Assistant Director of Athletics

St Edwards University Austin, TX
Assistant Director of Athletics, Marketing and Communications

Athletics Department

Overview

The successful candidate will be responsible for the direction of a comprehensive marketing and communications program by coordinating all public relations, marketing and sports information operations for St. Edward's University Athletics, comprised of 13 nationally competitive NCAA DII programs and cheerleading. The successful candidate will operate such that the overall quality and integrity of the department aligns with the university's vision of excellence. Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Athletics, this position collaborates extensively with the university's Director of Communications.

Responsibilities

* Serve as the official spokesperson for the university's athletics programs

* Serve as the direct liaison between Athletics and the University Marketing and Communication Office

* Supervise full time sport's information assistant and student intern staff

* Coordinate media and public relations efforts for the university's athletics programs

* Provide oversight of the athletics web site and social media strategy

* Provide media coverage for athletic department events not specific to a particular sport program

* Coordinate the following for each of the sport programs

* Game day statistics and broadcast productions, programs, photography, media guides, etc.

* Promotion of attendance in collaboration with Coordinator of Promotions and Fan Engagement

* Content for social media and other video purposes (weekly video highlights, end of year highlights, etc.)

* Nominations for honors and awards (conference and national) for student-athletes and coaches

* Press release for each contest, award, community service event, etc. and pitch news stories to media

* SEU record book updates

* Travel for post season tournaments

Qualifications

* Bachelor degree in journalism, marketing, communications, or a related field. Master's degree preferred

* Minimum five years experience in athletics communication. Minimum three years supervision preferred

* Working knowledge of rules and statistics for each sport

* Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, video editing and StatCrew software

* Demonstrated understanding of print and electronic media, to include web site maintenance and social media

* Must be proactive, a creative thinker, a problem solver, and a service oriented individual

* Demonstrated superior communication skills, including writing, editing and public speaking, and experience communicating institutional messages to the public through external media, web and social media channels

* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;

* Successful candidate must complete an employment and/or criminal history background check.

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application at www.stedwards.applicantpro.com Please attach a formal letter of application, resume, and a list of 3-5 professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers. We do not offer sponsorship at this time.

Reference #: J18078

Posted: 7/9/2018

Available: Immediately

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