Domenica Jones has been with the Florida Atlantic University athletic department since August of 2014. She joined the staff while working towards her FAU Sport MBA degree in one of the nation’s top programs. Jones quickly proved invaluable and has and has gained valuable experience in several facets of FAU athletics.
Most recently, Jones was named the department’s human resources manager, in May of 2017. A position allowing her to devote her full attention to the needs of more than 150 staff members. Her proven skill set allowed the position to develop into a fulltime position for the first time in the program’s history.
Prior to devoting her attention to the athletic department HR role, Jones divided her time between academic tutor coordinator and human resource manager for both the Student-Athlete Center for Academic Excellence (SACAE) and FAU Athletics. She was elevated to this position in August of 2016.
As an academic and tutor coordinator, she recruited and hired the tutoring staff while providing life-skill workshops and training. In addition to the tutoring staff, she also supervised the graduate assistants and student workers. She was responsible for the coordination and implementation of all academic administrative functions all while she continued to serve as athletics as the human resource manager.
Striving to immerse herself within FAU athletics, Jones devotes fall Saturday’s towards the director of guest relations for FAU Stadium role. In that position, she supervises guest service employees on football game days and continue her efforts towards providing an outstanding experience for every fan who attends games at FAU Stadium.
Jones originally served FAU athletics as the executive assistant to FAU Athletic Director Pat Chun, maintaining schedules, travel, and all professional requests while also coordinating events hosted by FAU athletics. She was human resources coordinator during that time while also assisting development with varied events.
Jones came to FAU after working with Florida Citrus Sports as a club suites assistant, and prior to that, for the Orlando Predators where she was both a luxury suite assistant and a member of the team’s gameday operations staff. Also with the Predators, she served as executive secretary for their board of directors.
She earned her undergraduate degree, a bachelor of arts, in interpersonal and organizational communication from the University of Central Florida, and is now pursuing her master of business administration in sport management from FAU.