Academic Staff, Permanent - Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Media Relations (Public May Apply)

Academic Staff, Permanent - Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Media Relations (Public May Apply)

Code: 12100 Posted: 07/19/2016

POSITION SUMMARY

The Athletics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Media Relations.

Under the general supervision of the Athletic Director, the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Media Relations will manage the coverage of varsity sports; to include coordination of media coverage, website management, marketing/promotions, and game day responsibilities. Due to the nature of this work, a willingness and flexibility to work nights and weekends is required. Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS

Required:
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Previous sports information experience in a collegiate athletics department
  • Demonstrated excellence in administrative, written, and computer skills
  • Working knowledge of statistical programs, current design and desktop publishing software, streaming contests and website maintenance
  • Ability to work weekend and evening hours and travel occasionally
Preferred:
  • Radio broadcast experience or play by play for collegiate contests
  • Master's degree in related field
  • Experience with using "SideArm" as website provider
  • Experience with "Production Truck" digital streaming program
  • Previous experience working with media on the local, regional and national level
  • Demonstrated excellence in photographic skills

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

40% Media Relations:
  • Write, edit and disseminate press releases, season previews, and feature stories
  • Serve as the public relations agent for the athletics department in developing positive relations with media representatives from the electronic, radio and print media
  • Assist in the promotion of athletics teams, coaches and student-athletes to local, regional and national media
  • Radio broadcaster at away contests
  • Keep abreast of campus events and subject matter expertise in relation to current events to identify and capitalize on media opportunities that will promote the University and increase positive media coverage
  • Analyze and select pertinent facts and integrate them into communication vehicles
  • Arranges media interviews with coaches and student-athletes for assigned sports
40% Manage website:
  • Management and Administration of Athletic website
  • Ability to create video content/interviews for website
  • Effectively use web technology to achieve communication goals 
10% Manage home game contests and statistics:
  • Coordinate, generate and compile statistical databases for all sports archives
  • Oversee statistical and press coverage at home contests
  • Ability to stat volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer and baseball games
5% Manage student interns and assistants:
  • Coordinate coverage, training, supervision and evaluation of student workers and part time assistant
5% Miscellaneous tasks:
  • Reporting of awards for university, GLVC and/or NCAA recognition for student athletes and alumni
  • Other duties as assigned

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Comprehensive knowledge of intercollegiate athletics sports information
  • Considerable knowledge of and adherence to University, GLVC and NCAA Division II rules and guidelines and a commitment to the Student-Athlete concept
  • Considerable proficiency with desk top publishing software, Microsoft Office Stat Crew, Adobe InDesign, and Photoshop
  • Comprehensive computer skills including the ability to learn and integrate new software programs as needed, ability to use emerging Social Mediums and to act as a strong end user of new media software/web tools, hardware and accessories
  • Working knowledge of and ability to effectively use media outlets including planning media coverage and publicity campaigns for the University and special events
  • Working knowledge of copyright and other applicable laws pertaining to publications and media
  • Ability to have excellent organization skills which include, but are not limited to, successfully implementing short and long term goals, multi-tasking, managing competing deadlines, time management skills, and effective event planning skills such as bi-annual Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills including, but not limited to, speaking to large audiences, radio broadcasts, writing feature stories, press releases and publishing to the web
  • Ability to have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to exhibit professionalism at all times and an ability to be an exemplary representative of UW-Parkside
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships within a diverse, academic environment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and troubleshoot and problem solve daily
  • Ability to work outside in hot and cold conditions
  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability to travel occasionally

THE UNIVERSITY AND AREA

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University's primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.


REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

Applications received by August 2, 2016, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled. 1st review of applications will take place on August 3, 2016.


APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: https://www.hrs.wisconsin.edu (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

  • "Advanced Search"
  • Job Opening ID: "12100"
  • Find Jobs Posted Within: "Anytime"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Media Relations"
  • Click "Apply Now"
  • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login"
  • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process
STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter outlining qualifications for the position
  • Resume
  • List of three or more professional references with contact information
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)
You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.


SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf
Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/


LEGAL NOTICES

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Nancy Franzen

Contact Phone: 262-595-2245

Contact Email: franzen@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345