Jonathan Osborne

Summary

From the moment I took my first breath I knew that my passion was to work in the sports management field. I was born and raised in Philadelphia and have been surrounded by family that lived and breathed sports. While the game on the field is exciting, after spending time working events for the NCAA March Madness and my current position at DeSales University, I realized the behind the scenes action is my passion and where I want to contribute with an organization like the Brooklyn Nets.

To help fuel my passion, I decided to pursue my undergraduate degree in communications with a concentration in sports management at DeSales University. I learned a great deal in the classroom as well as internships with the Philadelphia Kixx, NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament, and the Commonwealth National Golf Club. I was also actively involved as a sports writer for our school newspaper and contributed with articles such as game recaps, feature and opinion pieces at The Minstrel.

While in college I worked for Commonwealth National Golf Club in member relations where I gained a lot of experience in delivering the best customer service. In the sports industry, fan and sponsor relations are key parts and I know what it takes to deliver the best customer service possible.

For graduate school, I came back to DeSales University to earn my Masters of Business Administration to better help me contribute on the business side of athletics. While back at DeSales, my main job was to develop programming for our students which I did by creating numerous exciting programs. I created a Big 5 Championship that was three different events where students could compete in teams of five that drew over 100 participants at each. My toughest task yet most rewarding, was improving our school spirit across campus. Some of the things I created were halftime competitions, fan seats, team promotions, marketing, advertising and a homecoming week for students and alumni to enjoy.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

Hall Director

DeSales University

• Supervise staff of five resident advisors in upper class residence halls and created new programming model to suit independent living style in the community• Supervised staff of six resident advisors in freshman residence hall of over 160 students• Responsible for resident advisor community programming requirements and residential programming budget• Assume campus wide emergency on-call responsibilities on a monthly basis• Create programs for student center and maintaining a budget of $3,000• Event management for programs with Student Engagement• Experienced in database management related to residence life (housing, billing, student judicial records, etc.)• Supervised student trips internationally (Ireland) and nationally (Kentucky)

Sep 2010 - Present

Spirit Coordinator & Assistant to Student Engagement and Leadership

DeSales University

• Coordinate campus wide spirit activities for students and athletics• Assist in planning of Midnight Madness with athletics, student engagement and academics• Supervise "Sweet 16" spirit squad that assisted in promoting spirit across campus• Run a homecoming week for students with events every day • Work with alumni department to create special homecoming bonfire for students/alumni• Create advertising, marketing and promotional events for athletics events on campus• Run game day events and promotional activities for students during soccer and basketball games• Maintain a budget for spirit activities of $2,000• Supervise student sport management intern

Education

Education
Dec 2003 - May 2006

Communications

DeSales University