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Assistant Athletic Director for Communication

at Carthage College

Posted: 6/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1083886
Keywords: office

Job Description

  • 15-May-2019 to 14-Jul-2019 (CST)
  • Kenosha, WI, USA
  • Full Time Employee

The Assistant Athletic Director of Communications will oversee the day-to-day communications and media relations for all 24 NCAA Division III sports under the supervision of the Athletic Director. Serve as the Sports Information Director for assigned programs and support event operations. Identify, develop, and execute the athletic communications strategies to enhance the college and department image and support long term communications goals.

Essential Job Duties

  • Supervise and support telling compelling stories in written, video, social media, graphics or other innovative formats in collaboration with the communications team. Lead creative direction of projects, and oversee day-to-day tasks assigned to communications team. Ensure timely completion of tasks and efficiency/effectiveness in overall athletic communications operations. (35%)
  • Manage and maintain the athletics department website. Write and edit various department communication materials, including postseason publications, press releases, game notes, record books and content for the department's website. (20%)
  • Coordinate game day staffing and set up for events, including professional and student employees. (15%)
  • Work closely with athletics and communications staff to promote stories of the department through digital, video and social media platforms. (10%)
  • Responsible for oversight and management of Athletic Communications department budget. Manage and oversee the obtaining of pricing, production, and delivery of project orders.  Serve as the point of contact for outside production vendors with design questions or concerns. Serve as the point of contact and authority for brand and logo questions or approvals. (5%)
  • Support and oversee nominations and promotion of student-athletes and coaches for awards. (3%)
  • Maintain historical records, statistics and photographs among other important department information. (3%)
  • Travel with teams when deemed appropriate. (3%)
  • Oversee photo database, including inventory, needs, and access. (3%)
  • Oversee office workflow and procedures, ensuring the development and maintenance of and staff adherence to written standards and processes. (3%)

Description of Nonessential Duties

Assist mailroom with color printing device, setup and troubleshooting files.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises a Full-time Coordinator of Athletic Communications, Graduate Assistant, and student staff.  Carries out supervisory duties in accordance with college policies and applicable employment laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualification Requirements

  • Requires education equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree. Master's degree preferred.
  • Requires 3 or more years of athletic communications experience.
  • Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively produce communications materials and communicate with employees, students, and faculty members concerning athletic communications issues.
  • Requires the ability to use a personal computer, spreadsheet, Adobe Creative Suite software, stat programs and digital/video editing programs.
  • Requires knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of standard office equipment such as a telephone and computer keyboard.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and/or hear, and/or use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, and/or walk.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move between 1 and 5 pounds while moving files, folders, or books 5 pounds to 25 pounds while moving print materials or equipment around campus.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

Work is performed in an office environment.  The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Institutional Information

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.