The Assistant Director of Education and Strategic Engagement is responsible for the day-to-day development, dissemination and management of education and communication initiatives and resources that support the health, safety and well-being of collegiate student-athletes. This position reports to the Associate Director of Education and Strategic Engagement to direct and implement education and engagement strategies for member schools, the national office and various external stakeholders.
Development, dissemination and management of education and strategic engagement products and initiatives in the area of health and safety to membership, national office and external stakeholders. Content editing, creative development and workflow management for health and safety deliverables, projects and initiatives. Direct SSI newsletter, social media strategy and web presence.
Draft, edit and facilitate the creative development of health and safety-related communications and educational content including, but not limited to, correspondence, memoranda, reports, presentations and SSI resources.
Proactively identify, engage and manage key stakeholders in the editing and review of health and safety content.
Manage use of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud account, including building emails and mailing lists, troubleshooting delivery issues and creating reports.
Serve as primary editor of the SSI newsletter. Identify article topics, draft content and manage the content editing and review process.
Direct SSI web presence including developing content, conducting audits, facilitating updates and overseeing maintenance of SSI web pages.
Direct SSI social media presence including collaboration with parent and niche NCAA social media accounts and the development of editorial calendars, unique content and engagement strategies.
Plan, coordinate and identify opportunities for exhibiting SSI educational resources and materials.
Monitor use and application of SSI brand standards in the procurement, production, dissemination and management of SSI materials, resources and print products.
Work collaboratively with other SSI services lines to develop and disseminate education and communication resources and initiatives in support of Association health and safety priorities.
Represent the SSI in internal and external meetings and presentations.
Complete miscellaneous projects as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer, Director and/or Associate Directors of the Sport Science Institute.
Serve on various department and national office project teams.
Other duties as assigned.
Job Skills and Competencies
Professionalism – The highest level of confidentiality, discretion and integrity.
Organizational savvy - Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.
Attention to detail - The ability to look ahead and anticipate needs.
Political astuteness - knowing what is important by understanding nuances and relationships; Understanding how various parties interact with the Sport Science Institute.
Customer focus – Prioritizing and anticipating membership needs and pursuing work in a manner that reflects a membership organization.
Collaborates – The ability to build relationships and partnerships when working toward shared objectives.
Manage complexity and ambiguity – Operating effectively when the way forward is not clear and making sense of complex and sometimes contradictory information.
Expert written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to give effective public presentation to both lay and professional audiences and to proactively and succinctly communicate information to a variety of managers and project stakeholders.
Drives results, vision, and purpose - Proactive problem-solving and decision-making with a level of critical thinking.
Tech savvy – Anticipating and adopting innovative technologies toward the completion of shared goals.
Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including effective problem-solving, time management and decision-making skills.
Ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals.
Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in health communication, health education, public health or a related field is required. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of three years of relevant work experience, preferably in health communication, health education or a related field.
Demonstrated ability to translate complex health, safety and medical ideas and information into high quality educational content for diverse audiences and stakeholders.
Experience with social media technologies and platforms. Salesforce Marketing Cloud experience preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and resourcefully, managing multiple assignments in a complex and fast-paced environment among competing deadlines.
Knowledge and understanding of the Association's structure and function (desired).
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 1244
About National Collegiate Athletic Association
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