Assistant Manager, External Relations

6 days ago
Full-Time / Part-Time


The mission of Princeton University Department of Athletics is to strive for excellence in academics and athletics, while embracing equity in opportunity, good sportsmanship, and ethical conduct. 


The Assistant Manager, External Relations position will support the overall functions of the External Relations team within the Department of Athletics, with a primary emphasis on the Princeton Varsity Club (PVC). Within the PVC, the Assistant Manager will have primary responsibilities that will include oversight of the day to-day operations and execution of PVC service programming, execution of more than 30 PVC annual events (both on campus and off-campus), support of PVC annual fundraising efforts (including member solicitation and stewardship) and the creation and implementation of PVC communications (social media, event collateral, printed and electronic newsletters and oversight and daily maintenance of the PVC website). Beyond the PVC responsibilities, the Assistant Manager will also  support game-day marketing efforts for select ticketed sports home games.


  • Under the guidance of the Assistant AD for the Princeton Varsity Club, the Assistant Manager will be tasked with oversight of the day-to-day operations and execution of PVC service programming. This includes the following programs: Reading with the Tigers, Weapons of Mass Construction, youth sports clinics as part of Community & Staff Day, National Girls & Women in Sports Day and Communiversity. The Assistant Manager will also provide assistance with the PVC's support of the Coach for College Program.
  • Support of the annual PVC solicitation and fundraising strategy and outreach to secure new donors to the PVC each year.
  • Execution of PVC membership stewardship for numerous donor levels, which includes the creation and fulfillment of stewardship collateral, member pin cards and personalized thank you letters (consistent with giving level).
  • Oversight of the PVC merchandise program (PVC letter sweaters, framed varsity letters, etc.) including all alumni outreach and messaging, ordering and inventory tracking.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of several recurring PVC and Department of Athletics annual events, including taking a leadership role with seasonal PVC coaches luncheons, PVC pre-game receptions (on campus) and additional PVC "On the Road" events and gatherings across the country.
  • Provide support of larger-scale PVC annual events, including the Jake McCandless '51 PVC Speaker Series, the Gary Walters '67 PVC Awards Banquet, PVC Welcome Barbecue and Tiger Athletics Give Day (TAGD).
  • Day-to-day execution of PVC communications, including daily management of the PVC website (including the creation of original content and feature posts), execution of PVC social media posts and graphics, creation of PVC event collateral, creation and distribution of PVC newsletters (electronic and print).
  • Support of the game-day marketing efforts for the five ticketed sports. Serve as the marketing point person for  student workers, external vendors (halftime performers, etc.).


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar field
  • Through prior athletic experiences, demonstrated examples of leadership and achievement
  • Strong computer skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively with various constituencies
  • The ability to maintain the confidentiality of issues or data of a sensitive nature
  • The willingness to work flexible and long hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • Adherence to Ivy League, ECAC and NCAA rules and regulations
  • Graphic Design experience is preferred including knowledge of Adobe suite.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 020

Standard Weekly Hours


Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

nights, weekends when necessary

Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required



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