Assistant Athletics Director - Media Relations

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Job Title: Assistant Athletics Director - Media Relations
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 25052
Job Code: 1038 Administrative Analyst/Specialist -12 Month
Department: Sports Information
CompensationClassification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt II
CSU Salary Range: $4,693/month - $8,242/month
FLSA Status: Exempt

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About the PositionReporting to the Senior Associate Athletic Director, the Assistant Athletics Director for Media Relations works independently to achieve specified outcomes. This position provides coordination and oversight to the Athletics Media Relations department in all aspects of the operation. The incumbent serves on the Director's Council; Handles multiple deadlines while working hours that include nights and weekends; Works closely with the Associate Athletic Director for Football Communications & Special Projects on limited football related media relations projects; and must have initiative and foresight on all new digital media avenues and best practices throughout social media and digital networks.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

-Effectively interact with local, regional and national media members representing print, broadcast, virtual and social media outlets.
-Coordinate, organize and prioritize media interviews for student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
-Recommend effective short-term and long-term strategies for student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
-When needed, serve as a department spokesperson to the media.
-Oversee game-day press row operations for all sports other than football.
-Oversee the production and creation of printed materials such as media guides, game programs, game notes and news releases for the department¿s intercollegiate athletics teams.
Required Qualifications-Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university and/or equivalent training in related field of study

-Four years of progressively responsible full time administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative polices procedures, practices, or programs
Preferred Qualifications-Bachelor's degree in related field
-Experience in a college or university athletics media relations office or equivalent
-Demonstrated experience and proficiency in writing and desktop publishing
-Experience with website production
-Experience with sports statistical software programs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities-Working knowledge of and ability to apply techniques, practices and principles related to communications in the media relations areas.
-Demonstrated strong oral communication skills. Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills.
-Knowledge of copyright and applicable laws pertaining to the media, publications and public relations.
-Working knowledge of sports software statistical programs created by Genius, StatCrew, GolfStat, Hy Tek and comparable companies.
-Ability to learn and apply NCAA, conference and SJSU rules and regulations related to outside interest groups.
-Working knowledge of and ability to apply techniques, practices and principle related to communications in the media relations areas.
-Ability to identify appropriate communication vehicles for appropriate athletics messages.
-Knowledge and understanding of still and video photography and various media forms, their outlets, applications and uses.
-Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative and facilitation skills to gain consensus.
-Working knowledge of desktop publishing and complimentary software programs to produce printed materials.
-General knowledge of standard office technology and systems, and software applications such as: word processing, spreadsheet, FileMaker Pro and database management.
-Ability to identify potential story ideas involving San Jose State student-athletes, coaches and administrators.
-Ability to coordinate high-profile home athletics events.
-Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide lead work direction.
-Ability to work nights and weekends.
Application ProceduresComplete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

-Letter of Interest
-List of References

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: July 10, 2019 through July 24, 2019. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Contact InformationUniversity Personnel
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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 9/14/2019
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