The Assistant Executive Director for Communications and Championships is a member of the Council of Ivy Group Presidents office's communications department directly reporting to the Associate Executive Director for Strategic Communications & External Relations. The position also possesses championship and postseason event responsibilities.
Demonstrate exemplary leadership, high-quality work and forward-thinking creativity within the strategic messaging objectives and standards of the communications department
Serve as a secondary leader of the communications department with elevated expectations and engagement in strategizing department goals and structure
Serve as a mentor and educator for office colleagues, particularly in graphic design and traditional communications responsibilities
Serve as a respected voice in both internal and league-wide meetings displaying confidence and actively contributing to the discussion
Provide creative guidance, feedback for department performance evaluations and forethought to future strategic goals to the Associate Executive Director for Communications & External Relations
Sport Specific Communications Duties
Coordinate the storytelling, publicity and promotion for assigned Ivy League sports, including sport-specific content and initiatives within the construct of the league-wide communications plan to widely communicate the league's message and content
Provide timely and accurate updates to all communications platforms (e.g., website, social media, media outreach) regarding updates for all assigned sports including scores, league standings, tiebreaker scenarios and postseason awards to maximize the potential reach
Serve as a media relations conduit for select sports to provide and pitch the league's messaging points and potential interest stories to local, regional and national media
Maintain essential record-keeping archives to preserve historical data and figures in assigned sports
Share timely and detailed updates for assigned sports with NCAA Committees to ensure all relevant information is available to the decision-makers regarding NCAA Championships bids needed
General Communications Duties
Oversee the league's visual identity, including graphic design, branding and licensing with league partners
Showcase a passion for use of cutting-edge technology and communications trends, including industry standards in social media, public relations, graphic design, video editing and storytelling
Execute a first-class experience for participants at league postseason events, including advanced promotion, on-site communication, post-event coverage and other duties as needed
Championships and Sports Administration
Provide creative ideas and feedback to continuously enhance Ivy League postseason events in an effort to ensure a positive student-athlete experience
Serve as a key contributor to the men's and women's basketball tournaments, including in-person attendance with various responsibilities at the event
Coordinate various aspects of Ivy League championship events with Championships and Sport Administration staff, including all pre-event preparations, on-site management of the event and post-event analysis
Serve and participate as a liaison to select coach groups, including developing the agenda and materials, coordinating the meetings, and providing consistent and clear informational updates and guidance to ensure each group is working in concert with each other and the league office
Represent Ivy League Office at various league and outside meetings and events as assigned.
Actively participate in office activities, including planning sessions, meetings, projects.
Assist with general office duties, meeting preparations, responding to telephone calls and correspondence
Other duties as assigned
5-7 years of professional experience preferably in communications, digital media or similar field. Bachelor's degree required. Graphic design background is preferred and experience working with Adobe Creative Suite programs (e.g., Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects) is essential. Ability to work with limited direction and supervision. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing and communication skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and willing to work select nights and weekends.
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