Under the direct supervision of the Director of Athletics Communications and Operations, the successful candidate will be a key member of McMurry University’s athletics media relations team. This position will permit the right person a unique chance to be a part of many exciting professional opportunities with the War Hawks’ 20-sport intercollegiate athletics program as we “Develop Champions for Life.” Evening, weekend and holiday work will be required as needed. Travel may also be required.
Expectations will include the following: *Development of social and creative media strategies to increase the department’s visibility. *Proficiency in Statcrew/Automatic Scorebook statistical programs; Volleyball and basketball expertise will be requirements of the job, as well as experience with Live Stats, as this position will serve as a lead statistician at many events. *Assist the Director of Athletics Communications and Operations with game-day set-up and operation’s needs. *Work with the Director of Athletics Communications and Operations to maintain and grow the athletics web site (familiarity with Sidearm is desirable, as well as with Stretch Internet). *Assist with hiring and training of student workers and interns. *Proficient with In Design desktop publishing, Photoshop and basic office software programs. *Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, while adhering to proper grammar and University editorial guidelines. *Other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics Communications and Operations and the Director of Athletics.
Occasional duties: The Assistant Director will be asked to lend expertise in other areas essential to the overall success of the McMurry Athletics Communications and Operations office. Some of these aspects may include: *Post-season scholar-athlete honors promotion. *Ability to recognize and promote individual features, volunteerism and other newsworthy activities by our scholar-athletes. *Oversee set-up and staffing of video broadcasts. *Arrange photography/video of scholar-athletes. *Serve on campus and/or departmental committees. *Design and produce game day programs. *Assist with annual events like the Hall of Honor and Athletics Golf Tournament.
Minimum Bachelors Degree in communications, sports administration or a related field, as well as 2 years progressively-responsible experience in a collegiate sports information office (internships and educational experience will be considered).
About McMurry University
Founded in 1923, McMurry University has gained a national reputation for excellence and value through the achievements of our faculty, students, and graduates. We are a liberal arts university offering bachelor's degrees in the fine arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, business, education, and nursing. Steeped in our United Methodist tradition, our 1400 students are affected daily by our Core Values: Christian Faith as the foundation of life, Personal Relationships as the catalyst for life, Learning as the journey of life, Excellence as the goal of life, and Service as the measure of life. We boast of an outstanding faculty and staff whose goal is to maximize each student's level of achievement and to expose them to those qualities that go into making a successful life. You can also read about us in 100 Colleges Where Average Students Can Excel.We are located on 40 acres in a quiet residential section of Abilene, Texas, a city of 115,930. Just as our university is large enough to offer excellent opportunities while avoiding the impersonal experience of a large school, Abilene is large enough to offer the amenities of a major city while retaining the safety, convenience, a...nd charm of a small town. Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top 100 safest places to live, Abilene has been an All-America City and a consistent winner in USA Today's "Make a Difference Day". Our monthly Art Walk in the restored downtown area is an exciting cultural event that has been showcased on Good Morning America as a model for downtown renewal. McMurry and Abilene are within a comfortable drive of most major cities and attractions of the Great State of Texas.