University of Idaho
Director of Athletic Communications
$45,000 or commensurate with experience
Within the Athletics Department, the Director for Athletic
Communications reports to the Athletic Director and is responsible
for athletic communication activities of the Intercollegiate
Athletics Department. Duties include; writing and distributing news
releases, developing and maintaining media contacts, media and
support and counsel to senior level leadership, researching
background data and interview sources to prepare and disseminate
media guides, releases, brochures, and other public information
This role provides input for department information and public
relations goals and priorities, advising and training university
representatives regarding communication issues and methods. The
person in this role will use digital media to create and
disseminate all department related social media postings and use
all forms of media to promote all University athletic programs.
This person will serve as a media liaison with the expectation of
establishing and maintaining positive relationships with national,
regional and local media.
The Director for Athletic Communications exercises full discretion
and uses independent judgment with respect to all decisions
regarding communications for the University Intercollegiate
Athletics Department and will at times serve as a university
spokesperson. This position will work within the University
Communications structure and collaborate with members of their
Bachelor’s degree Minimum 4 years experience in athletic
communications, preferably in a University structure.
Experience working with coaches and staff
Experience managing athletics events and game day staff
Extensive knowledge of:
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Website management
- Management of major news events
- Digital media and social media strategies
Demonstrated capacity for diplomacy and cooperative
Experience in leading a team of three or more staff members.
Crisis management experience.
Content scheduling and management experience.
Proven advancement of social media and working knowledge of trends
within college athletics. Experience with visual content creation
including photo, video and graphic design.
Proven experience in working with marketing/external staff to
enhance game day experience.
Knowledge of the state of Idaho and the media personalities in the
Hall of fame management.
Demonstrated ability to take an idea from concept to implementation
of a plan, to executing the plan that will produce a positive
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Must be able to work in a hectic environment with the likelihood of
continual interruptions and outside noise.
Open Until Filled:
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative