Director of Women’s Basketball Operations – Cornell University

School: Cornell University
Position: Director of Women’s Basketball Operations
Position Type: Full-time
Organization: NCAA
Level: Division I
Conference: Ivy League

The Director of Women’s Basketball Operations coordinates all operations of the Cornell University Women’s Basketball Team in accordance with Cornell, NCAA, and Ivy League rules. This role provides support for the women’s basketball staff and team by managing the day-to-day administrative operations of the program and working closely with the coaches, student-athletes, and colleagues in the Department of Athletics and Physical Education. The efforts of this position are done in collaboration with the Facilities Staff, the Cornell Sports Marketing staff, and Athletic Communications staff in order to support the advancement of the basketball community at Cornell. This individual assists the head coach with logistics to support the team, including but not limited to arranging team travel, organizing meals at home and on the road, planning and supporting alumni and team reunion activities, supervising social media content, planning logistics for recruiting visits, and managing equipment needs for the team. Additional responsibilities include uploading, breakdown, and sharing of team practice, scout, and game film.


Frequent evening and weekend work is required, as well as travel during the basketball season. This is a 10-months per year position.


Success Factors

  • The ability to manage multiple competing responsibilities in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment, while maintaining a professional, calm and controlled demeanor at all times.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to build working relationships with a wide variety of individuals and organizations.
  • Effective organization and communication skills, to consistently relay accurate information and needs to the appropriate audience.
  • The ability to effectively collaborate with the other staffs on campus when planning logistics for practice, games, team events, and miscellaneous events throughout the year.

While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree with two to four years of experience in a comparable role, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong communication skills and in-depth operation knowledge of all associated video equipment
  • Familiarity with and the ability to operate film and computer technology to support a nationally-competitive basketball team
  • Experience with event and operations management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel primarily)
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including communities of color.
  • Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as a NCAA basketball player
  • Working knowledge of NCAA and Ivy League rules and procedures, or the ability to quickly learn such rules and procedures
  • Working knowledge of Cornell University policies and procedures
  • Successful work experience at a highly-selective academic institution
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