Leads athletic communication team with planning of execution of 15 NCAA Division 1 sport information needs. This is including but not limited to: digital media, social media, print media, media requests, pre and post game media, annual yearbook development, delegating sport assignments to one full time employee and four graduate assistants. Supervises communications operations to ensure engagement with a larger audience.
Position Oversight - 50%
Understanding, compliance, and commitment to all NCAA, Big Sky Conference and institutional rules. Provide departmental oversight and strategic planning for all external communications involving Intercollegiate Athletics to include print, website and social media. Oversee game day and press box operations and various other duties. Provide creative planning and comprehensive content development as well as leading initiatives to build upon and enhance the NAU brand. Serve as an official source for vital statistics and general information describing university athletics and teams. Serve as a member of the department’s Senior Staff. Travel with teams playing away games to promote interest and attendance as required.
Communication and Outreach - 40%
Athletic Department liaison to local, regional and national media outlets. Serve as the point of contact for University’s Public Affairs Team. Serve as the primary contact for football and men’s basketball. Manage Communications team. Design, coordinate, and produce all publications, including media guides, news releases and brochures. Compile team statistics and records. Supervise content of website and social media efforts.
Other - 10%
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field.
1-2 years of relevant experience.
Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four...-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.
For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.
The Northern Arizona University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 15 men's and women's NCAA Division-I programs with more than 350 student-athlete participants. The university is a member of the Big Sky Conference for all sports with the exception of women's swimming and diving, which competes in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.