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Director of Events

California State University - Fresno
remote work
United States, California, Fresno
November 30, 2023


Director of Events

Job No: 534074
Work Type: Staff
Location: Fresno
Categories: Excluded, Athletics, At-Will, Full Time


Director of Events
Fresno State Athletic Corporation

Compensation and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $5,373.33 to $5,666.67 per month

This is a full-time, exempt position. Positions at Fresno State are to perform their work onsite. Some positions, depending upon University needs and operations, may be eligible for remote work, one day per week, pursuant to Fresno State's remote work guidelines and the CSU policy.

The Fresno State Athletic Corporation provides a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision plans, participation in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), and sick and vacation time. A summary of benefit information can be found (under Athletic Corporation header). Athletic Corporation employees are at-will.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Athletic Director (AD) for Capital Projects & Facilities, the incumbent will be responsible for administrating and assisting with all varsity event operations of the Athletic Department, and for all special events and rentals taking place in athletic facilities.

Key Qualifications
  • Strong supervisory skills - and ability to hire, train, coordinate, schedule, promote, terminate subordinates
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, customer service oriented.
  • Possession of good interpersonal skills, professional tact, and the ability to interpret complex concepts and effectively communicate them to educate others
  • Knowledge of Mountain West and NCAA competition guidelines related to game management, especially those governing recruitment, player eligibility and related functions for sport supervision.
  • Ability and experience in negotiating with individuals and organizations for the hosting of major events.
  • Ability to:
    • React effectively and quickly to crises and maintain a professional demeanor
    • Work efficiently in a busy environment while maintaining a professional and courteous attitude in stressful situations
    • To work with minimal supervision
    • Establish and maintain good relationships with coaches, staff, and administration
    • Apply good judgment, discretion and initiative in performing duties
    • Prioritize assignments with conflicting deadlines
    • Support the equity and diversity commitments of the department
    • Work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends


To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities, please click the Position Description button above.

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year institution
  • Three (3) years' experience in athletics administration
  • Experience with staffing and organization for large events
  • Experience in event and facilities scheduling
  • Experience working closely with coaches, directors and other administrators.
  • Experience with the administration of facilities and event operations in multiple venues and large crowd capacities; including safety/security, traffic control principles, crowd control and the safe and efficient movement of large crowds into and out of the venue.


Application Instructions
Applications received by December 11, 2023 will be given full consideration by the search committee. Applications received after that date will be forwarded at the request of the Hiring Manager and/or search committee.
Please click "Apply Now" to complete the employment application for California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most recent resume/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information for three professional references.

Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to boldly educate and empower students for success through our values of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce.

Equal Employment Opportunity Information

California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the , it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications. Questions may be sent to .

Supplemental Information

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State has identified as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" under the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office and every two (2) years thereafter.

Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Fresno State is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions. (e.g. H1-B Visas)

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