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Associate Director, Communications, Athletics

Company:
Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Category:
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs
Associate Director, Communications, Athletics


Job ID: 229835
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Summary
Provides various constituencies information about the various intercollegiate athletic teams at Kennesaw State University. Manages assigned staff and communications internship programs. Coordinates assigned athletics focused communications through a variety of media and electronic sources.

Responsibilities
    1. Serves as the primary communications contact for assigned sports programs
    2. Writes and disseminates news and feature stories on assigned athletic programs, events, student-athletes and coaches
    3. Identifies, implements and maintains online and social media presence to ensure department goals and strategies are met and to maximize exposure and increase following
    4. Generates feature content, video and other unique coverage for KSUOwls.com, the official website of Kennesaw Athletics
    5. Maintains website content for assigned athletic department units
    6. Records statistics for assigned games or athletics teams
    7. Utilizes social media as a method of engaging with fans, promoting student-athlete accomplishments and directing traffic to KSUOwls.com
    8. Produces online team record books, game notes and news releases
    9. Generates feature content, video and other unique coverage for KSUOwls.com, the official website of Kennesaw Athletics
    10. Responds to media requests timely and accurately providing information according to established guidelines
    11. Provides staff for home and selected away events
    12. Coordinates with appropriate staff members and coaches to nominate student-athletes for academic and athletic honors, scholarships and awards
    13. Oversees student workers and other event support personnel
    14. Works with appropriate staff members and coaches to nominate student-athletes for academic and athletic honors, scholarships and awards
    15. Supervises the assigned staff
    16. Leads and supervises the Communications Internship Program
    17. Assists digital media department with graphic design projects
    18. Collaborates on strategies to advance the department's outreach, brand management and reputation building efforts
    19. Maintains social media department goals and strategies to maximize exposure and increase following
Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Required Experience
Three (3) years of relevant work experience in marketing, communications or related field

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Degree in journalism, communications, Sport Management or related field Previous experience in athletics communications

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

ABILITIES
Able to work effectively while representing multiple causes and interests with diverse constituencies
Able to foster a cooperative environment
Demonstrated ability to organize and establish priorities
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

KNOWLEDGE
Familiar with Statcrew and ability to keep statistics at athletics events
Familiar with web site creation and update using Sidearm
Knowledge of NCAA regulations as they pertain to donors and fundraising

SKILLS
  • Strong relationship-building skills with both internal and external constituents
  • Skill in writing proficiently on journalistic deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, Windows and Mac operating systems, Adobe Suite, including Photoshop and Indesign)
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
  • Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette
Other Information
  • This is a supervisory position.
  • This position has financial responsibilities.
  • No, this position will not be required to drive.
  • This role is not considered a position of trust.
  • This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
  • This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
  • This position does not require security clearance.
To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=43000&JobOpeningId=229835&PostingSeq=1

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