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Oakland University Athletics is a Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. Our Athletic Department is looking for a highly organized, driven and detail oriented individual to fill the position of Coordinator, Athletic Communications. The position reports directly to the Associate Athletic Director for External Operations . As a member of the athletic communications staff, serve as a contact for athletic communications, promotions, marketing and branding efforts for the sports assigned by the Associate Athletic Director for External Operations. Create solutions and ideas to promote and market programs across all traditional and "new" media platforms. Design, write and produce Web Guides, news releases and other printed material. Compile statistics and maintain records. Report statistics and information to the Horizon League and NCAA offices. Nominate and promote student-athletes for conference, regional and All-America honors. Assist with content/maintenance of the athletics website, as well as photography archives. Provide information to and develop relationships with local, regional and national media. Promote the overall vision for entire athletics program. Comply with all NCAA, Conference and University rules, regulations, ordinances, policies and procedures. . Report all known NCAA violations in accordance with institutional, conference and NCAA policies and guidelines.
Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Minimum two years of athletic communications/sports information experience at the collegiate level and/or professional level. Working knowledge of an intercollegiate athletic department.
Perform all job duties in a manner consistent with NCAA, conference and University rules, regulations, ordinances, policies, procedures and guidelines.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with others.
Adobe InDesign and Photoshop experience, as well as NCAA Live Stats/Genius knowledge.
Must be willing to work nights, weekends and some holidays.
Valid driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the University's insurance carrier.
Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.