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Director of Athletic Communications

Employer
Denison University
Location
Granville, OH
Closing date
Jul 23, 2021

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Job Details

Position Type:

Administrative Staff

Classification Title:

Administrative Staff

Position Title:

Director of Athletic Communications

Position Number:

A00058

Pay Grade Level:

AD 01

Salary:

Competitive based on qualifications. Expected salary range will be discussed with candidates selected for screening interviews.

Department:

Athletics

Posting Number:

S 121300901

Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Months:

12 months

FTE:

1

Basic Function:

Provide experienced professional leadership in Athletic Communications for the promotion of 26 intercollegiate sports. Individuals must have demonstrated success in the management of an Athletic Communications department. Provide top-notch marketing and promotion of high achieving varsity sports across campus, within the local community, and nationally through multiple methods.
Management and coordination of all operations related to Athletic Communications including but not limited to media relations, forward thinking creative solutions, and collaboration with University Communications. Must have a commitment to equity and inclusion in all facets of the job.

Essential Job Functions:

Coordinate the day-to-day publicity of Denison’s 26 varsity sports while serving as primary media contact for Denison Athletics.

Serve as Director of the Denison Sports Network (DSN). The multimedia network features hundreds of live streaming events annually.

Coordinate and assist with game day operations; press row/press box management for home athletics events, to include student assistants and part-time employees, and serve as host for visiting media.

Develop and maintain official website of Denison Athletics.

Hands on knowledge of statistical systems: Stat Crew, Presto Stats systems, NCAA Live Stats. Knowledge of video streaming (BlueFrame Technology) and Adobe Creative Suite are desired.

Direct and produce all sports information materials such as but not limited to; writing and editing press releases, game stories, features on student-athletes.

Oversee the management of all athletic department social media accounts and assist individual sports with their social media accounts.
Cultivate a collaborative relationship between the coaching staff, student-athletes, and the media.

Develop and implement office policies for the Athletic Communications Department.

Manage the budget; organize publications production flow; assist with advertising for publications.

Cultivate a collaborative relationship between the Athletic Communications office and University Communications.

Aid with Varsity D Association events, The James T. Glerum Jr Top 50 Scholar Athlete Honors Celebration/Banquet, Denison Day of Giving campaign and any other special events.

Assist the Director of the Varsity D Association in all matters including Hall of Fame.

Comply with all University, NCAA, and NCAC guidelines.

Essential Job Duties are intended to be examples of duties and are not intended to be all inclusive. There will be other duties as assigned. The individual holding this position will serve as a representative of the University and shall promote a positive impression by always demonstrating a collegial and professional customer-service approach.

Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum of five years of related experience in higher education, intercollegiate athletics.

Must possess growth mindset with elite interpersonal skills.

Demonstrated grace under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines while working hours that include nights and weekends.

Must have initiative and foresight on all new digital media avenues, statistical programs and best practices throughout social media and digital networks.

Exceptional interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with key constituents in a broad range of industries/fields.

Strong strategic and project management skills. Strong analytical reasoning and problem-solving skills. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to produce and present polished media materials to a variety of constituents including alumni, prospective student-athletes, parents, and students.

Evidence of achievement as an empowering and energizing team leader.
Commitment to the mission of a liberal arts college.
Commitment to ensuring equality of access and opportunity for all students and ability to assess potential employers’ commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Willing and available to work nights and weekends as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree
5-7 years of leadership experience preferred.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to carry 30lbs of equipment to various athletic venues for set-up.

Contact(s):

Tiffany Ozbun

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Open Date:

06/22/2021

Close Date:

07/23/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Additional Information:

The position will be open until filled.

Denison University Background Check Statement:

The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.

Denison University EEO Statement :

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide) . Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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