The Elon University Department of Athletics invites applications for the Director of Athletics Communications and Creative Services role. This position is responsible for the strategic communications and comprehensive public relations for Elon Athletics and the department's 17 NCAA Division I varsity sport programs.
Four-year degree, Masters preferred
Previous full-time or part-time experience working in communications position within college athletics, professional sports or a highly analogous field
Experience with graphic design, Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Illustrator, After Effects), Bridge, Spark or Audience
Hands-on experience with Stat Crew software preferred
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and an entrepreneurial spirit
Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple collaborative projects in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of NCAA and conference regulations
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Length Of Experience:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversight of the Communications team, including traditional sports information, creative services, photography, social media, multimedia and live sports production
Serve as a member of the Athletics Department's external team, helping generate fan engagement, attendance at athletics events and revenue production
Liaison between the Athletics Department and University Communications, as well as between Athletics and Elon Sports Vision, the University's sports broadcasting unit
Serve as the primary communications contact for assigned sports and/or business units within the Athletics Department
Help create and manage content and production calendars pertaining to the dissemination of social media posts, pre- and post-game digital content, press releases, results, statistics, game notes, features, podcasts, record books, team rosters, archives and more.
Develop, track and improve relevant key performance indicators in social and brand engagement. Provide analytics reports in furtherance of this goal.
Provide digital media support, including website updates, social media, video and digital asset management. Manage, coordinate and monitor all media relations social media posts.
Be self-motivated, have knowledge and strong interest in college athletics, game production, social media and digital marketing.
Be responsible for meeting deadlines and coordinating multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
Responsible for understanding and adhering to all Elon University, Colonial Athletic Association and NCAA rules and regulations.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered university that values experiential learning and strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon’s 7,000 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for engaged learning programs in study abroad, internships, undergraduate research, leadership and community service. Elon is ranked the nation’s #1 master’s-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. Elon leads the nation in the annual U.S. News & World Report recognition for academic programs that “Focus on Student Success.” More than 435 full-time faculty members teach in six academic units: Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top 10 percent of U.S. private uni...versities. The student-faculty ratio is 12-1, and the average class size is 20. The university’s 656-acre residential campus in the Town of Elon, N.C., is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s finest environments for learning. The Elon Phoenix NCAA Division I athletic program is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association.