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Oakland University Athletics is a Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. Our Athletic Department is looking for a highly organized, driven and detail oriented individual to fill the position of Coordinator, Athletic Communications. The position reports directly to the Associate Athletic Director for External Operations . As a member of the athletic communications staff, serve as a contact for athletic communications, promotions, marketing and branding efforts for the sports assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for External Operations. Create solutions and ideas to promote and market programs across all traditional and “new” media platforms. Design, write and produce Web Guides, news releases and other printed material. Compile statistics and maintain records. Report statistics and information to the Horizon League and NCAA offices. Nominate and promote student-athletes for conference, regional and All-America honors. Assist with content/maintenance of the athletics website, as well as photography archives. Provide information to and develop relationships with local, regional and national media. Promote the overall vision for entire athletics program. Comply with all NCAA, Conference and University rules, regulations, ordinances, policies and procedures. . Report all known NCAA violations in accordance with institutional, conference and NCAA policies and guidelines.
Bachelor’s degree in communication, journalism or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Minimum two years of athletic communications/sports information experience at the collegiate level and/or professional level. Working knowledge of an intercollegiate athletic department.
Perform all job duties in a manner consistent with NCAA, conference and University rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, procedures and guidelines.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Adobe InDesign and Photoshop experience, as well as NCAA Live Stats/Genius knowledge.
Must be willing to work nights, weekends and some holidays.
Valid driver’s license and a driving record acceptable to the University’s insurance carrier.
Experience with website content management, experience writing press releases in Associated Press style and experience with social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Tik Tok and YouTube.
Oakland University is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. A public institution, we engage nearly 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region.
The university was established in 1957 through a generous donation from founders Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson. They contributed their historic estate and $2 million to Michigan State University to establish a satellite school, named Michigan State University – Oakland.
Oakland provides a distinct educational experience with flexible class schedules and state-of-the-art facilities, student services, classroom technologies, research labs, internships and research opportunities with corporate partners. Located in the heart of Oakland County's Automation Alley, the university has forged hundreds of partnerships with hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, cities, government agencies and educational institutions.
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