Marketing and Event Coordinator (Athletics)

Published: Thursday, Dec 13, 2012

St. Thomas University offers a dynamic and challenging work environment and invites applications for the position of Marketing and Event Coordinator (Athletics).

St. Thomas University is an undergraduate, liberal arts institution whose roots are in the faith and tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. With a full-time enrolment of 2,500, its students graduate with Bachelor of Arts, Applied Arts, Education, and Social Work degrees. The faculty members are distinguished teachers, researchers and scholars, and the university holds four Canada Research Chairs.

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Marketing and Event Coordinator provides administrative and management support for the Director, Athletics Coordinator, and coaches; and is responsible for: marketing and game day events; coordinating travel arrangements for all University teams; managing team finances; and assisting when necessary with the day to day management of the J.B. O’Keefe Fitness Centre.

The Marketing and Event Coordinator will, in cooperation with the Director of Athletics, operationalize an integrated revenue strategy targeted at increasing overall revenue generation of the department; ensure the delivery of quality game day events; book facilities, officials and/or other staff needed for practices, games and events; co-ordinate all transportation and accommodations for all St. Thomas University teams for all games and championships; and assist the Athletics Coordinator in the organization of special events as required. The Marketing and Event Coordinator will manage the majority of finances for Athletics, including allocating expenses and revenue to teams; manage receivables; prepare requisitions for bill payments, create invoices, review expense reports and receipts; and assist the Director in the preparation of the departmental budget.

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree, preferably in sport administration, sport marketing, or a related background, combined with a minimum of five years’ related experience. Experience in marketing, sponsorship and promotions for athletic events is preferred; experience in risk management in sports venues and athletic environments is required. Knowledge of university programs, regulations, services and character and the ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, and instructions are required. Knowledge of the various sports governing bodies would be an asset.

Excellent written and oral communication, problem solving and organizational skills, as well as accuracy and attention to detail are essential qualifications for this position. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, and initiative and ability to organize and complete work assignments with minimal direction. He/she will have a thorough knowledge of modern office equipment, processes and techniques, experience in using word processing and spreadsheet programs, and First Aid, AED, and CPR training.

The classification and annual salary range of this position are: B1, $34,296 - $47,277. It is important to note that the successful candidate must be prepared to work irregular work hours (evenings and weekends) due to the varied nature of university athletics and game day operations.

The closing date for receipt of applications is January 3, 2013, or until position is filled. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their completed applications are received by 4:30 PM on the closing date. Please forward your cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to: Jason Scarbro, Director of Human Resources, St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB E3B 5G3, or by email to

An equal opportunity employer, St. Thomas University is committed to employment equity for women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minority groups, and persons with disabilities. The university welcomes applications from all faiths and backgrounds. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.