Assistant Director, Digital Strategy & Ops

Aug 14, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Assistant Director, Digital Strategy & Ops

Job Number:

Stanford's Department Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (“DAPER”) supports the nearly 900 student-athletes who compete on the 36 intercollegiate athletic teams sponsored by the university. It also supports the campus physical education, recreation and wellness initiatives. Stanford's intercollegiate athletics department is seen as the premier athletic program in the country, achieving the highest levels of success both in the classroom and on the field. The core tenets of the Athletics Department culture, “The DAPER Way” are: Embrace Scholar-Athleticism, Pursue and Revere Excellence, Lead With Courage, and Work Cohesively. All department actions and employees are guided by these principles.

We are on a mission to become the best college athletics department in the country. Our sports teams speak for themselves in terms of athletic success (combined with the academic success of our student-athletes) and it is our goal to have the business side of our department to be equally top-notch. All employees contribute and help set the tone for the future of the organization. Currently, the Athletics Department is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Director, Digital Strategy & Operations.

Reporting to the Director, Digital Strategy & Operations, this position will enhance the digital strategy that serves all 36 varsity sports at Stanford. The successful applicant will have experience with HTML and CSS, graphic design and social media. This role will work closely with various groups in external relations, including but not limited to, communications, marketing, video, sponsorship and ticket sales. This is a full-time, exempt position.

Summary of essential job functions:
Utilize Photoshop, After Effects, Dreamweaver and Illustrator to create assets to be used across multiple digital channels
Synthesize content from 36 varsity sports to distribute on the main athletics Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts
Assist the communications, marketing and ticket sales staff with HTML/CSS requests on
Put processes and resources in place to help all members of DAPER perform at a high level across all digital platforms as a member of the Stanford Athletics Digital Strategy Committee
Serve as a contact for Stanford Athletics' web host vendor/rights-holder
Contribute to the ideation and construction of in-house microsites
Stay up-to-date on industry trends and ensure that Stanford remains at the forefront of the digital media landscape
Serve as the primary sport contact for beach volleyball, men's and women's rowing, and lightweight rowing
Other duties as assigned
A bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, information/computer technologies or related field
At least two years of experience in web design, graphic design or a related field
Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite software
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including research, fact-checking and editing
Ability to multitask and oversee multiple projects with multiple stakeholders at one time
Extremely organized and detail-oriented
Ability to work nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:
3-5 years of work experience in a related field
Web development and strategy experience
Graphic design experience
Passion for and strong desire to work in college athletics
Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations

Certifications and Licenses:
  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, sit, use a telephone and stand/walk.
  • Occasionally climb stairs, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally kneel/crawl, reach/work above shoulders and grasp forcefully.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Frequent travel and work on weekends and evenings.
  • All Athletic Department positions share responsibility for promoting and maintaining the integrity and reputation of Stanford University and its intercollegiate athletics program. In fulfilling this responsibility of this position the person hired is required to comply with both the letter and spirit of all University policies and procedures, laws, and NCAA and Pacific-12 rules and regulations.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    Job: Athletics

    Location: Athletics
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • Similar jobs

    Similar jobs