Program Manager, Athletics Communications Lubbock 24517BR Athletic Director
Position Description Designs, implements and manages an assigned program. Typical duties can include but are not limited to: Identify funding opportunities, conduct program assessments, prepare program reports, oversee and manage program marketing and communications, manage program databases, supervise program staff, plan research activities, coordinate program events, participate in strategic planning, manage program files, establish program standards and objectives, direct logistical activities to promote the success of programs, develop and implement project timelines and ensures deadlines are met, oversee program budget, ensure goals and objectives of grants are met, assists in proposal writing, comply and analyze program statistics.
Work with local, regional, and national media for coverage of the Texas Tech baseball and football programs primarily and provide coverage for other programs as assigned.
Serve as first information officer for Texas Tech baseball and second information officer for the football program; responsible for coverage of other sports as assigned.
Prepare or edit athletic department publications for internal and external audiences, including press releases, social media posts, and website posts.
Participate in meetings with staff to discuss production progress and to ensure production objectives are attained.
Research production topics using all resources available.
Assist in the coordination and supervision of game day staff as needed.
Assist in mentoring and assigning projects to student workers and interns.
Manage host responsibilities in regards to television, media members.
Assist with arranging public appearances and interviews with head coach and student-athletes.
Assist in overall maintenance and upkeep of athletic department website (www.texastech.com) with specific focus on assigned sports
Responsible for maintaining statistical archives–both current and historical—for designated sports.
Comply with all NCAA, Big 12 and Texas Tech University rules, regulations and policies
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree and four years of experience developing or managing programs or projects. Additional job related experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
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.
Master's degree in related area.
Minimum three (3) years of full-time progressive athletic communications/media relations/sports information experience in a collegiate or professional setting.
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.