Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Communications, Social and Content

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Position Title

Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Communications, Social and Content

Additional Information

Inclusive Excellence Statement

At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.

Benefits and Community



Administrative Exemption



Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Serve as communications contact for conference champion football program and responsible for creating and implementing the overall digital communications strategies and creative initiatives for the Ball State Athletic Department. Will work directly with all sports in the creation and implementation of a social media strategy and content production. Collaborate with all stakeholders and multimedia rights holder to advance the brand across all outlets. Directly responsible for graphic content and digital media campaigns, as well as activation across sports. Explore and implement new and developing technologies to engage existing and new audiences with the Ball State brand. Serve as communications contact or support for additional assigned sport(s) to include creation of communications plan, responding to media requests, media pitches, development of game notes and related content. Serve as a member of the marketing and communications team working to advance our brand and strategically communicate the stories of our student-athletes and teams

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in journalism, broadcasting, communications, graphic design, advertising, or related field.

Minimum Experience

Minimum of two years full-time related experience. Knowledge of social media platforms and engagement strategy best practices. Working knowledge of photography, video production and graphic design.

Minimum Other

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Preferred Experience

Three years of collegiate or professional sports experience. Demonstrates strong knowledge of and proficiency in use of social media platforms. Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of brand, communication, social media, and/or digital media strategy.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

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EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


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Department Information

The salary range associated with the posting is $55,000.00 – $60,000.00.

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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Create and implement an overall social media strategy and content production plan to promote the visibility of all Cardinal Sports and enhance the brand of Ball State Athletics.



Job Duty

Responsible for creation and development of graphic elements for Intercollegiate Athletics.



Job Duty

Develop and implements a strategic communications plan and brand strategies for assigned sport(s).



Job Duty

Coverage of football will entail communications strategy, media pitches, head coach/player interview arrangements, weekly press conference coordination, radio show coordination, branding cooperation with football video/content team, award nominations and partnership with conference office.



Job Duty

Aggressively market news and feature stories through local, state, regional, and national media outlets



Job Duty

Maintain and report statistical information on intercollegiate athletic events.



Job Duty

Collaborate with and serve on the external operations team on initiatives that include marketing, communications, video and social media elements.



Job Duty

Provide support to the Director of Athletic Compliance and Eligibility in ensuring compliance in all areas of athletics media relations.



Job Duty

Perform assigned administrative duties in support of the media relations office.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Special Instructions Summary

In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide a statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service.

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Applicant Documents
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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Inclusive Excellence Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Undergraduate Transcripts

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