Creative Services and Social Media Coordinator

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Posting Details

Posting NumberS03743PWorking TitleCreative Services and Social Media CoordinatorDepartmentAthletics GymnasticsAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/DepartmentCollege/Unit/Department websitePosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information

Hours will vary based on gymnastics team needs. Nights and weekends may be required.

Advertised SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosting Date08/15/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/01/2019Special Instructions to ApplicantsLocation of VacancyAthens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification TitleMarketing/Public Relations ProfessionalPay GradeFLSAExemptJob FamilyAthleticsFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Proficient in PhotoShop, InDesign and other graphics design software and most social media platforms. Ability to edit video content to make highlight videos.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for creating, designing, and delivering a wide variety of dynamic visual, graphic, video, public relations materials and social media content for the University of Georgia Gymnastics across all social media platforms. Oversight of all initiatives and designs on all UGA Gymnastics social media platforms including educational efforts and the development and implementation of a strategic social calendar.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Knowledge of graphic design, communications, marketing, or a closely-related field. Experience in professional sports or collegiate athletics creative, communications or marketing areas.

Highly proficient design skills, videography skills, and a demonstrated ability to lead creative teams. Advanced knowledge of and experience with creative software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe After Effects. Demonstrated knowledge of social media trends and analytics. Experience with web design, including HTML and CSS.

Excellent project management and organizational skills. Ability to perform detail-oriented work accurately and to communicate effectively with a diverse population. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Exhibiting the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to University System of Georgia, NCAA, SEC, and Athletic Association rules and regulations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands and environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job; the employee will stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, feel; and reach with hands and arms, sit and talk and hear. The employee will lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, use close and distance vision, and peripheral vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but escalates to high during practice and athletic competitions.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Responsible for leading and executing creative/branding, digital, and social media strategy for UGA Gymnastics, including the following: managing all head coach social media activity, support assistant coach and student-athlete social media activity, guide the team in designing and executing creative content to drive and enhance fan engagement, brand awareness, communications and advertising strategy.

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Develops, implements and evaluates the strategic communications plan across the UGA Gymnastics audiences in collaboration with the Athletic Association. Decides who, where and when to disseminate. Puts communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities and works closely with the Athletic Association creative solutions and external teams to achieve goals. Coordinates the content for all social media channels.

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Build brand awareness and positive messaging to prospective student-athletes.

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Tracking and evaluating social media analytics to form strategies and ensure quality control; and forming partnerships with all Athletic Association external units.

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Mentors and leads part-time and student staff responsible for the sport-specific creative services initiatives.

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Assist with recruiting as needed, including organization of on-campus visits, communications, and overall strategies.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Portfolio
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 8/22/2019
      Application Due: 10/21/2019
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