Provides departmental oversight and strategic planning for all external communications involving Intercollegiate Athletics to include print, website and social media Providing creative planning and comprehensive content development as well as leading initiatives to build upon and enhance the NAU brand. Athletic Department liaison to local, regional and national Serve as the point of contact for University’s Public Affairs Team. Serve as the primary contact for football and men’s basketball. Manage Communications team. Design, coordinate, and produce all publications, including media guides, news releases and brochures. Compile team statistics and records. Oversee game day and press box operations and various other duties. Supervise content of website and social media efforts. Travel with teams playing away games to promote interest and attendance as required. Serve as an official source for vital statistics and general information describing university athletics and teams. Serve as a member of the department’s Senior Staff Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field AND three years related experience in collegiate athletics OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of university athletics
Experience with Statcrew software
Skills in writing and desktop publishing (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
Basic video editing skills
Experience supervising staff, students and working with volunteer groups
Familiarity with SIDEARM Website Host Management System
Northern Arizona University has a student population of approximately 29,000, including more than 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU caref...ully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.The Northern Arizona University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 15 men's and women's NCAA Division-I programs with more than 350 student-athlete participants. The university is a member of the Big Sky Conference for all sports with the exception of women's swimming and diving, which competes in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Last year, all 15 sport programs exceeded NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR).NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.