Program Manager

The Position

The Program Manager is responsible for the administrative and operational matters of the men’s rugby club of the University of Tennessee. This position will coordinate activities and programming with the team, the Volunteer Rugby Foundation, and university departments.

This position is a contract employee of the Volunteer Rugby Foundation and supervised and managed by the UT Rugby Director of Rugby. Additionally, the Volunteer Rugby Foundation provides full allowance and reimbursement for all approved and related expenses.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Team Operations

  • Coordinate schedules and related communications
  • Coordinate all aspects of team travel.
  • Monitor and supervise all activities related to compliance and eligibility.


  • Coordinate communications with players, parents and alumni on team related events and activities.
  • Coordinate communications and maintain active recruiting lists in all areas of on and off campus.
  • Maintain relationship with USA Rugby, Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference, and other rugby organizations as required.

Apparel and Merchandising

  • Oversees inventory, sales and distribution of apparel and merchandise.
  • Management of player and team apparel.

Events Management

  • Management of club events including coordination of events with the Volunteer Rugby Foundation.
  • Camps and Clinics


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-3 years team / club management experience (collegiate preferred).

Application and Questions

The Volunteer Rugby Foundation invites applications and nominations for the position of Program Manager. This is a non-exempt, 12 month, part-time position. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Marty Bradley, Director of Rugby at or 865.805.5029

About Us

The University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. Enrolling 30,000 students, the campus is located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful East Tennessee. As a land-grant University, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The University values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity.

The Volunteer Rugby Foundation
The Volunteer Rugby Foundation is a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit corporation created to enhance, enrich, and insure the continuous growth of rugby on the campus of the University of Tennessee and in the local community. It is the official fundraising arm of the Men’s Rugby Club at the University of Tennessee

The Men’s Rugby Club at UT
Rugby was founded on the campus of the University of Tennessee in 1970. For over 50 years UT Rugby has been a leader in collegiate club rugby in the US while maintaining its firm commitment to the Volunteer Rugby Maxim: Family – School – Rugby. The Rugby Vols are grounded in the basic principles of Personal Responsibility, Sound Decision Making, Integrity, Pride, Organization, and Respect.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

 Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Volunteer Rugby Foundation, Inc. affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.