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Asst Dir - Athletics Communications

Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: January 11, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description
Position Description

Assistant in the planning and development of various daily business functions for various departments within the athletic organization. Ensure the athletic organization maintains a favorable public and stakeholder perception while fulfilling the organization's strategic mission.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Develop and manage publicity for various teams, serving as the primary contact for Volleyball, Softball and other sports as assigned.
  • Write, research, compile and edit various athletic department communications materials including press releases, game notes, game programs and feature articles for Volleyball, Softball and other sports as assigned.
  • Coordinate game day operations and supervise game day staff for Volleyball, Softball and other sports as assigned.
  • Assist in overall maintenance and upkeep of athletic department website (www.texastech.com) with a specific focus on assigned sports.
  • Responsible for updating record books and student-athlete/coaches' bios in a timely manner.
  • Serve as the social media contact for assigned sports. Contribute to the department's social media communication efforts.
  • Arrange public appearances and coordinate interviews with the head coach and student-athletes for assigned sports.
  • Promote student-athletes for various national, regional and conference awards.
  • Manage all host responsibilities in regards to television, media members.
  • Assist in mentoring and assigning projects to student workers and interns.
  • Responsible for maintaining statistical archives-both current and historical-for designated sports.
  • Arrange public appearances and coordinate interviews with the head coach and student-athletes for assigned sports.
  • Comply with all NCAA, Big 12 and Texas Tech rules, regulations and policies. Texas Tech University Overview Texas Tech University offers more than 100 undergraduate, over 100 masters, and 50 doctoral degree programs, and is in the midst of the most exciting time in the school's history. As the university embarks on becoming the state's next national research university, the opportunities for students could not be greater. Even with an enrollment approaching 36,000, the University prides itself on retaining the feel of a smaller institution where students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty. The University strives to foster an environment that celebrates student accomplishment above all else. Texas Tech is large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on each student individually, with a commitment to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the community, state, nation, and world. Texas Tech students come from almost every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.

    Texas Tech University Athletics Texas Tech University participates in the NCAA Division I and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference. The Athletics program proudly promotes its mission, "To Educate, Serve and Grow Fearless Champions," by supporting more than 400 student athletes in 17 different sports. Mission Statement To Educate, Serve and Grow Fearless Champions Guiding Principles Each day our focus is on our student athletes' experience.
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Win Every Day
  • Success is Built on Quality Relationships
  • Respect the Past & Invent the Future Texas Tech Athletics is seeking qualified applicants to serve as an Assistant Director - Athletics Communications. Please see the information below for more details about the position and how to apply.

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in a related field plus one (1) year related experience; OR a combination of related education and/or experience to equal five (5) years.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Master's degree in journalism, communications or related field
    • Minimum one (1) year of full-time progressive athletic communications/media relations/sports information experience in a collegiate or professional setting
    • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
    • High-level of customer service and ability to handle multiple tasks
    • Able to meet deadlines with organization skills
    • Knowledge of NCAA rules
    • Proficiency with online and desktop publishing, including InDesign
    • Familiarity and knowledge of StatCrew and online publishing software (Netitor)
    • Experience in working with social media tools
    • Flexibility to travel and work night and weekend hours

      Application Procedures

    • Apply online at http://www.workattexastech.com ; enter via STAFF portal and search for req#ID 15696
    • Shortcut URL: https://bit.ly/2AFt1KR
    • Required Attachments: Resume & Cover Letter
    • If you should need assistance with the application process, please contact Texas Tech University, Human Resources, Talent Acquisition office at hrs.recruiting@ttu.edu or 806.742.3851.

      As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant's race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech University offers a great benefits/retirement package!

      Internal Number: 15696

      Keywords: Texas Tech University, Lubbock , Asst Dir - Athletics Communications, Other , Lubbock, Texas

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