Grand Canyon University’s Athletics department is currently seeking an Assistant Director / Director of Athletic Communications. This position performs a variety of multimedia tasks for the external promotion and storytelling of GCU’s athletic programs and student-athletes. Please note, the title for this position depends on experience.
Assist with planning and execution of department-wide and team-specific social media strategies.
Produce written content, such as game previews and recaps for GCULopes.com.
Respond to internal and external media requests.
Use appropriate software to track official in-game statistics of home competitions, as assigned.
Create and use digital media assets to enhance social media efforts.
Serve as primary communications contacts for women’s volleyball and softball teams. (sport assignments subject to change)
Develop working relationship with team’s coaching staff and student-athletes, as assigned.
Assist in the development of publications, such as media guides and game notes, using layout software.
Willing to pitch in at other events beyond assigned sports when necessary.
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Sports Management or related field is required.
At least 2 years of previous experience in sports information, sports media relations or sports public relations office is required
Must be willing to work, when necessary, beyond normal business hours, which often includes evenings, weekends or holidays.
Must be willing, when necessary, to travel with University sports teams to adequately cover needs during away competition(s).
Experience with digital platforms, including website management system, SIDEARM, and stat-keeping platforms.
Strong computer proficiency, including email, Microsoft Office Suite, social media platforms and other software applications.
Preferred familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop and InDesign.
Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
Internal Number: R000023914
About Grand Canyon University
Why Grand Canyon University?
History of Grand Canyon University
More Than 65 Years of Excellence
Grand Canyon University is Arizona’s premier, private Christian university where students find their purpose in pursuit of their dreams. GCU was founded in 1949 as Grand Canyon College in Prescott, AZ.
During its early years, Grand Canyon developed a strong reputation for quality education in teaching, nursing, health care and fine arts. After transitioning into Grand Canyon University and relocating to Phoenix, the university rapidly grew in the higher education landscape.
GCU now serves as a leading non-profit institute where students thrive academically, personally and spiritually on the university’s vibrant campus with state-of-the-art facilities and online through its innovative digital platform. With a $1 billion investment, GCU has been able to build new technology infrastructure, offer in-demand STEM programs, expand academic offerings and more, while committing to its mission based on a Christian worldview.
Exciting Growth & Expansion
GCU is experiencing an era of transformation and rapid growth that’s exciting not only for our students and local community, but for... our faculty and employees too! Our vibrant campus in the heart of Phoenix continues to grow with new classroom buildings, amenities and state-of-the-art facilities like GCU Stadium and Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark for game days like no other. We continue to expand our catalog of online and campus offerings in high-demand fields, impact the community with our GCU enterprises and focus on our commitment to service by revitalizing the community.
Thriving Work Environment
We welcome new talent to explore rewarding opportunities and the chance to be a part of something great. Here, you’ll join a fast-paced culture that values our Christian principles and work among teams enthusiastic about making a difference. You’ll be surrounded by colleagues who share your drive, push to raise the bar and exceed expectations within an energized and innovative work setting. Whether you’re pursuing a faculty or a position at one of the enterprises, you will play an important role in our mission to elevate higher education and help GCU students find their purpose, as your find yours at GCU too.
Generous Benefits & Special Perks
Take advantage of GCU’s full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k) savings plan, team-building activities, discounted event tickets, gyms in every location, financial planning services and worship events.
Working at GCU offers more than just a paycheck and generous benefits, it offers the opportunity to contribute toward the greater good and experience something greater than yourself. In addition to four weeks of paid time off within the first year, employees may take up to two additional paid days off to volunteer. Many employees choose to volunteer with GCU’s partner Habitat for Humanity and support this great cause benefitting our neighborhoods. GCU has currently renovated over 170 homes with a goal to rehabilitate 700 homes, and employees have volunteered 6,400 hours of their time.
Our commitment to education also extends to our employees and their families. We create pathways for employees to progress their career here, as well as continue their education for career advancement. Full-time employees may participate in an Education Tuition Discount Program that offers up to 100% of tuition costs for themselves and/or two family members.
We invite you to be a part of this exciting, unprecedented era of transformation! Help shape the futures of our students, university, community—and your own. Find Your Purpose at GCU. For more information, visit gcu.edu