FT; Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Irregular hours, some weekends, evenings, and holidays required.
The Assistant Director for Athletics Media and Communications is responsible for assisting the Director of Sports Communications in developing and implementing communications for 19 NCAA Division III intercollegiate programs. The successful candidate will work within the traditional scope of athletic communications, while also employing skills in graphic design, video, and written material to provide social and digital content to fans, recruits, media, and others. This position will report to the Director of Sports Communications.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Develop and execute creative and innovative marketing and promotional content for PLU’s 19 NCAA Division III athletic teams, while taking advantage of existing emerging technology.
Manage all video content for GoLutes.com and social media platforms, including all live stream home events, highlight videos, special event videos, and features.
Develop creative video content to support and enhance organizational branding and recruiting.
Cultivate fan engagement on all social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, etc.
Lead marketing efforts on all electronic media hardware, including courtside signage.
Oversee game day execution of established marketing elements, including crowd engagement and video productions.
Hire, train, and supervise student staff.
Serve as liaison with various constituents on campus including Marketing and Communications (MarCom), University Relations, Campus Life, etc.
Assist with traditional SID duties for selected sports including management of game day staff, video streaming, social media, and post-game recaps.
Assist in managing Athletics website content through the Sidearm Sports platform.
Assist with fostering and managing the overall athletics brand.
Remain current, knowledgeable, and compliant with all NCAA, NWC, and university rules and regulations.
Support and promote the university’s mission.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills, including tact, diplomacy, flexibility and ability to communicate ideas effectively.
Highly organized, detail-oriented, with the ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment.
Ability to establish and meet goals and deadlines, and independently follow tasks through to completion.
Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with a wide range of constituents in a diverse community.
Strong customer service orientation.
Ability to identify and implement innovative programs.
Proficient in video production, editing, processing, and outputting.
Skills in Adobe Creative Suite- specifically InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
Three years of experience in marketing, sports information, or related field in the sports industry.
Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.
Experience in higher education.
Additional Salary Information: PLU offers an excellent benefits package including tuition remission for employees and their dependents, retirement plan, medical, dental, paid vacation, major holidays off, and many other great university benefits.
About Pacific Lutheran University
Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) is a comprehensive institution with an enrollment of approximately 3200, including international students from two dozen countries. Located on the Pacific Rim in a uniquely scenic region, the university's campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. As a "New American College," PLU accents integration between its liberal arts program and professional degrees in the arts, business, education, nursing, and physical education, and embraces its primary mission of educating students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The University is committed to diversity, endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action, and actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.