Assistant Athletic Director for Communications

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Job Title
Assistant Athletic Director for Communications

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Athletics Programs

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description


The Assistant Athletic Director for Communications is responsible for all public-facing external communications, media relations, sports information and digital strategy in support of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Athletics.


  • Coordinate and direct the activities of the athletic communications staff serving 16 intercollegiate sports.
  • Supervise staff to include the assistant director of athletic communications, the creative services coordinator, and several hourly student staff.
  • Manage athletics website ( with oversight of all information and content including feature stories and student-athlete spotlights.
  • Serve as the primary athletics department liaison to local, regional and national media as well as other universities, conferences, and organizations.
  • Serve as spokesman/ambassador for the athletics department and the university.
  • Administer budget for the athletic communications unit.
  • Serve as primary live broadcast web streaming technician with the Islanders Digital Network.
  • Supervise the writing and circulating of news releases to the media.
  • Oversee social media efforts for the Athletics Department.
  • Create and edit various publications, including, but limited to, digital graphics, game programs, revenue generation materials and special event collateral.
  • Assist with the coordination of game day operations for several sports.
  • Maintain current and historical statistics including records for athletic teams.
  • Nominate student-athletes for athletic and academic awards within the university, conference and NCAA.
  • Organize all athletics photographs and supervise archiving of all video elements.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and schedule student-workers to help with gameday functions.
  • Collaborate with the School of Communications on projects and internships.
  • Travel with assigned teams as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism, sports administration, or closely related field.
  • Three (3) years of related experience in athletics communications.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree.
  • Demonstrated student-worker supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of SIDEARM CMS or comparable website management software.
  • Experience with Adobe Premier or other video editing software.
  • Live video streaming experience.
  • Intermediate skills in various computer programs including StatCrew, Genius, Photoshop and InDesign.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Posted: 10/6/2020
Application Due: 10/19/2020
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