Central Washington University is accepting applications for the Director of Athletic Communications. The Director of Athletic Communications will oversee all athletic communications and media relations operations of the athletic department including game-day press box and scorer’s table operations, development and dissemination of athletic-related press releases, maintain the department website, oversee all athletic-related social and new media sites, development of game day programs, develop and compile all statistical data, and work in collaboration with other internal and external constituent groups in the promotion of Wildcat Athletics.
Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
•Direct and supervise day-to-day operations of the Central Washington University Athletic Communications Office, including the direct supervision and leadership of one (1) full-time staff, one (1) graduate assistant, and 2-3 student assistants.
•Manage all game-day operations related to media requests, press box and scorer’s table, online streaming, assignments and operations.
•Coordinate all media responsibilities for the CWU Athletics, athletic-related and special events – press releases, press conferences, social media, statistics, media and information guides and game programs.
•Oversee and manage athletic website, social, and new media.
•Manage all aspects of athletic communications content for accuracy to the public.
•Work collaboratively with the University’s Public Affairs Office on all athletic-related news stories and events.
•Other duties as assigned
APPLICATION PROCESS: For the full position description and to apply, go to: https://careers.cwu.edu (Search Job ID 3803)
Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.
CWU is an AA/EEO/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.
Bachelor’s Degree OR any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Computer Experience (Macintosh and/or PC), Spreadsheet/Database Applications (i.e. Microsoft Excel, Access, FileMaker), Word Processing Applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Word Perfect), outstanding proficiency in desktop publishing software, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign
Strong written and oral communications skills, organizing skills, editing ability and knowledge of AP style.
Experience in Stat Crew Systems and Genius Sports Systems software.
Experience with website maintenance and back-end updating.
Knowledge and experience with online streaming and video systems.
Knowledge and working experience with social and new media.
Demonstrated ability and/or experience working with students and/or co-workers from a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and experiences.
Ability to create content designed to build brand and drive online engagement OR any combination of education and experience which clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Previous intercollegiate athletic experience in the field of media relations/sports information.
A record of promoting inclusivity in the work environment.
Internal Number: 3803
About Central Washington University
Year-in and year-out, Central Washington University fields one of the strongest Division II college athletics programs in the Pacific Northwest region and is concluding its fifteenth year as a member of the NCAA Division II. Wildcat athletic teams are perennially in the top half of the conference standing on the court and in the field, where they compete as a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference. Off the court, CWU ranks among the elite schools in the conference academically.The mission of the Intercollegiate Athletics program of Central Washington University is the growth of individuals through intercollegiate competition regardless of gender or race. The program provides educational benefits not otherwise fulfilled in the University curriculum: decision-making skills, citizenship, and a sense of self-worth, team affiliation, and emotional growth may be realized, while student-athletes learn to evaluate their performances in competition. Additionally, Intercollegiate Athletics encourages its student-athletes to take full advantage of educational opportunities at the university—to achieve intellectual goals while acquiring the experiences necessary to function in a diverse society.