Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications
June 8, 2018
Hickory, North Carolina
Full-time - Experienced
Operations, Operations - Marketing/Promotions, Operations - Video Services
4 Year Degree
Lenoir-Rhyne University, an NCAA Division II institution and member of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC) invites applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications.
This is a 12-month, full-time, benefits-eligible position.
General Description: Responsibilities include coordination of the publicity and promotion of the Athletics department, including press releases, publications, statistical information, graphic design, community interest stories, maintenance of the Athletics website, produces and integrates digital and visual graphic content into the media and communications strategy and manages social media channels. Serves as media liaison between the Athletic program and local media as well as the South Atlantic Conference and NCAA. The position supports the department’s efforts to provide alumni, fans, prospective students, and the general public an increased awareness of LR’s athletic programs. Evening and weekend work required as necessary with some travel expected.
Description of Key Duties and Tasks: 1.Recruits and supervises all media and communications staff including graduate assistants, interns, work study students, and game day staff. 2.Remains current with and upholds the rules and regulations of the NCAA, South Atlantic Conference and the University. 3.Oversees media and communications functions for all home sponsored athletic events and away contests when necessary. 4.Oversees and administers the statistical tracking and reporting of all LR intercollegiate athletic events, ensuring a high level of accuracy. Reporting scores and results to the SAC, NCAA, coaches associations, and other organizations. 5.Develops and updates media communications policy and procedures. Reviews and revises structure, procedures of the athletic media and communications office as necessary. 6.Develops, implements, and integrates a comprehensive communications plan with the overall athletic department marketing and promotional strategy. 7.Coordinates the athletics media and communications office with University marketing and public relations. 8.Oversees the administration of the athletic web site including all content management. 9.Responsible for budget management over the media and communications unit. 10.Nominating coaches and student-athletes for various awards at the conference, regional, and national levels with attention to nomination deadlines. 11.Serve as a key person on the athletic department’s senior staff reporting directly to and working closely with the Director of Athletics. 12.Performs other duties as assigned
Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree Preferred, Demonstrated ability to develop a strategic communications plan, Three years or more of related experiences in athletic communications at the collegiate level, Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, Strong interpersonal skills, Working knowledge of Stat Crew, Proficient in desktop publishing and website management, Proficient with social & new media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube), Familiarity with video and audio production, Strong computer skills including experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) Software or similar. Personnel management skills including supervision of college work-study, graduate, and undergraduate assistants, Ability to respond quickly and deal successfully under pressure, Ability to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple tasks while working under minimal supervision, Ability to use independent judgment.
To complete the online application process (required), candidates are directed to: http://www.lr.edu/employment.
While completing the application process, candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application and Resume (including the names and addresses of three references). The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. Any questions regarding the position or the search process should be submitted electronically to Kim Pate, Director of Athletics (Kim.Pate@lr.edu).
Lenoir-Rhyne University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree Preferred Demonstrated ability to develop a strategic communications plan Three years or more of related experiences in athletic communications at the collegiate level Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, Strong interpersonal skills, Working knowledge of Stat Crew Proficient in desktop publishing and website management Proficient with social & new media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube) Familiarity with video and audio production Strong computer skills including experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) Software or similar Personnel management skills including supervision of college work-study, graduate, and undergraduate assistants Ability to respond quickly and deal successfully under pressure Ability to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple tasks while working under minimal supervision Ability to use independent judgment
About Lenoir-Rhyne University
Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its main campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with approximately 60 undergraduate majors and 18 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last four years, the institution now enrolls over 1950 students at its three locales, and it intends to continue managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne p...romotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.