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POSITION TITLE: Assistant Athletic Director for Communications
POSITION STATUS:Full-time (12-month)
POSITION REPORTS TO:Athletic Director
The Assistant Athletic Director for Communications will serve as the main point of contact for all sports information needs, as well as coordinating all athletic broadcasts and managing social media for the University of Saint Francis Cougars. Game day management, statistical oversight, manage student video workers and livestreaming of USF Athletic events, manages USF Athletics website and all social media accounts. Serve as direct report to the Athletic Director and be a member of the USF Athletics Executive Team. This position will have supervisory responsibilities over student workers and game day personnel.
Maintains strong relationship with area and regional sports media that will encourage positive coverage of University of Saint Francis athletic teams and student-athletes.
Serves as main point of contact for all visiting team game day needs (radio, video, etc.)
Prepares and distributes regular news releases on University of Saint Francis teams and student-athletes.
Coordinates media coverage of contest including post-game interviews.
Provides game management for home athletic events and ensures PA announcer, scoreboard operator, statistician and scorebook keeper are scheduled.
Writes and supervises lay out of media guides and programs.
Compiles and maintains statistics for all sports.
Files statistical reports via DakStats with the Crossroads League, Mid-States Football Association and the NAIA.
Prepares and distributes hometown releases on University of Saint Francis student-athletes.
Helps to create and implement comprehensive athletic marketing plan including, but not limited to, media relations and student recruitment.
Oversee the production of livestreaming for USF home athletic contests
Manage USF Athletics YouTube page
Oversee student workers to video USF Football practices
Collect/manage rosters, headshots and biographical information for all media guides/programs
Manage all Media Luncheons and make sure players and coaches are available for interviews
Schedule/coordinate high school player signings and video stream events as necessary
Serve as a member of the Athletic Department Executive Team
In the absences of the Athletic Director, in conjunction with Associate AD/SWA, gives general supervision to the coaching staffs of both the men’s and women’s athletic programs and the Athletic Department’s administrative staff.
Helps to create a positive work environment for coaches and athletes to be successful.
Oversees and administers the athletic Hall of Fame and CASPY Awards selections.
University of Saint Francis (USF) employees demonstrate a commitment to the University’s mission and support of its Catholic and Franciscan traditions. Employees provide the intellect, empathy and ability to serve our students and community. The USF Way of serving is a source of pride for many employees. To provide a consistently high level of quality experience across our university, we provide the following service expectations for all employees. These standards have been tailored by position and responsibilities and are incorporated into performance evaluations.
Standard #1: Provide opportunities for deeper conversations, prayer and reflection.
Standard #2: Utilize best practices in communication and service.
Apply care to your words and deeds to ensure respect for others.
Commit to follow through without exception and with quality.
Offer additional assistance after serving as in, “How else may I assist you?”
Respond promptly, whether in person, via phone, or email.
Standard #3: Recognize and celebrate milestones and achievements.
Standard #4: Use resources wisely and support green initiatives.
Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, sports management or related field required.
1-3 years’ experience in sports information, journalism or video production preferred.
The Assistant Athletic Director for Communications is expected to demonstrate a commitment to learning and growth by:
Fulfill the Code of Ethics of the University and the profession
Participating in activities that enhance personal and professional growth and renewal.
Expanding knowledge in their area of specialty on an ongoing basis.
Listing specific development needs they have identified annually and including a plan of action and time frame to accomplish.
Creating appropriate goals to accomplish annually and assess achievement at the end of the fiscal year.
Attending in services as directed to update knowledge and skills.
Founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration in 1890, the University of Saint Francis has been formed and guided by its Catholic mission and Franciscan values.
USF a community sustained by the values of St. Francis, values that remind us to:
Reverence the unique dignity of each person
Encourage a trustful, prayerful community of learners
Serve one another, society, and the Church
Foster peace and justice
USF competes in 19 intercollegiate varsity sports at the NAIA level: Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball; and co-ed sports include cheerleading, crew and eSports.
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