Department:Intercollegiate Athletics Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:Commensurate with experience Compensation Band:OS-OA03-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins July 16, 2018; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants To ensure full consideration, applicants please upload the following with your online application:
• A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly.
• Current resume, which includes dates of employment and clearly highlights experience that meets the required qualification.
Department Summary The University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletic Department's primary purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to be developed, tested, and encouraged to reach their maximum potential in every aspect of their lives. It is the steadfast goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide the most outstanding student-athlete experience by helping them to achieve excellence, both in the classroom and in their chosen sport. The department has approximately 250 administrative & classified employees and hosts over 600,000 spectators annually and represents the University of Oregon in athletic competition with other universities & colleges.
Position Summary The purpose of this position is to contribute a unique interpretation and/or analysis of assigned sports as the primary communications contact within the University of Oregon Athletic Department. The Assistant Director, Athletic Communications will interview and observe student-athletes, coaches, sport officials and competing teams; provide stories, updates, analysis and prognostics of the team and ensuing competitions to elevate interest in the athletic department and the specific team; provide interpretations, insights and analysis to fans and international media outlets via the GoDucks.com website, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other multimedia outlets; and act as the primary liaison between the athletics department and all media.
The Assistant Director, Athletic Communications regularly comes into contact with local media (Pacific Northwest), domestic and international media, coaching staffs, student-athletes, donors, fans, communication colleagues from competing universities, athletic department personnel and others key stakeholders of Oregon Athletics.
This position independently makes decisions regarding the handling of information available to the media.
Reports to Assistant Athletic Director, Communications.
Assistant Director, Athletic Communications is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, Pac-12 Conference and the NCAA.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. • Two years of experience in a collegiate communications/media relations/public relations/sports information environment. • Experience in writing game stories and game notes along with editing and designing of media guides and game programs. • Experience in Associated Press-style writing skills and proficiency in layout and design software (Photoshop and InDesign). • Experience serving the needs of diverse populations.
Professional Competencies • Excellent written, oral, and editing skills. • Creative and innovative. • Firm pulse on audience demographic. • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines. • Exceptional ability to work in a networked way, emphasizing collaboration in a complex environment. • Ability to perform detail-oriented work accurately and to communicate effectively with a diverse population. • Clear understanding of NCAA rules and compliance. • Ability to ask difficult questions, often in an emotionally charged situation.
Preferred Qualifications • Previous experience working with a collegiate track & field program or in the track & field industry. • NCAA Championships experience. • Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations or a closely-related field. • Familiarity with statistical software (Statcrew). • Thorough knowledge of all UO sports sponsors, including an understanding of the role of local and national media in assisting efforts in promoting our nationally recognized teams.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
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