Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing and Fan Experience
Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Location: Pullman, Washington
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: Commensurate on qualifications
Internal Number: 80026
The Director of Marketing and Fan Experience, in conjunction with the Associate Athletic Director of Marketing & Fan Experience, oversees the development, implementation, and execution of a comprehensive strategic marketing and promotions plan for all home athletic events for all 17 sports targeting a variety of diverse audiences including alumni, faculty, staff, friends of WSU, administration, and current students. Specifically, this position will have delegated oversight of game production for the football program and directly oversee the marketing of the men’s basketball. This position also manages a variety of public relation activities on-campus and within the community, including the direct oversight of the department’s local advertising. The Director of Marketing and Fan Experience is also responsible for assisting with oversight of the Marketing Department’s Student Internship Program, including the recruitment and hiring of student interns for the department.
A Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, communications or related field AND three (3) years of professional level experience in marketing, promotional or related work. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends on a regular basis.
Must have, or able to obtain, a valid driver's license by time of hire.
Advanced degree in marketing, public relations, communications related field.
Demonstrated successful marketing and promotion experience in athletics.
Demonstrated experience in the development and management of budgets.
Demonstrated work experience in sponsorship sales and contract fulfillments.
Demonstrated successful experience in management and supervision of internship or student programs.
Demonstrated ability to initiate and complete projects independently and with specific deadlines.
Demonstrated experience working in positions that require strong communication skills.
Possess strong time management and organizational skills.
Strong computer background with working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe software.
Ability to work with students, coaches, and administrators in a broad range of situations.
About Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
SOMETHING FOR YOU IN PULLMAN
Whether you are a student-athlete, an employee, or a potential employee, Washington State University has something to offer you.
The WSU campus straddles College Hill in Pullman, a college town of 25,000 located among the rolling hills of the Palouse region of eastern Washington. The University is the largest residential university west of the Mississippi, which enhances the friendly, traditional collegiate atmosphere for which WSU is known.
WSU is located within easy traveling distance of Spokane and Coeur d'Alene to the north. Seattle and Portland are less than 300 miles to the west.
Enter the future with the confidence that comes from real preparation. For a student-athlete, preparation breeds confidence heading into a big game. At WSU, the education a student-athlete receives, together with the programs available and great faculty, gives our student-athletes that same confidence for the biggest game of all: their future.
This education provides our student-athletes the skills to be critical thinkers and initiators, important skills in any endeavor one decides upon. Student-athletes can immerse themselves in a variety of learning situati...ons, ranging from high levels of interaction with professors to hands-on research projects and community and public service activities. The newest technology, numerous leadership opportunities, and study abroad programs further enrich the WSU college experience.
All employees of Washington State University have a unique and important role in the University community. The leadership roles of our employees allow WSU to extend its educational services throughout the state, with four campuses, research centers, and cooperative extension offices in each county of Washington. The expertise and commitment to WSU that our employees demonstrate on a daily basis exemplifies our World Class, Face to Face focus, and strengthens our relationship with the local, state, national, and worldwide communities.
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It is the mission of the Athletics Department to create and foster an environment which provides exceptional opportunities for all student-athletes to enrich their collegiate experience through championship performance on athletics teams which commit to national leadership, excellence and the highest moral standards. Consistent with the mission and values of Washington State University, the department is dedicated to enhancing the intellectual, physical, social, moral and cultural development of the whole person, while conducting all activities with honesty and integrity in accordance with the principles of good sportsmanship and ethical conduct. The Athletics Department values diversity, including gender and ethnicity, and is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all students and staff. The department pursues its mission while upholding the values, purposes and policies of Washington State University, the Pac-12 Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. We will strive for a strong financial and community base of support by presenting outstanding intercollegiate athletic teams which provide quality experiences and a positive identity for the University.
In pursuit of its mission, the WSU Athletics Department strives to:
Conduct all activities with the health, education and welfare of all student-athletes as the highest priority.
Conduct a program that is an integral part of the academic program, with the student-athlete as an active participant in the student body.
Enhance the culture of opportunity for diversity, providing equitable opportunities for all students and staff.
Enhance and build upon the traditions of leadership, individual and team achievements, pride and loyalty and commitment to 'give back' to the community.
Maintain a clear line of demarcation between college athletics and professional sports.
Recruit athletically talented students who are capable, prepared and motivated to succeed academically.
Provide staff, resources and facilities to support programs that are competitive in the Pacific 12 Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Maintain financially viable and fiscally responsible programs.
Foster a sense of community among students, faculty, alumni, staff and the larger community.
Provide a viable student development program that guides and assists student-athletes in defining and developing their academic potential, career vision and preparation, sense of responsibility toward community service and personal values and skills.
Establish and uphold standards of conduct for staff and students that are consistent with the development of strong moral character, responsible behavior and mutual respect.
Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509.-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.