Reporting directly to the Senior Associate Commissioner for Strategic Communications, the Assistant Director - Strategic Communicationswill be responsible for the following:
Manage the strategic communications efforts for ACC Baseball and other assigned Olympic sports.
Manage social media platforms of primary sports with appropriate content and assist in the strategic plan and execution of ACC social media platforms.
Present annual communications updates and analytics during coaches’ and committee meetings and/or teleconferences for all designated sports.
Serve as Communications point of contact for ACC events, including the ACC Baseball Championship and other championships for assigned sports.
Assist in communications operations of the annual ACC Football Championship Game, ACC Basketball Tournaments, ACC Football Kickoff, ACC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tipoff and other tournaments and events as designated by the Senior Associate Commissioner/Strategic Communications.
Build a professional relationship with the league’s communications departments and with local, regional and national media outlets across various platforms.
Foster relationships with television producers and talent (specifically ACC Network) for assigned sports and communicate information to enhance the perception of the ACC and its member institutions.
Represent the Conference at various events as assigned.
This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the employee may be required to perform, and the employee may be requested to perform additional functions and other duties as assigned.
Key Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate a calm, courteous and professional demeanor under pressure when working with a variety of situations and/or people.
Ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously.
High attention to detail and organizational skills. Proven team-builder and team player, listener, and collaborator; proven ability to maintain a positive attitude; reliable and dependable.
Proactive communicator with high level of organization. Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information.
Display a service mindset, integrity, professionalism, and accountability.
Always represent the ACC and its member institutions with pride and professionalism.
This position typically operates in an office setting but also at indoor and outdoor venues including stadiums, arenas, and fields. Additionally, please note the following:
Ability to remain sitting for up to 8 hours at a desk or computer.
Ability to remain standing/walking for up to 4 hours.
Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs. of equipment.
Due to the nature of the ACC’s business, travel will occur to multiple sites as dictated by major and minor event schedules.
Due to the nature of events indoors and outdoors, you must be able to endure varying weather conditions including wind, rain, and high and low temperatures.
Understanding that due to the nature of our business working hours can include nights, weekends and holidays as necessary.
Bachelor's degree or professional certification in Communications or related field OR the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired.
3+ years of professional work experience. Previous experience in college athletics strongly preferred.
Problem solving, critical thinking and excellent time management skills are required.
The Atlantic Coast Conference, now in its 71st year of competition and 15 members strong, has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. ACC members Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest continue to build upon the cornerstones on which the league was founded in 1953 with a consistent balance of academics, athletics and integrity. The ACC currently sponsors 27 NCAA sports – 14 for women and 13 for men – with member institutions located in 10 states. Women’s gymnastics will become the league’s 28th sponsored sport in the 2023-24 academic year. In August 2019, ESPN and the ACC partnered to launch ACC Network (ACCN), a 24/7 national network dedicated to ACC sports and league-wide original programming. For more information, visit theACC.com and follow @accsports on Instagram and @theACC on Twitter and on Facebook (facebook.com/theACC).