Assistant Director of Athletic Public Relations - 501804

Employer
University of Richmond
Location
Richmond, VA
Closing date
Oct 21, 2021

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Assistant Director of Athletic Public Relations - 501804

SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director of Athletic Public Relations coordinates all media relations activities relevant to his/her assigned sports, including publications, website and game management. This person serves as the primary media contact for coaches and student-athletes and works continually to promote the image of Richmond Athletics.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as the primary athletic public relations contact for for women’s basketball and at least two additional sports assigned by supervisor by filling media requests, providing website and official social media updates, writing articles, producing recruiting materials, graphic design, video production and content creation, and recording and updating statistics in a timely fashion. Sport assignments are subject to change.
  • Responsible for all aspects of assigned sports game management to include coordinating with appropriate personnel for live video streaming; managing media requests, assigning personnel for in-game statistics, and producing game day programs.
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating RichmondSpiders.com and official social media sites with all relevant coverage for assigned sports; including video, press releases, and record management.
  • Serve as the liaison between the local and national media and our student-athletes for all assigned sports.
  • Provides media coverage of community relations events conducted or attended by our athletic teams.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Should possess athletic public relations/communications experience, including media, publications, design, and game management skills at the college or professional level.
  • Excellent communications skills; Individual should have working knowledge of Mac operating system, video operation and editing software such as Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro), Adobe InDesign; Adobe Photoshop; website publication tools; StatCrew and NCAA Live Stats.
  • Adherence to all applicable NCAA, conference, and institutional rules and regulations is required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; a master’s degree is preferred.
  • 1-3 years in college or professional athletic communications/public relations or video.

WORK HOURS:

  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
  • Some nights & weekends; some travel required

ABOUT UR:

At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

Organization

Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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