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Director of Athletic Communications

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Posting Date

9/13/2021 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Director of Athletic Communications
UW System Title:  University Relations Specialist

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Associate AD for External Operations and coordinates and oversees all communications efforts, media relations, public relations, strategic athletics planning, social media management and sports information. It also serves, when assigned, as the athletic event and gameday manager for assigned sports. Works alongside marketing teams, fundraising, ticketing and corporate sponsorship teams to assist in revenue generation. Position is responsible for all digital media and promotional efforts, brand management, social media, product and digital content creation.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Game Day Related Activities: Prepare rosters; supply pre-game information to opponents; oversee statistical requirements at home athletics events; serve as the media liaison at home intercollegiate events; post-game media needs; website updates; update statistics for records and conference needs; pre-game emails; photography; interview requests; travel as necessary.
  • Athletics Information Maintenance: Update and maintain Green Bay Athletics website; archive statistical and photographic information for historical purposes; research information as needed for media and/or University needs; send information to hometowns of student athletes as necessary; generate stories/feature ideas for Voices and other media venues; promote and nominate for special awards.
  • Assist with overall campus marketing, enrollment and advertising initiatives.
  • Assist both the Assistant AD for Revenue Generation and Fan Experience and Director of Multimedia Services with projects and tasks.
  • Direct media relations contact for all media outlets and personnel; media liaison for all events and activities related to Intercollegiate Athletics at UWGB
  • Coordinate such events as media days, press conferences, conference championship hosting media relations efforts and other media specific events.
  • Initiate, coordinate and conduct campaigns to achieve conference, regional and national honors for student-athletes, coaches and staff members.
  • Coordinate all media operations during games, including assignment of seating for writers, statisticians, radio, television, photographers and scouts; and enforce post-game interview policies.
  • Direct oversight of social media strategy for all sports.
  • Create and maintain content on Green Bay Athletics social media platforms.
  • Assist teams with social media coverage and content.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor's degree at time of application 
  • 3 years of demonstrated success in communications, public relations, media relations, social media and/or gameday management 
  • Experience working in an NCAA athletics communications office at an undergraduate, graduate, or professional level
  • Direct working knowledge in various computer software programs, including Microsoft Office, the Adobe Creative Suite, NCAA Live stats, and/or website maintenance 
  • Design and creativity skills 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with graphic design 
  • Knowledge of SIDEARM SPORTS technology platform 
  • Higher level skill set in PhotoShop and InDesign
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, students, and the public
  • Work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Some travel may be required. 

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Salary

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

BENEFIT DETAILS
The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Director of Athletic Communications"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references
 

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Joey Daniels
Phone: (920) 465-2498
Email:  danielsj@uwgb.edu

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.