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Assistant Director for Athletics Communications

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Assistant Director for Athletics Communications

  • 499561
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: May 14 2024 at 14:30 CDT
  • Athletics

Job Summary:

The Assistant Director for Athletics Communications is responsible for supporting the TCU Athletics Communications office by assisting with social media strategies for assigned sports, establishing positive relationships with coaches of assigned sports, department personnel and media, coverage of home events, travel with assigned sports, website updates, managing various office publications, maintaining statistical information, coordinating media requests and supervision of student interns.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Runs social media for accounts of assigned sports and develops strategies for year-round content.
2. Prepares information for social media and other platforms by creating copy; reviewing copy for correct use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling; improving clarity; checking for readability, style, and agreement with TCU policy; arranging for photography and video for social media, publication and archival purposes.
3. Creates, edits, and updates content for various online and printed pieces.
4. Manages projects by establishing deadlines, arranging for technical assistance, determining formats; coordinating actions.
5. Manages game day communications operations for assigned sports by coordinating media activities and working with other department personnel involved in the process.
6. Provides website maintenance for assigned sports.
7. Promotes TCU Athletics by facilitating interview, photo, and statistical requests from local, regional, and national media outlets.
8. Maintains and reports statistics to coaches, the Big 12 conference office and NCAA; compiling and organizing archival material.
9. Accomplishes office staff job results by assisting in training new employees and student workers; scheduling and assigning duties for student interns; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results for student workers.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Bachelor's degree.
• 2 years of experience in a collegiate athletics communications environment.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• Knowledge of NCAA rules.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• Valid Driver's License.
• Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of athletics communications techniques.
• Knowledge of organizational and problem solving skills.
• Knowledge of customer service techniques.
• Knowledge of interpersonal communications and presentation techniques.
• Skill in In Design, Adobe Photoshop, Stat Crew and SIDEARM website maintenance.
• Skill in strong oral and written communication techniques.
• Skill in graphic design and video.
• Ability to train and lead staff.
• Ability to research and analyze statistical data.
• Ability to evaluate and make recommendations to improve operations.
• Ability to prioritize.
• Ability to work independently and on a team.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

Notification of Compliance with NCAA Regulations:

This job description includes the expectation of compliance with NCAA regulations.  An institutional staff member who is found in violation of NCAA regulations shall be subject to disciplinary or corrective action as set forth in the provisions of the NCAA enforcement procedures, including suspension without pay or termination of employment for significant or repetitive violations.

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at https://police.tcu.edu/annual-security-report, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at police@tcu.edu.

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