Responsible for the strategic communications, public relations and content generation for Elon University Athletics and the department's 17 NCAA Division I varsity sport programs. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Assistant Athletic Director reports to the Deputy Athletics Director, will lead the Athletic Communications team and will be an integral member of the department's revenue generation team. The Director must be an excellent team leader, content creator, social media manager and writer.
Four-year degree, Masters preferred
Previous full-time or part-time experience working in communications position within college athletics, professional sports or a highly analogous field
Experience with graphic design, Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, Illustrator, After Effects), Bridge, Spark or Audience
Hands-on experience with Stat Crew software preferred
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and an entrepreneurial spirit
Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple collaborative projects in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of NCAA and conference regulations
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time Regular
Length Of Experience:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversight of the Communications team, including traditional sports information, creative services, photography, social media, multimedia and live sports production
Serve as a member of the Athletics Department's external team, helping generate fan engagement, attendance at athletics events and revenue production
Liaison between the Athletics Department and University Communications, as well as between Athletics and Elon Sports Vision, the University's sports broadcasting unit
Serve as the primary communications contact for assigned sports and/or business units within the Athletics Department
Help create and manage content and production calendars pertaining to the dissemination of social media posts, pre- and post-game digital content, press releases, results, statistics, game notes, features, podcasts, record books, team rosters, archives and more.
Develop, track and improve relevant key performance indicators in social and brand engagement. Provide analytics reports in furtherance of this goal.
Provide digital media support, including website updates, social media, video and digital asset management. Manage, coordinate and monitor all media relations social media posts. Develop social media strategy in conjunction with marketing staff.
Be self-motivated, have knowledge and strong interest in college athletics, game production, social media and digital marketing.
Be responsible for meeting deadlines and coordinating multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
Responsible for understanding and adhering to all Elon University, Colonial Athletic Association and NCAA rules and regulations.
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered liberal arts university that values strong relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon's 6,700 students prepare to become the ethical leaders the world needs, putting their knowledge into action on campus, in the community and around the globe. Elon is known for academic excellence across the curriculum, and for experiential learning programs in study abroad, undergraduate research, leadership, interfaith dialogue, civic engagement and community service. Elon is ranked the nation's #1 master's-level university for study abroad and is a top-producer of Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Elon more than any other university in the nation for academic programs that
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About Elon University
Elon University has built a national reputation as the premier student-centered environment for experiential learning, with an emphasis on strong personal relationships between students and their faculty and staff mentors. Elon students are ambitious, curious and compassionate, inspired to be big thinkers and creative problem-solvers.
Elon’s rigorous curriculum is grounded in the arts and sciences and complemented by nationally accredited professional programs. The 446 full-time faculty members teach in more than 60 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs. Elon’s four-year graduation rate of 79 percent ranks in the top six percent in the nation.
Elon’s 6,277 undergraduate and 811 graduate students come from 48 states and 47 other countries. About 24 percent are from North Carolina, with strong enrollment numbers from the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and other states across the country.
Elon is ranked among the top-100 National Universities by U.S. News & World Report, with a #2 ranking for excellence in undergraduate teaching and #11 for innovation. Elon is the only university in the nation recognized by U.S. News for excellence in all eight academic programs “Focused on Stud...ent Success.” Included are #1 rankings for study abroad and learning communities and #2 rankings for first-year experiences and service learning.
Global engagement is central to Elon’s experience and 78 percent of students have at least one international study experience, often combined with internships, research or service. Elon is among the nation’s top universities for producing Fulbright Student Scholars and Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Elon’s Study USA program includes opportunities to study in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, Alaska and other locations.
The university includes Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences; the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business; the School of Communications; the School of Education; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Law, which is located on a campus in downtown Greensboro, N.C.