|Position:||Associate Athletics Director for Facilities, Operations and Championships|
|Alma Mater:||Central Missouri|
Jessica Dickson serves as the Associate Athletics Director for Facilities, Operations and Championships. She joined the UMKC staff as the Director of Marketing and Promotions in August 2006 and has also previously served as the Associate and Assistant Athletics Director for External Relations.
Dickson is a member of the senior staff and serves as the sport administrator for women's soccer, softball and the spirit squads.
Dickson is an active member of National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) and National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) and has presented on multiple occasions at the NACMA national convention. Dickson is a graduate of the 2011 NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement (IAA).
Special assignments at UMKC have included the 2012 NACWAA National Convention Local Organizing Committee, serving as championship manager for The 2012 Summit League Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships and 2010 NCAA Division I Volleyball National Championship host liaison to the NCAA.
Dickson has been a volunteer at the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundations/WIN for KC since 2005 and an active member of the Downtown Council of Kansas City and genKC.
Prior to joining the UMKC team, Dickson spent 4 years at Time Warner Cable/Metro Sports in Kansas City. While with TWC, Dickson created promotional materials and advertising packages for sporting events, movies, specials and cable networks. Her duties with Metro Sports included serving as a communications and promotions liaison between Metro Sports and the media sales office.
Dickson graduated from Central Missouri in May 2002 with a degree in public relations and a minor in photography. At Central, she was a four-year letterwinner on the women's soccer team.
Dickson, her husband, Ryan, and their daughter, Morgan, reside in Kansas City, Missouri.