The Catholic University of America is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Communications. The successful candidate will provide high quality internal and external communications support, organization, and promotions for the Athletic Department by managing the departmental website, social media effort, and provide game-day, statistical, and media relations support for twenty five (25) varsity athletic teams.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Media Relations Coordinator: Press releases to local and national media, coordinate all media relations, produce game programs and brochures for all 25 sports, and hometown awards reporting/releases. Work with coaches, staff and on-campus offices to ensure accurate information is available and dispersed through proper channels including various athletic conference and NCAA offices.
Statistical Management: Provide immediate post game stats and results to visiting coaches upon request, provide coverage at home games in order to ensure proper statistical record keeping, statistical database maintenance, provide stats/summaries upon request, and maintain all student-athlete information records.
Website Management: On a daily basis maintain up-to-date, accurate information that is available to website users, including but not limited to game stories, hours of operation, schedules, roster maintenance, staff directory, departmental announcements, archives, photos, press releases, feature stories, etc.
Office Management and Supervision: Delegate tasks accordingly to Communications Assistant and current assigned graduate assistant, hire work-study students, and oversee training and daily work. General maintenance of athletic communications office to ensure proper record keeping and information dispersal.
Marketing and Promotions: Coordinate social media, marketing and promotional efforts for varsity sports with support of Communications Assistant.
Game Day Productions & Equipment Maintenance: Coordinate all game day productions, including streaming video, audio, and live stats. Regularly check equipment relevant to game day activities to maintain proper functioning/usage.
Compliance: Ensure compliance with national, local, University, NCAA, Landmark, NEWMAC, and conference laws, regulations, standards, and codes.
A bachelor’s degree is required.
A minimum of three (3) years of practical experience in athletics communications and management; and/or an understanding of the intercollegiate athletics landscape and its operational responsibilities.
Familiarity with event production and college and university marketing and communications is strongly preferred.
Proficiency in computer software applications and desktop publishing (Microsoft Word, Adobe Creative Suite) plus in-game software packages (Stat Crew and NCAA Live Stats Software for all relevant sports and the Internet including PrestoSports).
Video production capability (i.e. Production Truck).
Social media platform (i.e. Twitter and Instagram) experience highly desired.
The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States. It is a Division III institution located in Washington, DC, with 25 varsity intercollegiate teams competing in the Landmark Conference, New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (football), and the Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference.
The Catholic University of America is an affirmative/equal opportunity institution and welcomes applications from women, minorities, Vietnam era veterans, and people with disabilities. All employees must be able to affirm and support the mission of the University in performing their duties.