Director of Athletic Communications

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Director of Athletic Communications

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Intercollegiate Athletics

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $45,000 or commensurate with experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
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 vehicles.
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 organization.

Minimum Qualifications:
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

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree.
Demonstrated capacity for diplomacy and cooperative leadership.
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 state.
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 outcome.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Must be able to work in a hectic environment with the likelihood of continual interruptions and outside noise.

Posting Number: SP003023P

Posting Date: 09/17/2021

Closing Date: 10/1/2021

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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