As the $1 billion dollar college athletics industry grows, so do their operating budgets and staffing needs, and not just in administrator and coaching roles. The NCAA has a staff of more than 500 people. According to a 2014 study, women held 36% of the administrative positions within intercollegiate athletics department. That number has continued to grow as departments are hiring more women in jobs that could lead to promotions and leadership roles, in areas such as operations, marketing, event support, academic support and compliance.
Learn from leaders in college athletics — including Alliance of Women Coaches (WeCOACH) co-founder and Title IX consultant Judith Sweet, University of Virginia athletic director Carla Williams and University of Wyoming senior associate athletic director/senior woman administrator China Jude — as REAL Careers: Women in College Athletics explores life in a college athletic department, the growing number of job opportunities, and the challenges and benefits of working in college athletics.
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