Associate Director, Communications, Athletics
Provides various constituencies information about the various intercollegiate athletic teams at Kennesaw State University. Manages assigned staff and communications internship programs. Coordinates assigned athletics focused communications through a variety of media and electronic sources. Responsibilities 1. -
Serves as the primary communications contact for assigned sports programs2. -
Writes and disseminates news and feature stories on assigned athletic programs, events, student-athletes and coaches3. -
Identifies, implements and maintains online and social media presence to ensure department goals and strategies are met and to maximize exposure and increase following4. -
Generates feature content, video and other unique coverage for KSUOwls.com, the official website of Kennesaw Athletics5. -
Maintains website content for assigned athletic department units6. -
Records statistics for assigned games or athletics teams7. -
Utilizes social media as a method of engaging with fans, promoting student-athlete accomplishments and directing traffic to KSUOwls.com8. -
Produces online team record books, game notes and news releases9. -
Generates feature content, video and other unique coverage for KSUOwls.com, the official website of Kennesaw Athletics10. -
Responds to media requests timely and accurately providing information according to established guidelines11. -
Provides staff for home and selected away events12. -
Coordinates with appropriate staff members and coaches to nominate student-athletes for academic and athletic honors, scholarships and awards13. -
Oversees student workers and other event support personnel14. -
Works with appropriate staff members and coaches to nominate student-athletes for academic and athletic honors, scholarships and awards15. -
Supervises the assigned staff16. -
Leads and supervises the Communications Internship Program17. -
Assists digital media department with graphic design projects18. -
Collaborates on strategies to advance the department's outreach, brand management and reputation building efforts19. -
Maintains social media department goals and strategies to maximize exposure and increase followingRequired Qualifications Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experienceRequired Experience
Three (3) years of relevant work experience in marketing, communications or related field Preferred Qualifications Preferred Educational Qualifications
Degree in journalism, communications, Sport Management or related field Previous experience in athletics communications Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities ABILITIES
Able to work effectively while representing multiple causes and interests with diverse constituencies
Able to foster a cooperative environment
Demonstrated ability to organize and establish priorities
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlinesKNOWLEDGE
Familiar with Statcrew and ability to keep statistics at athletics events
Familiar with web site creation and update using Sidearm
Knowledge of NCAA regulations as they pertain to donors and fundraisingSKILLS
Strong relationship-building skills with both internal and external constituents
Skill in writing proficiently on journalistic deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, Windows and Mac operating systems, Adobe Suite, including Photoshop and Indesign)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.
To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=43000&JobOpeningId=229835&PostingSeq=1
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