The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director of Athletic Communications to support the Athletic Communications office.
The Assistant Director Athletic Communications position exists to provide support for the athletics communications, media relations, storytelling, and branding needs of the Athletics Department and assigned Olympic sport programs. In addition to general communications, and media relations provided for sport programs, the position is responsible for supporting assigned programs in image and brand building to positively impact and elevate the Virginia Athletics brand. This position will also develop and execute long-term strategic digital communications for assigned programs. The position will oversee the creation of graphics, photography assets and video projects for both content creation and branding purposes on digital platforms and social media channels. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: exemplary customer service to internal and external constituencies; planning and directing the communication of information through news releases, photography, creative video, social media outlets, other electronic means and personal contact; working with media representatives at the local, state and national level; event management; supervising student assistants and creating, designing and writing creative content (digital and print) for assigned sports.
Education: A Bachelor's Degree is required, preferably with a major/minor in English, Journalism or Communications.
Experience: 1-3 years of experience in Athletics communications or a related field is required.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of sports programs with the ability to prepare communications on sport programs. Demonstrated knowledge communication tools such as; graphics design, photography, videography, digital editing, desktop publishing, social media, and the operation of statistical computer programs. Ability to convey information, and/or plans clearly in written format. Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in interactions with all UVA and Athletics Department staff, outside community including fans, visitors, the press, prospective students, parents, and other constituencies. Must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to supervise student workers. Ability to present a professional demeanor and maintain confidentiality while delivering a high level of internal and external customer service.
Computer Applications: Knowledge of computers and software: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, social media applications, and statistical programs.
Education: Master's Degree.
Experience: 4+ years of related experience in Athletics communications. Experience with Division I level.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Familiarity with NCAA and ACC rules and regulations, graphics design, photography and videography.
Computer Applications: Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite applications, social media applications, and statistical programs.
This posting will remain open to applicants until July 12th. Along with resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references, please include a writing sample in your applicant materials.
The successful candidate will pass a background check. Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, search for Requisition R0025650, complete the application and attach the required applicant materials. Please note that multiple documents must be uploaded in the "Resume" box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library,are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary dependent upon qualifications.
Internal Number: R0025650
About University of Virginia
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The University, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a selective public institution known for its teaching, research, and public service. The University of Virginia sponsors a twenty-seven sport intercollegiate athletics program, which includes approximately 750 student-athletes.