • Drafting, editing, and revising documents and communications to members
    • Actively participating in strategic, business, and communications planning

 

Website, Social Media, and Newsletter Support

  • Post news articles to website, share on social media, and email to appropriate membership
  • Update website and social media as directed and in line with communications plan
  • Implement social media advertising and communication under the strategic plan

Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Ability to reflect Anchorage Sports values in interactions and communications with others
  • Communicate with members and the community with respect, compassion, and good humor
  • Ability to work within a team while also working in a self-directed approach on specific projects
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to be self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment and to deal effectively under pressure with frequent changes in priorities, delays, or unexpected events
  • Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, good judgment, and discretion
  • Demonstrated advanced oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage and resolve conflict in a positive and timely fashion

Recommended Experience: Previous experience working in the customer service industry. Prior experience with nonprofit organizations and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is preferred. Experience working as a coach, official, or with athletics in another capacity is preferred.

NOTE: Any description of work is a picture of the major responsibilities of a position at a given point in time. Jobs are dynamic and assignments/priorities may change. The primary purpose of this description is to outline and communicate key tasks and expectations for the position. This description does not imply or create a contractual relationship. Anchorage Sports is an at-will employer.