Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time, exempt position of Director of Athletic Communication. The Director of Athletic Communication coordinates information management for all NCAA Division III sports and develops original content for print and digital publications in support of athletics marketing. The incumbent also coordinates marketing, promotion, sponsorship and event management efforts of the department. The position is responsible for maximizing the number of positive media hits and minimizing potentially negative communications with respect to athletics. This position is located in River Forest, IL and reports to the Director of Athletics.
Establish strategies and measurable goals for Sports Information, and athletic marketing efforts
Produce press releases for media and the web site
Coordinate all athletic photography for games, media guides, and special events
Manage Social Media for all Athletic programs and department communication, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts
Work closely with external vendors in maintaining a high quality website
Produce weekly video interviews with Coaches
Manage after game interview with coaches and student athletes
Responsible for contributing information to historical archiving of statistics, rosters, and additional information in assigned sports
Media placement with targeted and most appropriate media outlets
Game Day coverage
Serve as Game Day event supervisor and coordinate support staff for home athletic events
Responsible for scheduling the scorer's Table - PA announcer, scoreboard and shot clock operators, official scorer, NCAA Stats requirements, and other personnel as needed
Responsible for effective management, hiring, training and evaluating all student staff, GA's and interns year round
Assist with fundraising and revenue goals for athletics
Develop new sponsorships and corporate partners for athletics
Create and implement within live broadcast of athletic events
Assist with Athletic Golf Outing event
Responsible for effective communications and promotions of special events, to include students and community involvement,
Including in-game activities and theme nights
Coordinate with game crew and game management to provide a positive game day experience
Understanding of all technology related to social media, NCAA reports and live stats information
Minimum Experience Required:
2 years working with college athletics in Athletic Communication area
Additional Salary Information: Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia health, disability and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are also available for employees and their qualified dependents.
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Graduate Studies, and College of Innovative and Professional Programs, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and in 2013 was named to the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth time. For the sixth consecutive year, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded more than 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at CUChicago.edu.
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