The coordinator for athletic communications serves as the primary media contact for various National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletics teams at Lindenwood University.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Job Responsibilities and Execution
Provides athletic results and statistical data to local, regional, and national media
Assists with game-day duties for sporting events
Assists with maintaining the Athletics department website
Provides requested information to the NCAA and various conferences
Researches aspects of the Athletics department’s history
Promotes and nominates student-athletes for athletic and academic awards
Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
Assists boosters, parents, and opposing teams by addressing inquiries and providing requested information
Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration
Promotes student athletes to local and regional media
Assists with social media campaigns and video broadcasting
Works closely with coaches to promote their teams through internal and external channels
Works with Athletics department administration towards departmental process improvement
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, sports management, business, or other related field
Prior experience in a collegiate athletics communications department or professional athletic environment preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Knowledge of basic video production
Knowledge of social media platforms, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, StatCrew statistical software, and web software
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to multitask and maintain accuracy under multiple deadlines and priorities
Strong attention to detail
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office setting
Some night, weekend, and holiday work
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Equal Opportunity Employer
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.
Lindenwood University, often referred to as Lindenwood or LU, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university located in St. Charles, Missouri. Founded in 1827 by George Sibley and Mary Easton Sibley, it is the second oldest higher-education institution west of the Mississippi River and since 1990 the fastest growing university in the Midwest. The University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 16,000 students a year through values-centered programs that lead to development of the whole person. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.