Operations, Operations - Event Management, Operations - Sports Information
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Athletic Director of Communications will oversee the day-to-day communications and media relations for all 24 NCAA Division III sports under the supervision of the Athletic Director. Serve as the Sports Information Director for assigned programs and support event operations. Identify, develop, and execute the athletic communications strategies to enhance the college and department image and support long – term communications goals.
DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Supervise and support telling compelling stories in written, video, social media, graphics or other innovative formats in collaboration with the communications team. Lead creative direction of projects, and oversee day-to-day tasks assigned to communications team. Ensure timely completion of tasks and efficiency/effectiveness in overall athletic communications operations.
Manage and maintain the athletics department website. Write and edit various department communication materials, including postseason publications, press releases, game notes, record books and content for the department’s website.
Coordinate game day staffing and set up for events, including professional and student employees.
Work closely with athletics and communications staff to promote stories of the department through digital, video and social media platforms.
Responsible for oversight and management of Athletic Communications department budget. Manage and oversee the obtaining of pricing, production, and delivery of project orders. Serve as the point of contact for outside production vendors with design questions or concerns. Serve as the point of contact and authority for brand and logo questions or approvals.
Support and oversee nominations and promotion of student-athletes and coaches for awards.
Maintain historical records, statistics and photographs among other important department information.
Travel with teams when deemed appropriate.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Requires education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree. Masters degree preferred.
Requires 3 or more years of athletic communications experience.
Requires excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively produce communications materials and communicate with employees, students, and faculty members concerning athletic communications issues.
Requires the ability to use a personal computer, spreadsheet, Adobe Creative Suite software, stat programs and digital/video editing programs.
Requires knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of standard office equipment such as a telephone and computer keyboard.
About Carthage College
Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.
Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community. We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.