Assistant Director, Athletics Communications

Employer
Stetson University
Location
DeLand, Florida, United States

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Assistant Director, Athletics Communications

Tracking Code899 - 280Job Description

The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications serves under the Associate AD for Communications and assists with the day-to-day operations of the NCAA Division I Athletic Communications Office.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Assistant Director of Athletic Communications is expected to be proficient -- at a minimum -- in the following areas (on many occasions you will be expected to perform all of these tasks during the same work day):

Writing/Desktop Publishing

  • Ability to write game previews, recaps, feature stories and various other releases for distribution to the media and for use on GoHatters.com
  • Knowledge of and skill with Adobe InDesign via Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to produce game-day materials, such as programs, roster cards, game notes, etc.

Graphic Design

  • Knowledge of and skill with using Adobe PhotoShop through Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to produce various graphics throughout such as pregame, in-game and postgame graphics; award-related graphics; promotional graphics; milestones and records
  • Ability to manage the graphic design needs of assigned sports

Video Streaming

  • Knowledge of live video streaming procedures and techniques using Facebook Live, You Tube, Twitter Media Studio and other social media platforms
  • Film, edit and create video-related content including promotional videos, PSAs, interviews for use on GoHatters.com, Stetson Athletics You Tube channel, and social media platforms

Social Media

  • Ability to manage and utilize departmental and team social media channels which include but may not be limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, You Tube, Snap Chat.
  • Work with teams and others within the athletic department on creating and maintaining a significant presence on all platforms both in-season and out-of-season
  • Perform education of student-athletes on their social media usage and how it impacts their personal brand

In-game Statistics & Records

  • Basic knowledge and proper understanding of sports statistics for multiple sports
  • Maintain accurate records and results for all assigned sports.
  • Familiarity with stat programs such as Statcrew and NCAA Live Stats
  • Familiarity with live stats programs and formats such as Statbroadcast and Sidearm

Supervise, Schedule & Train Students, including GAs, Interns and Work Study Students

  • Train and supervise student workers (GA, intern and work study)
  • Schedule student work hours around academic workloads
  • Training the student work force is critical to our success

Photography

  • Ability to utilize and manage photo archives and work with local photographers to coordinate shooting of events

Website Maintenance

  • Experience with the operation of Sidearm is essential for managing rosters, schedules, student-athlete and staff bios, program record books, live stats, etc.

Media Relations

  • Respond to all media requests in a timely and professional manner
  • Coordinate media interviews with student-athletes and coaches
  • Communicate in a timely and professional manner with opposing SIDs and conference officials

ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS: General publicity for Stetson University Athletics; serve as Media Coordinator for Stetson hosted tournaments; assist Associate AD for Communications, Licensing and Branding with other assignments; compliance with all NCAA, ASUN Conference, MAAC, Pioneer Football League, Stetson University, and Athletics Department rules, regulations, and policies.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree

Required Skills
  • Excellent writing, editing and desktop publishing skills

  • A creative min

  • Strong verbal communication ability

  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and orally, and possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills

Required Experience
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in an athletic communications office or a related field
  • Bachelor's degree required in communications or related field
  • Expertise in relevant computer programs, especially Adobe Creative Suite, which includes Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and other programs
  • Knowledge of NCAA Live Stats/Genius, Statcrew, The Automated Scorebook is required
  • General knowledge of statistics in assigned sports is required

Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record as determined by the University’s auto insurance carrier.

Salary Grade: 3

Completed COVID-19 Vaccine status required

Job LocationDeLand, Florida, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

Organization

Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate.

But our story is about more than the buildings at our campuses and those who helped build them; it's really about our students.

The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accreditedby numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

At Stetson University, graduation isn't the end goal. It's just one stop along the way as students pursue something greater for themselves and the world around them.

At Stetson University, we dare students to be significant.

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