St Edwards University
  • ATHL - Athletics
  • TX, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Director of Athletics,

Marketing and Communications

 

Overview:

The Athletics Department at St. Edward's University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Athletics Marketing and Communications.  While reporting to the Associate Director of Athletics for Operations, this position also collaborates extensively with the university's Director of Communications.  The position is responsible for the direction of a comprehensive marketing and communications program by coordinating all public relations, marketing and sports-information operations for University Athletics (comprised of 13 nationally competitive NCAA DII programs and cheerleading). The successful candidate will operate the department with integrity, ensuring alignment with the university's vision of excellence.  

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the official spokesperson for the university's athletic programs
  • Serve as the direct liaison between Athletics and the University Marketing Office
  • Supervise full time Sport's Information Assistant and Student Intern staff
  • Coordinate media and public relations efforts for the university's athletic programs
  • Provide oversight of the athletics web site and social media strategy
  • Provide media coverage for athletic department events not specific to a particular sport program
  • Coordinate the following for each of the sport programs
    • Facility and equipment set up and tear down for events, as well as game day personnel
    • Game day statistics and broadcast productions, programs, photography, media guides, etc.
    • Promotion of attendance in collaboration with Coordinator of Promotions and Fan Engagement
    • Content for social media and other video purposes (weekly video highlights, end of year highlights, etc.)
    • Nominations for honors and awards for student-athletes and coaches
    • Press release for each contest, award, community service event, etc. and pitch news stories to media
    • SEU record book updates
    • Travel to post season tournaments

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, marketing, communications, or a related field. Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum five years related experience.     Minimum three years as a supervisor (preferred)
  • Working knowledge of rules and statistics for each sport
  • Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, video editing and StatCrew software
  • Demonstrated understanding of print and electronic media, to include web site maintenance and social media
  • Must be proactive, a creative thinker, a problem solver, and a service oriented individual
  • Demonstrated superior communication skills, including writing, editing and public speaking, and experience communicating institutional messages to the public through external media, web and social media channels
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check required for selected candidate.

Salary: This is a full time position with excellent benefits.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Summary information on the St. Edward's University benefits package can be found here

About SEU Athletics:

The St. Edward's University athletic department has a long history of success in both NAIA and NCAA competition. 

As a member of NCAA Division II and the Heartland Conference, St. Edward's University, has captured 62 conference titles, advanced to the NCAA tournament 76 times and has produced 77 All-Americans and 95 Academic All-Americans since 1999.

 2015-2016 was one of the most successful years in school history:

  • St. Edward's University Student Athletes had a 92% academic success rate which tied for 16th highest in Division II.
  • St. Edward's also finished 55th out of over 300 schools in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup which ranks all schools by division for the athletic success by post season appearances and how far they advance in each sport counting up to 14 sports per university
  • St. Edwards University sent 7 of 13 teams to the NCAA National Tournament.

About St. Edward's University:

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is the premier private institution of higher learning in Austin. Enrolling approximately 4,600 students, the university offers approximately 50 academic programs for undergraduates and seven master's degree programs. The St. Edward's community is diverse and cosmopolitan. Students from more than 50 countries are currently enrolled at the university and St. Edward's partners with 21 universities located in 16 countries around the world. The university is committed to preparing students for success in a 21st century world increasingly shaped by globalization, ubiquitous technology and relentless change. Over the last two decades, the university has doubled its enrollment and invested more than $250 million in new campus facilities. US News & World Report has ranked St. Edward's among the top regional universities in the West for 13 consecutive years. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong focus on issues of social justice.

 

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants are invited to submit an application at www.stedwards.applicantpro.com Please attach a formal letter of application, resume, and a list of 3-5 professional references.  Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  

 

St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage women and minorities to apply to our vacancies and hire only U.S. Citizens and documented workers.

 

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