The Assistant Director of Strategic Communications will serve as the primary media contact for the volleyball, bowling and baseball teams. The position also will manage the publicity for the department’s community outreach program. The primary responsibility of this position is to support the assigned programs by building positive publicity, while elevating the Tulane University Athletics brand. This position also will develop and execute a content plan on all digital platforms for assigned programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Maintain a good rapport with staff, coaches, student-athletes and media. Develop the yearly media guide, game notes and game day publications for each of the assigned sports and the institution’s community outreach program. (30%) 2. Regularly update content for TulaneGreenWave.com, Tulane social media platforms and emerging communications technologies. Assist with preparation for press conferences. Assist with promotional and public relations projects. (25%) 3. Promote stories to broaden the visibility for each of the assigned sports while enhancing the brand of Tulane University Athletics. (15%) 4. Educate and assist student-athletes in their preparation for speaking to the media. (10%) 5. Assist in the digital archiving process of the department’s past files. (5%) 6. Proactively promote players, coaches and the program for postseason awards. (5%) 7. NCAA Related: Ensures that all Department of Athletics and University related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Attends and participates in scheduled compliance seminars and complies with all the Athletic Department’s efforts to monitor compliance with NCAA regulations. Seeks interpretations from the compliance staff before acting when necessary. Reports potential rules violations immediately. Completes required compliance paperwork in a timely and efficient manner. Monitors all of their areas and/or programs activities closely to maintain compliance with applicable rules and regulations. (5%) 8. Performs other duties as requested or required, whether or not specifically mentioned in this job description. (5%)
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years’ media relations/communications experience or High School diploma/equivalent and 8 years’ media relations/communications experience
Experience with social and digital media
Experience in writing game stories and game notes along with editing and designing of media guides and game programs
Experience with InDesign and Photoshop
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong writing skills
Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators, student athletes and vendors
Strong organizational, management and leadership skills
Proficient computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and social media
Proven ability to multi-task effectively
Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
Available to work flexible work schedule including nights and weekends
Travel with sport teams for away contests
Through knowledge of NCAA and American Conference rules and regulations
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply to IRC15012 via the Tulane University Employment website (http://www2.tulane.edu/jobs/). The position closes on Sunday, September 16th, 2018.
Strong knowledge of social media platforms
Working knowledge of Dreamweaver
Internal Number: IRC15012
About Tulane University
Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 62 universities with “pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine. With a seventeen-sport program that competes in the American Athletic Conference, Tulane Athletics is on the rise, boasting one of the oldest and most storied athletics programs in the Southeast, and indeed the nation.