Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Communication
Upper Iowa University
Location: Fayette, Iowa
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Communication is a member of the Athletic Department Senior Staff reporting directly to the Director of Athletics. The Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Communication will oversee and administer all aspects and operations of an NCAA Division II Sport Communication office. Responsible for the daily maintenance, design, and operation of the department web site. Distribute news and information regarding UIU Athletics to various media sources and external stakeholders. Manage information and communication via social media platforms. Maintain all required statistical information and report information as necessary to conference office(s), NCAA, and others as required. Oversee home event operations of the working press area and scorer’s table. Prepare game day programs. Represent UIU Athletics at conference and national meetings. Serve as liaison with vendors associated with the sports communication function. Work collaboratively with coaches, staff, and campus members to promote UIU Athletics and its initiatives. Prepare materials for Athletics Hall of Fame committee review.
UIU offers exceptional benefits, including tuition remission, health and dental insurance, retirement, vacation and sick time, and much more. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references. To apply, visit https://uiu.peopleadmin.com/postings/3146. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Upper Iowa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelors degree required. Masters preferred. • Two (2) years experience within a sports information, sports communication, or media environment. • Ability to works nights, weekends, and holidays as needed and assigned. • Communication and computer skills are required. • Working knowledge and understanding of NCAA and affiliated conference(s) rules and regulations.
Competencies • Knowledge of NCAA and NSIC, GLVC and GLIAC rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of statistical information required for NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletics.
• Efficiency and the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines for a wide variety of assignments.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks and to coordinate multiple activities of events.
• Ability to work autonomously and demonstrate excellent judgment in decision-making along with establishing priorities and importance of tasks.
• Skilled in computer use and software applications, including database, spread sheet, presentation, content management, design and word processing.
• Ability and confidence to immediately address and resolve problems and issues is required.
Since 1857, Upper Iowa University has been preparing students to succeed—in the classroom and in the world. That rich history, coupled with a student-centered mission, has created a springboard for UIU to become a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced study. From our Fayette Campus to our U.S. Centers, our International Centers to our Military Centers, UIU has the people in place to help you succeed. Through our student success stories, you’ll learn how others have benefited from a UIU education—and you’ll begin to understand the significant advantages a UIU education can bring to your life, and ultimately to the lives of your family members.