Director of Athletic Communications
Company: NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association)
Posted on: September 23, 2022
POSITION SUMMARY: Reporting directly to and working with the
Director of Athletics, the Director of Athletic Communications will
lead and direct all aspects of the Athletic Communications office
and implement a comprehensive athletics communication plan to
enhance the Bluejay Athletics brand exposure. This position
provides timely, accurate information to meet the needs of Bluejay
fans, build campus and community interest, and tell the EU
athletics story. This position will serve as the official source of
communications for the Elmhurst University Athletics Department.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1.Responsible for all communications for the
Department of Athletics including, but not limited to social media,
local and national media, and campus communications. 2.Establish
and maintain a positive and consistent working relationship with
local media and University Communications to maximize exposure for
varsity teams, student-athletes and EU Athletics while serving as
the department's official media contact. 3.Responsible for
maintenance of Elmhurst University Athletics website. 4.Oversee all
athletics statistical compilation and reporting all scores and
statistics to the Conference Office and the NCAA. 5.Produce gameday
programs and information guides for applicable home athletic
contests. Produce game recaps, news releases, videos, and other
related content for all NCAA DIII varsity athletic programs.
6.Supervise, develop, and train the Athletic Communication Graduate
Assistant. 7.Maintain positive public relations with the community
through assorted, visible, acts of volunteerism. 8.Manage
nominations for student-athlete of the week recognition and
conference, regional, and national end of the year awards.
9.Coordinate photography and video content for EU Athletics and
solicit freelance or independent contractor coverage when
necessary. 10.Design and produce printed, and online promotional
and recruiting materials that are aligned with EU Athletics and
Elmhurst University Marketing and Communications department design
standards. 11.Travel with athletics teams on an occasional basis,
with an emphasis on travelling to postseason contests. 12.Manage
the operations budget for the Athletic Communications office.
13.Serve as a member on the Blue and White Club Hall of Fame
Committee and support the Blue and White Club through digital
media, publications, and assistance with quarterly newsletter.
14.Attend and participate in all athletic staff meetings as
determined by the Director of Athletics. 15.Endorse and support
other areas within the Division of Student Affairs staff including
attendance of meetings and service on committees. 16.Demonstrate a
strong commitment to continuous improvement. 17.Support mission,
vision and values. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Performs
other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics and/or the
Vice President of Student Affairs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor's Degree and writing experience required.
- Prior successful athletic communication experience.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, initiative and
- Knowledge of NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics and
- Ability to edit and proofread accurately and consistently.
- Interview skills.
- Photography skills strongly preferred.
- Must have strong work ethic and be able to work flexible hours,
including weekends, and evenings.
- Must be proficient with computer word processing skills and
must be able to learn computer statistics programs.
Keywords: NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), Elmhurst , Director of Athletic Communications, Executive , Elmhurst, Illinois
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