RESPONSIBILITIES: Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Communications serves as the liaison between department and the news media; directs, supervises and controls the dissemination of sports publicity and other athletic department printing for intercollegiate athletics and related organizations, i.e. athletic sport camps. Coordinates all efforts within social media between media relations and marketing. Oversees both full time staff, graduate assistants, and student workers. Responsible for the regular and continuous development of high quality public relations between the department and the region.
Progressive experience in sports information at the NCAA D-I or D-II levels.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Progressive experience using statcrew software
Progressive experience using social media
Progressive experience using sidearm or comparable websites
Progressive experience supervising staff
Bachelors Degree in communications or related field
Progressive experience in streaming of sporting events through ESPN3 or other streaming services
Progressive experience using adobe creative suite
Experience working with NCAA FCS Institutions
Experience coordinating marketing initiatives for sports program
Masters degree in communications or related field
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.