Job Title Assistant Athletic Director for Communications
Agency Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Department Athletics Programs
Proposed Minimum Salary Commensurate
Job Location Corpus Christi, Texas
Job Type Staff
The Assistant Athletic Director for Communications is responsible for all public-facing external communications, media relations, sports information and digital strategy in support of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Athletics.
Coordinate and direct the activities of the athletic communications staff serving 16 intercollegiate sports.
Supervise staff to include the assistant director of athletic communications, the creative services coordinator, and several hourly student staff.
Manage athletics website (goislanders.com) with oversight of all information and content including feature stories and student-athlete spotlights.
Serve as the primary athletics department liaison to local, regional and national media as well as other universities, conferences, and organizations.
Serve as spokesman/ambassador for the athletics department and the university.
Administer budget for the athletic communications unit.
Serve as primary live broadcast web streaming technician with the Islanders Digital Network.
Supervise the writing and circulating of news releases to the media.
Oversee social media efforts for the Athletics Department.
Create and edit various publications, including, but limited to, digital graphics, game programs, revenue generation materials and special event collateral.
Assist with the coordination of game day operations for several sports.
Maintain current and historical statistics including records for athletic teams.
Nominate student-athletes for athletic and academic awards within the university, conference and NCAA.
Organize all athletics photographs and supervise archiving of all video elements.
Recruit, train, supervise and schedule student-workers to help with gameday functions.
Collaborate with the School of Communications on projects and internships.
Travel with assigned teams as necessary.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism, sports administration, or closely related field.
Three (3) years of related experience in athletics communications.
Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong knowledge of SIDEARM CMS or comparable website management software.
Experience with Adobe Premier or other video editing software.
Live video streaming experience.
Intermediate skills in various computer programs including StatCrew, Genius, Photoshop and InDesign.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.