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Director of Football Operations

Harvard University
Job Location:
Boston, Massachusetts
Athletics and Coaching
Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Job Summary

Reporting to the Head Coach, this position directs the daily operations of a Division I Football Program, including management of the program budget as well as working directly with numerous areas within the Department of Athletics, such as marketing, ticket office, athletic communications, scheduling and travel, finance, facilities and operations, development and compliance.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing plans and strategies affecting all aspects of running the Football Program.
  • Managing and overseeing the annual budget for the program.
  • Developing the schedule of Football facilities and facilities used by the Football program.
  • Liaising with the equipment room staff and Harvard Athletics Sports Medicine.
  • Managing in-season and operational travel for the Football Team.
  • Managing all aspects of video filming and production for the Football Program.
  • Lead technician for CoachComm on Football gamedays.
  • Acting as the primary contact for outside vendors for the Harvard Football Program.
  • Developing and implementing an effective community relations strategy.
  • Managing awards program for student-athletes.
  • Planning annual fundraising events for Harvard Football Head Coach.
  • Managing day-to-day work of the Football administrative coordinator and student workers.
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 3 years' experience playing college football or managing football operations (while attending college or after college).

Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Strong interpersonal and managerial skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office programs as well as XOS Video.
  • A good understanding of Division I collegiate football and the role that athletics plays within the University.
  • Proven written and communication skills essential and must have the ability to work independently and to exercise judgement and discretion.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet required deadlines.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets and financial reporting.
  • Detailed oriented and have strong organizational skills.
Additional Information

Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard.

The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States. We also offer extensive recreational and intramural programs.

Harvard employees have access to a competitive benefits package that includes multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees as well as ongoing professional development.

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. We regret that, due to the number of responses we typically receive, we may be unable to respond to phone calls or contact personally those applicants not selected for an interview.

We actively seek and welcome applications from diverse candidates and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.

Job Function

USA - MA - Boston

Job Code
AT0056 Athletics Management I



Time Status

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

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Full-time, 12-month position. Work schedule will include evenings, nights and weekends.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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