Working Title: Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications
Appointment Type: AS-Renewable
The Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of athletics media relations, brand awareness, recruitment efforts and marketing plans for the university’s athletics programs. These duties include but are not limited to social media & web content, video stories, press releases, press conferences, statistics, and overall communication efforts for the university’s 17 current intercollegiate sports. In addition to supporting the staff and student-athletes within the athletics department, the Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications works closely with members of the University Communications and Marketing department to promote the mission, news, and accomplishments of UW-River Falls’ athletics programs. This position will serve as a key administrator in the Athletic Department and is partially funded through the NCAA Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant Program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in journalism, communications, sports management or a related field.
Minimum four years of post-college experience in an athletics communication or sports information position involving media relations, basic layout and design, printed materials development and production, athletics event reporting, project management and statistical information development.
Excellent writing, editing, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
Familiarity with InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite, image-editing and web-editing software.
Experience with SideArm or Presto web platforms, NCAA LiveStats, Stat Crew, Automated Scorebook and other statistical software.
Relevant experience at an institution of higher education.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants are required to apply online. UWRF will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
Applicants are required to provide:
Cover letter specifying interest in the position, qualifications, and statement of experience
Names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who can specifically comment upon your experience and professional preparation
Inquiries should be addressed to: Kellen Wells-Mangold Department of Athletics firstname.lastname@example.org
Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by May 17, 2021.
UW-River Falls does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources at 715-425-4941.
Internal Number: 6919
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