Manager, Communications and Branding

Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title

Manager, Communications and Branding

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

Lead internal design efforts with support from outside vendor(s) while serving as communications contact for men’s basketball and additional assigned sports. Contribute heavily to department’s content and branding strategies.

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Minimum Experience

At least one year of experience in college athletics, professional sports, creative agency, or content setting.

Minimum Other

Good interpersonal, management and organizational skills;

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

Master’s degree.

Preferred Experience

Preferred Other

Familiarity with Ball State athletics.

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Scoreboard Operator; Public Address Announcer; Statistical Staff.

Required Certifications

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 associated with the posting is $35,000.00 – $40,000.00.

Department Email or Phone Number

Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Create, edit and update content for various on-line and printed pieces.



Job Duty

Run and/or assist in social media accounts for assigned sports and develop strategies for year-round content.



Job Duty

Support content efforts of the department and play key role in design and branding strategy.



Job Duty

Manage game day communications operations for assigned sorts by coordinating media activities.



Job Duty

Website maintenance for assigned sports on



Job Duty

Promote Ball State Athletics by facilitating interview, photo and statistical requests from local, regional and national media outlets.



Job Duty

Maintain and report statistics to coaches, the Mid-American Conference and NCAA ; compiling and organizing archival material.



Job Duty

Support the Director of Athletic Compliance and Eligibility in ensuring compliance in all areas of media relations.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Position End Date (if temporary)

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Open Until Filled


Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

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 Univerisity through your teaching, research, and/or service.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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

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