Collegiate Sports

There are over 4,000 colleges, universities, and junior colleges in the United States today. While some colleges/universities do not have sports programs, most colleges/universities have athletic departments (possibly also including intramural and club sport management) which operate as business entities with marketing, compliance, public relations, finance, accounting, event management, and media divisions. Colleges and universities frequently higher in these divisions of their athletic department, job listings are routinely published on their respective websites.

Collegiate Employers/Associations

  • CBS College Sports Network

    CBS College Sports Network is a 24-hour cable network dedicated to college sports covering over 25 men’s and women’s sports while also providing live coverage of 300 live events each season.

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  • The Chronicle of Higher Education

    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle has more than 70 full time employees as well as 17 foreign correspondents around the world.

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  • The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)

    The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) is a professional association for those interested in intercollegiate athletics administration. NACDA currently has more than 6,100 collegiate athletics administrators from the NCAA, NAIA and junior community colleges as members.

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  • The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) promotes the education and development of students through intercollegiate athletic participation. The NAIA has 50,000 student-athletes participating at nearly 300 member colleges and universities.

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  • The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization through which the nation’s colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. The NCAA has over 380 employees and has membership of about 600 colleges and universities nationwide.

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  • National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)

    National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) is the leading resource for professional and student development, education, and research in collegiate recreational sports. NIRSA has over 4,000 members in several countries throughout the world.

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  • The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

    The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is the governing body of intercollegiate athletics for two-year colleges. The NJCAA has 523 two-year colleges as members.

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Another good source is higheredjobs.com

Examples of Collegiate Jobs

  • Alumni Relations
  • Coaching
  • Compliance
  • Event Management
  • Marketing
  • Sponsorship Sales
  • Ticket Sales

Every University and College around the country has their own website, which is a great resource for further job opportunities.

Contact The Program Director

Gil Fried, J.D.
Phone: (203) 932-7081

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