Arcadia University, Domestic

Director of Athletic Communications

US-PA-Glenside
Category
Staff
Type
Regular Staff Full-Time
Department
Athletics

Overview

The person in this position will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the department's athletic communications office, including, but not limited to, statistical record-keeping, website maintenance, social media coordination, video webcasting services, photo/video editing, media relations oversight, event management, award nominations, staff/student-athlete profiles, and special event coordination.

 

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.

 

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.


For additional information and to apply, please visit: https://careers-arcadia.icims.com/jobs/ and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

 

For full consideration, applications should be received by September 13, 2017. Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

 

Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.

 

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Maintains responsibility for oversight and direction of all athletic communications, media relations, and public relations for Athletics Department.
  • Supervises full-time Assistant Director of Athletic Communications as well as student employees and/or interns.
  • Serves as primary liaison between athletics staff/student-athletes and media outlets.
  • Produces electronic/printed content to promote the department's athletics programs, student-athletes, home athletic events, fundraising efforts, and community service initiatives.
  • Updates and maintains athletics website and historical archives/record books.
  • Oversees and provides content for all athletically-related social media platforms and accounts.
  • Produces post-game interviews, video highlight packages, and information graphics.
  • Compiles and submits statistics and team results in accordance with guidelines set by NCAA, conference, and affiliated organizations.
  • Completes nomination process for weekly and yearly athletic and academic awards.
  • Coordinates and maintains content for all athletics photography.
  • Develops and manages budget for athletic communications office.
  • Provides administrative support for special athletic events, including end-of-year athletics banquet and other programming.
  • Coordinates all aspects of the Athletic Hall of Fame, including direct involvement with the planning and selection committees.
  • Assists with general game-day event management for home athletic contests.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and manages payroll for student employees assigned to work in the athletic communications office.
  • Performs administrative tasks and completes requests for information as assigned.

 

Marginal Functions

  • Contributes to a positive work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Contributes to the overall success of the Athletics Division and sport program by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

 

Supervision:

Received: Position reports to the Director of Athletics.

Given: Supervises Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, contracted photographer, and student employees/interns.

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer competency required. Experience with Stat Crew software, Adobe Creative Suite, SIDEARM Sports content management system, various social media platforms, video webcasting services, and video editing programs strongly preferred.
  • Basic photography skills and photo editing knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel for games expected. Regular evening and weekend shifts required.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, writing, and leadership skills, whether dealing with individuals or groups, and an ability to work well with different constituents.
  • Ability to learn and apply University policies and procedures to ensure operational compliance and reliable judgement.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects under time constraints.
  • Ability to successfully complete a background check and additional required employee clearances.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in athletic communications, sports management or related degree required; master's preferred.
  • Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required with prior experience in athletics or related field strongly preferred.

 

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license preferred.
  • Current CPR, AED, and first aid certifications required. Training and recertification can be provided if necessary.
  • Compliance with NCAA Division III rules and regulations required.

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