The Assistant Director of Communications will serve as the primary contact and assist in all marketing efforts for the annual national championship contending men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s indoor/outdoor track and field programs. The primary responsibility of this position is to support assigned programs in strategic communications to positively impact and elevate the Arkansas Razorback brand. This position will also develop and execute a long-term vision for the communications function within assigned programs.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
At least two years of experience in a collegiate communications/media relations/public relations/sports information environment
Experience in writing game stories and game notes along with editing and designing of media guides and game programs
Experience in Associated Press-style writing skills and proficiency in layout and design software (Photoshop and InDesign)
Hands on experience in collegiate sports marketing
Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations or a closely related field
Experience working with a collegiate track & field program or in the track & field industry
Familiarity with statistical software (Automated Scorebook)
Excellent communication skills and be able to clearly communicate project goals to all members of the external division and coaching staff
Excellent writing and organization skills
Proven ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines
About University of Arkansas
The University of Arkansas recognizes the challenge of balancing work with personal life, and we proactively look for ways to help our employees do well at both aspects of their lives. This includes creating health insurance and retirement plans that work well; offering flexible work-time options where possible; promoting career and personal development; and giving paid leave for holidays, illness, vacations, children's educational activities and military duty, among others.
In 2012, the state of Arkansas recognized our efforts with the Governor's Work-Life Balance Award. The same year, the Chronicle of Higher Education named us one of the top universities to work for based on surveys of our employees.
We believe in fostering a culture among our faculty, staff and students that promotes a healthy balance.