Saint Xavier University (SXU), a current member of the Chicago Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) and the NAIA located in a scenic residential neighborhood in south Chicago, invites applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Communications. The University’s athletic program fields 19 intercollegiate and serves almost nearly 500 student-athletes. Reporting directly to and working with the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Athletic Director for Communications will lead and direct all aspects of the sports information and implement a comprehensive athletics communication plan to enhance Cougar Athletics brand exposure. This position provides timely, accurate information to meet the needs of Cougar fans, build campus and community interest, and tell the SXU athletics story. This position will serve as the official source of communications for the Saint Xavier University Athletics Department.
Responsible for content generation and management of the athletics department website and social media channels.
Manage and maintain social media accounts for department and oversee the management of sport accounts.
Be innovative in storytelling on social media for department and teams.
Assist in content planning for assigned sports.
Write and edit various department communication materials, press releases, game notes and content for the department’s website.
Effectively tell the story of sports visually, on the website and on social media
Work closely with athletics staff to promote stories of the department through digital and social media platforms.
Coordinate season previews and reviews, nominate and promote studentathletes/coaches for awards.
Work with local media to promote SXU Athletics and Cougar student athletes.
Oversee student workers and assist with gameday staffing.
Travel with teams as needed.
Coordinate photography for department needs.
Serve as representative of SXU to the CCAC sports information and COSIDA.
Create and execute digital storytelling methods for the department.
Explore innovative and creative ways to tell the Saint Xavier athletics story
The position requires some travel and working evenings, weekends and select holidays in addition to daily office hours.
Other duties as assigned by the department leadership.
For complete consideration, a letter of interest, resume, and three personal references should be sent in one pdf file and emailed to SXUAADCommunications@gmail.com. Questions, inquiries, and nominations can be forwarded to Dr. Kurt Patberg, Senior Vice President of Athletics Staffing and Consultants at Kpatberg.firstname.lastname@example.org. The position is open and actively being recruited with the start of application review beginning on December 27, 2020. All applications meeting the stated qualifications will be considered until the position is filled. Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
About Saint Xavier University
Saint Xavier University (SXU) is a distinguished four-year, private
Catholic institution located in a residential neighborhood on the
southwest side of Chicago. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in
1846 and chartered in 1847, Saint Xavier holds the distinctions of
being Chicago’s first Catholic university, as well as the first Mercy
institution of higher learning in the United States.
With an enrollment of nearly 3,700 (2,955 undergraduate, 712 graduate students) the student body reflects the institution’s commitment to
diversity and inclusion. Saint Xavier is a Minority-Serving Institution and has
been a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) since 2014.
Saint Xavier’s curricular and co-curricular programs focus on leadership and
service as well as educating the whole person.
The athletic program at Saint Xavier is made up of 19 varsity teams that compete within the National
Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC),
and the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA).