Wittenberg University is seeking applications for an Associate Director for Athletic Communication. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt-level position reporting to the Associate Athletic Director for Communications, Web Strategy, and Content. The Associate Director is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive athletics communication program that supports college branding and marketing initiatives. The Associate Director will work closely with the Associate Athletic Director, athletics administrative team and coaching staff to publicize and promote the athletics program and student-athletes.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
Work with direct report to maintain and enhance the athletics website.
Oversee the Student led Sports Recap Show - Talking Stripes.
Contribute to other college publications.
Provide photography for athletics.
Direct the reporting of statistical information.
Oversee sports social media channels and game streaming.
Responsible for staffing to cover home athletic events, including a game program, organizing relevant statistics and reporting to media.
Hire, train, and supervise interns and work-study students.
Establish and maintain records and history on all athletic programs.
Perform other relevant duties as assigned such as special projects, programs, developmental activities, etc.
A bachelor's degree in sport administration, journalism, public relations, marketing, or a related field is required. A Master's degree is preferred. One to three years experience in a related field required. Experience using web content and social media software required.
Write clearly and effectively, following Associated press style.
Demonstrate excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel) and statistical programs.
Have an understanding and well-rounded knowledge of various sports and college athletics.
Be able and willing to work nights and weekends and travel as needed.
Possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
Be able to interact effectively and appropriately with student-athletes, parents, alumni, faculty, peers, community members, and administrators.
Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of Wittenberg University and Division III.
Comply with NCAA, conference, and university rules and regulations.
Be able to remain in a stationary position for more than 50% of work day.
Have a valid driver's license required; must meet required insurance qualifications found in Wittenberg Motor Pool policies and procedures.
In surveying the grounds of what is now Wittenberg University, the Rev. Ezra Keller, the college's first president and founder, remarked: "This is a lovely spot for a literary institution." Today, that lovely spot encompasses more than 100 acres of rolling hills and hollows in southwestern Ohio, with architecturally distinctive structures that embrace Wittenberg's past and provide a beautiful backdrop to the teaching excellence and Lutheran-affiliated learning environment that has defined Wittenberg University since its founding in 1845. Nationally recognized for accessible professors, engaging classroom experiences, service opportunities, and valued athletics traditions, Wittenberg is home to 1,500 students, 60 majors, minors and special programs, three graduate programs, and 25 varsity sports.
Wittenberg University is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits package that attracts and retains talent to further the university's mission and contributes to the personal and financial well-being of employees and their families. From healthcare to our tuition benefit to vacation and holidays, our goal is to help our employees enjoy happy and healthy lifestyles, while maintaining a good work-life balance.