Executive, Executive - Associate Athletics Director
4 Year Degree
Posting Deadline: Open Until Filled
UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students and is one of the University of California’s 10 campuses. UC San Diego has earned recognition as one of the world’s premier research universities and one of the top-10 public universities in the nation.
UC San Diego sponsors 23 varsity sports and will be a member of the Big West Conference and NCAA Division I. Triton Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence. The Associate Athletics Director- Strategic Communications and Management reports directly to the Director of Athletics and works closely with the Deputy Director of Athletics. The incumbent is responsible for positively influencing the external dialogue about UC San Diego Athletics through expertise in communication methods, information flow, media relations and brand management. Connecting Triton Athletics to our wide and varied audiences through a variety of communication channels.
The Associate AD will be responsible for the supervision, management, staffing and production of all broadcasts and live streaming for UC San Diego Athletics events. The position is also responsible for overseeing and directing the media and public relations staff, and the content and production of the Triton website, as well as the Department’s public information messaging, audio visual, television and internet streaming, as well as coordination with the Associate AD Marketing on all social media. The Associate AD will coordinate with University Communications and oversee Athletics Department publicity and media relations strategies in conjunction with campus messaging, handle media inquiries, and develop and maintain contacts with local and national media. In addition, the incumbent will oversee specific support functions of athletic programs, and direct the sport specific game day operations of all home Intercollegiate Athletics and championship events.
Sport supervision is also an opportunity for the Associate AD position and the individual will actively participate in strategic planning, manage daily operations, and participate in formulating, evaluating, interpreting and enforcing department policies. The incumbent must follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms.
A complete application will include an online resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.
Demonstrated extensive experience working with media in broadcasting, print, and web-based communications outlets.
Demonstrated ability to oversee the placement of stories with sports media and broadcast messaging.
Strong supervisory skills, including the ability to provide leadership and direction, to effectively motivate, delegate, train, supervise and evaluate
Demonstrated ability to develop and implement an intern/student staffing program
Proven experience directing the management of home athletic events, including broadcast staffing, scoring, statistics, media and press conferences.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to direct the management of national television/streaming live events and broadcasts.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse client group. Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted professional behavior, etiquette and standards of protocol that are appropriate within a collegiate athletic setting.
Commitment to directing the communication component of the Athletics mission and willingness to collaborate with other staff members to effectively handle department-wide initiatives that cross over intra-departmental boundaries (special events, campus projects, NCAA Championships, etc.).
A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training with a college-level program
Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html
UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.
Additional Salary Information: Career position with full benefits
Internal Number: 92626
About UC San Diego Tritons
"A Proud Tradition of Academic and Athletic Excellence." That is the slogan most often associated with the UC San Diego Athletic Department. Since becoming a member of the NCAA less than 25 years ago, the UCSD program has backed up those words with achievement. UC San Diego Athletics sponsors a broad based program of 23 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports, with approximately 600 student-athletes. It promotes the pursuit of excellence, strength of character, teamwork, ethical conduct, and diversity, and is inextricably linked to the educational mission of the University. The 23-sport athletics program is subject to NCAA regulations and must demonstrate compliance to Title IX which is recorded in the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) annual report to the Department of Education. Our Division II program is evolving into one of the premiere NCAA athletics programs in the nation; setting the standard in all aspects of competitive success, academic excellence, ethical conduct, student-athlete experience, campus pride, the development and retention of coaches and staff, and the establishment of lifelong relationships. Athletics enhances campus, alumni, and commu...nity pride while fostering collaborations that increase our profile and visibility throughout the region. Since moving to the NCAA Division II level in 2000, UC San Diego has placed in the top seven programs in the country on ten different occasions and finished second overall twice. UC San Diego has also won five out of the last six California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Commissioners Cup titles, an award that recognizes the best overall athletics program in the conference. In 2010, UC San Diego was ranked first in Division II and twenty third overall in the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Collegiate Power Rankings, which comprehensively measures student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess. UC San Diego was also the top-ranked Division II institution in 2008.