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Athletics Communications Coordinator

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Athletics Communications Coordinator

Job ID: 259122
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

University Athletics

Job Summary

This position plays a pivotal role in shaping and elevating communications and messaging in the Georgia Southern Athletics Communications Department across various platforms, including, but not limited to the web, social media, and print. The Athletics Communications Coordinator will serve as the primary communications contact for men's basketball and other sports as assigned and must have knowledge of NCAA rules and compliance issues, must have superb writing, editing, and communications skills and a proven ability to develop an effective communications plan to achieve goals.

  • Serve as the day-to-day media liaison for Men's Basketball and other specific sports to be determined based on department needs
  • Develop historical guides and story releases for respective sports
  • Assist with the development of athletic websites
  • Supervise publicity efforts for assigned sports
  • Assist and implement current social media and creative digital trends across assigned sports
  • Serve as host media coordinator for assigned sports for all conference and NCAA championships hosted by the institution
  • Compile statistics and records for assigned sports
  • Arrange interviews between student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and media for assigned sports and arrange press conferences as necessary
  • Be committed to and demonstrate understanding, acceptance, and compliance with NCAA and institutional athletic related rules and regulations at all times

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in public relations, communications, journalism or a related field

Required Experience
  • One (1) or more years of related work experience in the field

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of NCAA and Sun Belt Conference rules and regulations
  • Expertise with in-game statistical programs (Stat Crew, Genius)

Preferred Experience
  • Experience with various technologies, including graphic design programs (InDesign, Photoshop)

Proposed Salary

$19.95 - $20.43 per hour

This is a non-exempt position paid on a bi-weekly basis.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Two (2) Professional References

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
  • Knowledge of NCAA and Sun Belt Conference rules and regulations

  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills
  • Effective time management, detail orientation, and analytical skills

Apply Before Date

June 30, 2023

Application review may begin on June 9, 2023.

Contact Information

For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Proof of valid Driver's License upon hire and throughout employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Other Information
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Workweek may occasionally extend beyond 40 hours
  • Evening and weekend work may be required
  • Work performed in indoor and outdoor environments
  • This position will be required to drive
  • Travel required

Background Check
  • Standard + Education & DMV

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