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Communications Assistant

Job Summary:

The Communications Assistant supports the communications department by writing press releases, maintaining statistical data and running social media accounts to promote TCU Athletics, its coaches and student-athletes. This is a part time position working no more than 30 hours per week.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Serves as primary media contact for assigned sports.
2. Maintains statistical information for assigned sports.
3. Provides responsibility for content on social accounts for assigned sports.
4. Writes updated content for fact books, game programs and game notes.
5. Monitors and updates website content.
6. Works closely with marketing and video staffs.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field
• One year in communications and public relations setting

Preferred Education & Experience:

• One year in communications in a collegiate environment

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• Valid Texas Driver’s License
• Must be insurable under the University Motor Vehicle Requirements

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of working with a website provider, preferably SIDEARM.
• Skill in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Stat Crew/Genius.
• Skill in running a team or organization’s social media account.
• Skill with a camera and editing photos.
• Ability to write with knowledge of AP style.
• Ability to research and analyze statistical data.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors/outdoors and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position but some travel will be required.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

NOTIFICATION OF COMPLIANCE WITH NCAA REGULATIONS:

This job description includes the expectation of compliance with NCAA regulations. An institutional staff member who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations

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