Assistant Director of Athletics Communication

Position Information

University Code 11911 University Title Administrator 1, Athletics University Job Family Athletics ORP Eligible Yes For more information on ORP, visit: Retirement Plans
Recruitment Pool All Applicants Recruitment Type Single Title Scope of Search National Working Title Assistant Director of Athletics Communication Position Number 583530 Is this employee on a H1B Visa? Position Type Staff Job Status Full-Time FLSA Indicator Exempt Employee Group University Employee Department Athletics Office Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Position Primary Purpose and General Responsibilities

The Assistant Director of Athletics Communications will play a pivotal role in shaping and elevating communications and messaging in the VCU Athletics Communications Department across various platforms, including, but not limited to the web, social media and print. This position will serve as the primary communications contact for VCU’s men’s and women’s soccer and baseball programs.

All position responsibilities are performed in support of VCU Athletics’ mission to win conference and national championships, provide a first-class student-athlete experience, serve as a source of pride for the University and community and cultivate graduates who excel as leaders.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Minimum hiring standards:
-Bachelor’s degree;
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as staff member at VCU ;
-Strong writing skills and understanding of Associated Press Style; and
-Experience using prominent social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Preferred Hiring Standards

Preferred hiring standards:
-Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in communications and public relations or a related field required, preferably at the collegiate level;
-Strong graphic design and/or video abilities;
-Able to display competence with essential software InDesign, Photoshop and StatCrew; and
-Experience using prominent social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Required Licenses/ Certifications Anticipated Hiring Range $37,000 - $40,000 Application Process/Additional Information Campus Monroe Park Campus Hours/Week 40 + Normal Work Days/Hours Monday-Friday/8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (some evenings and weekends may be required) Job Open Date 02/05/2021 Posting will close on or before 02/22/2021 Open Until Filled No Job Category Is this a restricted position? No Is this position eligible to participate in alternative work arrangements? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Quick Link Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Every member of the university community has a stake in and responsibility for VCU’s continual achievement of inclusive excellence. Please share your past contributions toward promoting equity, diversity and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived and professional experiences will impact your commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment at VCU.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do yo have experience working in an Athletics Office within a university?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience using social media as a means to promote sporting events and/or athletics programs?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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