Assistant Director, Athletic Communications

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with experience and education
Posted
Jul 08, 2022
Closes
Aug 10, 2022
Ref
FAC8796
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Assistant Director, Athletic CommunicationsGeorge Mason University Intercollegiate Athletics invites applications for an Assistant Director, Athletic Communications position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities: The Assistant Director, Athletic Communications serves as the primary contact for Intercollegiate Athletics Women's Basketball program in one of the nation's top Division 1 college athletics markets (Washington DC) and in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Secondarily the position will serve as primary contact for one sport in the fall season and one sport in the spring season.Intercollegiate Athletics ProgramsResponsible for appropriate branding of Athletics and the University to create a positive reflection and image for the University as a whole.Media RelationsServe as primary contact for Women's Basketball program and one sport in the fall season and one sport in the spring seasonSocial MediaResponsible for developing and overseeing the execution of strategic social media and digital initiatives for Intercollegiate Athletics teams, including developing and managing campaigns, creating and supervising high-profile channels, and integrating interactive media into overall business strategies.Event Management SupportCoordinate media interviews, information for broadcasters and provide game information for assigned teams.Supervision of StaffSupervise interns, wage/student wage, statisticians. Required Qualifications:Master's degree in journalism, communication, sports management or related field or training and work experience at a level that equates to an advanced degree;Experience in Division 1 athletic communications department;Ability to build internal and external contacts, relationships, and credibility necessary to be effective;Experience pitching stories with a proven history of successful placements;Experience contributing to successful PR campaigns;Demonstrated experience in writing, editing and desktop publishing;Competency in word processing (Word, Excel), desktop publishing (InDesign) programs, statistical software (StatCrew), internet maintenance programs;Demonstrated success in building a large online community on behalf of a brand, growing both the size and level of engagement of its members;Demonstrated ability to integrate social media programs into overall communication and marketing objective and activities;Effective written and oral communication skills; andPosition requires travel and evening and weekend hours.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA10GZ at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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