The coordinator for athletic communications serves as the primary media contact for various National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletics teams at Lindenwood University.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Job Responsibilities and Execution
Provides athletic results and statistical data to local, regional, and national media
Assists with game-day duties for sporting events
Assists with maintaining the Athletics department website
Provides requested information to the NCAA and various conferences
Researches aspects of the Athletics department’s history
Promotes and nominates student-athletes for athletic and academic awards
Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
Assists boosters, parents, and opposing teams by addressing inquiries and providing requested information
Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration
Promotes student athletes to local and regional media
Assists with social media campaigns and video broadcasting
Works closely with coaches to promote their teams through internal and external channels
Works with Athletics department administration towards departmental process improvement
Job may require other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.
Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, sports management, business, or other related field
Prior experience in a collegiate athletics communications department or professional athletic environment preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Knowledge of basic video production
Knowledge of social media platforms, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, StatCrew statistical software, and web software
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to multitask and maintain accuracy under multiple deadlines and priorities
Strong attention to detail
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.
General office setting
Some night, weekend, and holiday work
Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
Ability to sit for extended periods of time
Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function
Founded in 1827, Lindenwood is a dynamic four-year institution dedicated to excellence in higher education. Our historic campus is situated in the heart of St. Charles, Mo., a growing community of more than 65,000 just west of St. Louis.
We offer more than 100 degree programs through values-centered education that lead to development of the whole person. Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to an integrative curriculum that focuses on the talents, interests, and future of our students. Lindenwood is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Lindenwood University is known nationally and internationally for innovation, entrepreneurship, and extraordinary dedication to students. We believe that education is the way to personal freedom and responsibility, which are the keystones of any democracy. We have a heritage that dates back nearly 200 years. In that time, we have learned how to educate in a way that helps each student become an enlightened, principled citizen of a global community.