Assistant Director of Communications for Athletics
Location: Elon, North Carolina
Internal Number: 3356079
Assistant Director of Communications for Athletics
Requisition Number: 20122343 Type of Employment: Full-Time Regular Number of Months: Months Employed: June thru May Number of Hours per Day/Week: 8/40 Daily Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summary Position The Elon University Department of Athletics invites applications for an Assistant Director of Athletics Communications role. This position is responsible for assisting with the strategic communications and comprehensive public relations for Elon Athletics and the department's 17 NCAA Division I varsity sport programs. The Assistant Director of Athletics Communications reports to the Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Communications and will be an integral member of the Strategic Communications office. Benefits of Working at Elon University
As an Elon University employee, you'll join an internationally acclaimed university with a commitment to fostering a thriving community. Ranked among the most innovative, creative and best-run universities in the nation, Elon's personal approach to education extends to employees, whose growth, professional development and success is a hallmark of our training and advancement opportunities.
Elon University's home is the charming town of Elon, North Carolina, a small, friendly community located a short distance from the beach and the mountains, and among the vibrant cities of Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham. In addition to the beautiful canopy of historic oak trees iconic to our campus, you'll find boundless opportunities for family-friendly recreation, cultural events and outdoor activities. Hiking, water sports, fine dining and entertainment are just a few of the many happenings in the Elon area, making the region one of the nation's premier travel destinations.
Employees at Elon enjoy a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes:
28 annual days off, including holidays and vacation.
Immediate tuition remission for employees.
Retirement plan with an 8 percent contribution from the university.
Immediate eligibility for health, dental and vision insurance, along with free acute care and lab services at our onsite Health & Wellness Clinic.
Free use of campus fitness facilities.
Free admission to musical and theater performances, guest speakers, religious and ethnic observances, recitals, art exhibitions, entertainment and our Division I Phoenix athletics.
Eligibility for tuition remission at Elon for spouses, qualifying domestic partners and dependents begins at three years of service. After four years of employment, eligibility begins for participation in the Tuition Exchange, a national scholarship exchange program that enables dependents to enroll in nationally recognized partner colleges and universities.
Elon values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences and perspectives of our community members. As an equal opportunity employer, Elon's principles of diversity extend to race and gender identity, age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and other aspects of one's identity. At Elon, our employees respect human differences, passion for lifelong learning, emphasis on personal integrity and an ethic of service.
Education Requirements BS / BA required.
Degree/Major: Length of Experience: Two to three years related experience. Supervisory Experience: No
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Posting Date: 08/17/2022 Closing Date: Open Until Filled: No
General Purpose of Position Serve as the primary day-to-day liaison to the media for assigned teams, to be determined in conjunction with the Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Communications, and ensure the timely dissemination of accurate information, social media posts, pregame and post-game digital content, press releases, results and statistics.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Serve as the primary liaison to the media for assigned teams, and ensure the timely dissemination of accurate information, social media posts, pregame and post-game digital content, press releases, results and statistics. Have in-game and hands-on experience of relevant NCAA statistical software. Work hand-in-hand with the creative services team to create visual content. This includes some elements of graphic design, videography and visual storytelling to engage an audience through digital media. Experience in feature story writing. Write and edit press releases, game notes and feature releases; Maintain and update history and record books; Manage team rosters, statistics, records and photo archives; Manage and edit the athletics website. Work with the Athletics administration and coaches to conceptualize, design, produce and distribute print, electronic and video material such as media guides, recruitment publications, game programs and email updates. Provide digital media support, including strategic website updates, social media, video and digital asset management; Manage, coordinate and monitor all media relations social media posts. Be self-motivated, have knowledge and strong interest in college athletics, game production, social media and digital marketing. Be responsible for meeting deadlines and coordinating multiple tasks effectively and efficiently. Responsible for understanding and adhering to all Elon University, Colonial Athletic Association and NCAA rules and regulations. Other duties as needed or required.
Education and Experience BS / BA required with two to three years related experience.
Does this position require driving for the university? Yes
Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.
Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elons experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs 'Focused on Student Success.' Elons more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.
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Elon University has built a national reputation as a premier student-centered arts and sciences university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a No. 1 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and No. 9 for innovation. Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and the Institute of International Education has ranked the institution No. 1 in the nation for study abroad for 16 straight years.In addition, Elon is the only university in the nation ranked in the top-20 by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Student Success.” Elon’s more than 7,000 students prepare to become the resilient, ambitious and ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe.