POSITION SUMMARY: This position, under the direction of the Associate AD/Media Relations, is responsible for serving as the primary contact for Duquesne women’s basketball, women’s soccer, volleyball and men’s and women’s tennis.
As a condition of employment, Duquesne University requires all new employees —full-time and part-time, including adjunct faculty—to get a COVID-19 vaccine and provide proof of their vaccination upon commencement of employment.
New employees requesting a religious or documented medical exemption from the vaccine must complete and submit a Duquesne University exemption request form for review and approval. To receive the appropriate exemption request form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Employees with approved exemptions will be required to be tested on a regular basis.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides assistance with planning and implementing communications strategies as they relate to the goals and objectives of Duquesne’s 17-sport Division I athletics programs.
Oversees media relations efforts for assigned programs. Communicates with coaching staffs and media to coordinate interviews, provide timely, accurate information and handle media needs before, during and after competition. Staffs home events and supervises the recording of accurate statistical information during events.
Provides timely content for the web including game recaps and previews. To report game results, statistics, student-athlete award nominations, coaches' award nominations and other pertinent information to conference offices, coaches’ associations and the NCAA.
Charged with developing an integrated brand marketing and communications plan that provides a strategic basis for the entire department, guiding both internal and external correspondence as well as public perception.
Monitors perceptions of Duquesne’s athletics programs and coordinate strategic messaging in conjunction with the marketing and branding department.
Assists with hosting NCAA and Atlantic 10 Championship events.
Maintains a working knowledge of and adherence to NCAA, Atlantic 10, Northeast Conference and institutional rules and regulations. Communicate any possible infractions to the compliance staff.
Self-starter who works efficiently and is prepared to offer new and creative ways to conquer traditional tasks. Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively. Strong organizational, communication and problem-solving skills. Contribute to a positive department environment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate strong organizational skills and an ability to communicate effectively with student-athletes, coaches, administrative staff, parents, alumni and the University community.
Must be available to work evenings and weekends as well as travel as required.
Performs related work as assigned and required.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution.
Minimum of three years of meaningful experience in media relations, athletics communications or sports information.
Master’s degree from in a related field from an accredited institution.
Knowledge of SIDEARM Sports web site client.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Ability to create and update documents using Adobe InDesign.
Ability to create and update graphics using Adobe Photoshop.
Experience with NCAA statistical software and ability to compile game statistics (StatCrew, Genius, Presto, StatBroadcast).
Demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms including, but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.