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Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Digital Media

California Baptist University
Riverside, California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 20, 2023

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Job Title
Assistant Athletic Director for Communications and Digital Media

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Pay Range

The compensation for this appointment will range from $77,000 – $82,000 annually and reflects what California Baptist University reasonably expects to pay for this staff appointment. Actual compensation may vary based on the qualifications and experience of the applicant, as well as market conditions. In addition to wages, CBU offers a robust suite of employee benefits.

Position Summary Information


Manage and execute the day-to-day operations of the Athletics Communications and Digital Media office along with sports information responsibilities for assigned programs including men’s basketball within an athletics department consisting of 19 NCAA Division I sports under the supervision of the Associate Athletics Director for External Relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Understand and agree to abide by the mission of CBU and the CBU Athletics Department.
  2. This individual performs the role of an internal beat reporter, focusing on telling compelling stories in written, video, social media, graphics, or other innovative formats in collaboration with team members of the external unit.
  3. Supervises, manages, and trains communications team including Director of Communications, and Assistant Directors of Communications, as well as student workers and vendors and determines sports assignments.
  4. Maintain the athletics department website. Write and edit various department communication materials, including postseason publications, press releases, record books, and content for the department’s website.
  5. Work closely with athletics department staff and coaches to promote stories of the department through digital and social media platforms.
  6. Develop and write, both in news and feature form, press releases about coaches and student-athletes and disseminate this information to the media and the public via the athletics website and social media platforms to publicize teams.
  7. Nominate and promote student-athletes and coaches for awards.
  8. Maintain historical records, statistics, and photographs among other important department information.
  9. Oversee credential needs for the athletics departments, including producing and distributing passes for home events.
  10. Coordinate team schedule approval process with Associate AD of Facilities including coordination with the campus master calendar system while also managing schedule change form requests for the athletics department.
  11. Provide support for television, radio, and streaming broadcasts of games and events as needed for the athletics department.
  12. Manage the Communications and Digital Media department budget.
  13. Maintain vendor relationships, including but not limited to SIDEARM Sports, INFLCR, StatBroadcast, Genius, StatCrew, FOSH, etc. while overseeing any necessary training for staff.
  14. Assist in compiling information on athletics department accomplishments and highlights for the President’s Report on a regular basis.
  15. Coordinate the hiring and scheduling of student workers and game day staffing as needed.
  16. Adhere to all NCAA, Conference, and University policies, rules, regulations, and operational procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position supervises, manages, and trains communications team including Director of Communications, and Assistant Directors of Communications, as well as student workers and vendors in order to complete work assignments.

Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities
  • Ability and proficiency in Adobe Design Suite (i.e., InDesign, Photoshop, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite, StatCrew software, and Genius Sports.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues.
  • A thorough knowledge of: Business English and arithmetic; general office methods, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart confidential information.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent telephone courtesy knowledge and experience.
  • Ability to coordinate and organize meetings and/or special events.
  • Knowledge of standard budgeting and expenditure control procedures and documentation.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and
  • Developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  • Ability to resolve customer complaints and concerns.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and to draw conclusions.
  • Ability to travel, including domestic/international air travel, and work nights/weekends and holidays.
Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; and three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education. Master’s degree preferred.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Nondiscrimination Statement

State and Federal law permit California Baptist University to discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to either State or Federal law.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a Christian?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you attend church regularly?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If no, please explain (required):

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with the fundamental doctrines and practices of the California Southern Baptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message dated June 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)
    • Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)
    • No (I am in conflict or not familiar)
Applicant Documents
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
  5. Other Document
  6. Other Document 2
  7. Christian Experience Essay


California Baptist University

California Baptist University, one of the top Christian Colleges in the nation, is a private Christian university located near Los Angeles in Southern California.

CBU strives to help students understand and engage this purpose by providing a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities. Graduates are challenged to become individuals whose skills, integrity and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish them in the workplace and in the world.

California Baptist University is one of the top private Christian colleges and universities in Southern California. CBU offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and credential programs in Riverside, San Bernardino and online.

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