Department: AthleticsRecruitment #:S1506Closing Date: Review of applications begins immediately. Position is open until filled. This is a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable, unclassified position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Western Oregon University in Monmouth. The Athletics department encompasses thirteen athletic sport programs with a staff consisting of approximately 30 full-time and 25 part-time staff. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES•Plan, develop, and implement strategies and programs to maintain and increase media exposure for all varsity sport programs•Serve as the WOU, GNAC, and NCAA designated Sports Information Director•Coordinate specified media responsibilities for the WOU Athletics, athletic-related and special events press releases, press conferences, social media, statistics, media and information guides and game programs; manage athletic communication for accuracy•Prepare publication related materials and work to secure publications bid and coordination•Collaborate with Video Production Services for video streaming, video clips on the Athletics webpage, and provide weekly interviews of coaches and student-athletes on the online Wolves weekly broadcast•Work collaboratively with other relevant University departments on all athletic-related news stories and events; work with University Communications to increase media exposure for all varsity sports programs•Compile and maintain record books and statistics for each sport in order to ensure accurate statistical and historical data for the department. Compute and disseminate statistics to media and teams•Compute and disseminate statistics to media, teams, GNAC, and NCAA•Perform and manage game related duties including but not limited to: set up of press box and or/ score tables, including all statistical equipment and operations, public address announcer, dissemination of stats during and after contest; coordinate interviews•Manage the official athletics website, www.wouwolves.com , the online Athletics merchandise store, and all Athletics social media accounts. Continue to look for new ways to connect with audiences through online mediums.•Work in coordination with Athletic Director, Athletics Marketing & Promotions and Athletics Department to create and manage campaigns to increase exposure, game day experience, ticket sales, and revenue across the department•Hire and train all statistical personnel, spotters, and public announcers for all competitions•Budget preparation and adherence for unit•Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and commitment to compliance with Western Oregon University, NCAA, and GNAC policies, rules, and regulationsETHICAL RESPONSIBILITIES:The employee, as a member of the Intercollegiate Athletic Department, agrees to represent the University in an honorable and ethical manner at all times, to the best of her/his abilities. Standards for ethical conduct for Athletic Department staff are established and enforced by the Athletic Director, the University, the State of Oregon, the State Board of Higher Education, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and the NCAA.
Minimum two years in media relations
Demonstrated experience in Stat Crew systems software
Proven computer experience (Macintosh or PC), spreadsheet/database applications (Microsoft Excel, Access or FileMaker), word processing applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, or Word Perfect), desktop publishing software (i.e. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, or Quark Xpress)
Demonstrated experience administering various social media platforms (i.e. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, etc.)
Excellent professional/interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, organization, editing ability and knowledge of AP style
Demonstrated abilities in publishing, graphic design, website design, and social and new media skills
Strong managerial skills with the ability to interact effectively with various campus and outside constituencies
Specific experiences related to at least two of the following areas: communications, ticketing, marketing, promotions, event management, licensing, and/or merchandising
Demonstrated commitment to the total welfare of student-athletes
Thorough knowledge of NCAA and conference rules and regulations
Master’s degree with four years related work experience in Division I or II media relations with specific experience related to at least two but preferable several of the following areas: communications, ticketing, marketing, promotions, event management, licensing, and/or merchandising
Experience developing a comprehensive communication/branding strategy
**A criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment
We are not considering candidates who require Visa sponsorship support. Additionally, the Universitytypically only considers visa support for employees placed in specialized positions that are continuing regular University appointments.
Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include your computer experience and competency levels with all software programs/applications/platforms you have worked with. In addition, include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
Contact information for three references
Unofficial copy of transcript for highest degree earned
As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:
Send to: S1703, Sports Information Director, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to email@example.com; OR fax to: 503-838-8144.
Western Oregon University is an AA/EO/Veteran/Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.
Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized, public, comprehensive university located in the Monmouth-Independence area, the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The University serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students.The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, ab...out 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 6200 undergraduate and 400 graduate students enjoys the vibrant and close-knit intellectual community of a leading liberal arts college. Western Oregon University is an AA/EOE employer and is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.