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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS FOR ATHLETICS

Position Details

Summary

Operating Title ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, COMMUNICATIONS FOR ATHLETICS
Long Classification Title COMMUNICATIONS&INFORM COORD
Location Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Department PSU Athletics     [PHATNX]
Summary of Position

Reporting dually to the Director of Marketing Communications and Creative Services (MCCS) & the Plymouth State Director of Athletics, the Assistant Director will support and implement marketing activities that will advance the work of the university, the university department of athletics and all university sports teams. Candidates will be capable of leveraging social media and digital communications and understand NCAA Division III athletics in terms of game day statistics and event management.

Additional Job Information

Review of applications will begin on September 12, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is otherwise closed at the University’s discretion.
Please provide contact information for three professional references that can speak to your work experience will be requested in the PSU application.

Posting Number/Job Order # PS0584FY18
Acceptable minimum level of education Bachelor's
Acceptable minimum years of experience 3-5 years
Other minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, journalism, communications, sports marketing and/or sports information.
Minimum of three years of related experience.
Strong working knowledge of in-game statistical programs.
Experience with website maintenance, updating and design.
Strong working knowledge of web-casting technology, video production and Social Media.
Knowledge of news, reporting, public relations, printing, graphics & editing principles.
Excellent organizational skills.
Some travel will be required.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in marketing, communications,journalism, sports marketing, athletic administration.

Salary Information

Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
Salary Range: $43,710 to $55,000.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/27515
Percent Time Information (FTE) 1.00
Grade 16
EEO Statement

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

Institution Information

We are transforming our campus to create a first-of-its-kind university organized around integrated clusters. Our goal is to provide an interdisciplinary and innovative learning environment. Students, faculty, staff, and community will connect to solve real-world challenges that will benefit people and organizations at all levels.
Our students will work in teams with faculty and partners within seven integrated clusters:
1. Exploration and Discovery
2. Innovation and Entrepreneurship
3. Arts and Technologies
4. Health and Human Enrichment
5. Justice and Security
6. Education, Democracy and Social Change
7. Tourism, Environment and Sustainable Development

Our integrated cluster learning model creates an educational experience that will be second to none and strengthens our legacy of interdisciplinary study and experiential learning.
Now is an exciting time to join Plymouth State and help shape our new kind of university and ultimately tomorrow’s leaders.

Posting Details

Posting Date 08/28/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Posting Open to Internal Candidates Only? No
Interested Internal Candidates Exist? No
Job Category Salaried Staff (Exempt)
Appointment Type Regular
If TERM position provide projected end date
Equipment/Instruments

PC or Mac –
Web-casting technology
Photoshop
Other Attributes:
Passion for collegiate athletics.
A “students first” mindset in all aspects of the job.

DOT Safety Information None applicable

Duties / Responsibilities

Job Duties

Duty/Responsibility

Manage all on-site athletics communication services, including in-game statistics and programs for home contests and championship events.  25%

Manage and update website content and social media platforms with scores, current statistics, records, rosters, photos, game notes, previews and recaps, interviews, special features, and video.  15%

Implement communications plan utilizing sports marketing techniques, technologies, social media, video and digital marketing tools.  10%

Distribute timely information about PSU’s intercollegiate athletics teams to Media.  8%

Supervise the creation and editing of game and team highlight videos.  7%

Compile, update, and report statistics to the NCAA and member conferences.  5%

Serves as the primary media contact for the Athletics department and each of the PSU sports teams and collaborate with campus constituents including alumni relations, student and academic affairs. 5%

Provides hands on learning for student workers in webcasting, statistics, sports journalism and various office duties.  5%

Serves as a member of the Athletics Department and MCCS leadership staffs. 5%

Ensure consistent brand messaging. 5%

Stay current on new technologies, best practices, and trends in marketing communications within university athletics. 5%

Support marketing activities for campus-wide initiatives, including but not limited to special and annual signature events.  5%

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe how you think this position supports higher education students.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other 1
  2. Portfolio 1