Assists with the day-to-day operation of the Tulane Athletics Strategic Communications Department.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Serve as the primary strategic communications contact for assigned sports; 2. Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators, student athletes and media members; 3. Create news and feature story ideas for media and the school’s official athletic department website TulaneGreenWave.com; 4. Assist with the day-to-day strategic communications; 5. Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators, student athletes and media members; 6. Manage and direct social media content for assigned sports; 7. General knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite to create graphics for upcoming games and athletic events; 8. Keeping statistics, maintaining program records and other duties as assigned; 9. NCAA Related: Ensures that all Department of Athletics and University related activities operate in full compliance with university, conference and NCAA rules and regulations. Attends and participates in scheduled compliance seminars and complies with all the Athletic Department’s efforts to monitor compliance with NCAA regulations. Seeks interpretations from the compliance staff before acting when necessary. Reports potential rules violations immediately. Completes required compliance paperwork in a timely and efficient manner. Monitors all of their areas and/or programs activities closely to maintain compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY:
Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management, Journalism, Communications or closely related field.
At least one year experience working in athletics communications (can include student worker experience)
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to interact effectively with coaches, administrators, student athletes and vendors
Strong organizational, management and leadership skills
Proficient computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and social media
Proven ability to multi-task effectively
Ability to prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
Available to work flexible work schedule including nights and weekends
Travel with sport teams for away contests
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
Through knowledge of NCAA and American Conference rules and regulations
Candidates will need to be accepted to a graduate program within the University, as well as be enrolled for the fall, spring and summer terms to receive a stipend.
Instructions to Apply: Submit via email a cover letter (please include your graduate program interests and goals after graduate school), resume and the names and phone numbers of three (3) references in a .PDF document to Tom Symonds at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Expertise in managing various social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat
Additional Salary Information: Additional Salary Information: Graduate Assistants receive up to $40,000 including tuition, fees, and a stipend. Costs cannot exceed $40k for the academic year which includes summer session(s). If the academic program is less than $40,000, you may receive a stipend of no more than $1,200 per month up to a grand total of $40,000 after tuition and fees are paid. If the academic program is more than $40,000, you will be responsible for all remaining costs above that amount.
About Tulane University
Founded in 1834, Tulane is one of the most highly regarded and selective independent research universities in the United States. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, we take pride in being a part of this select group of 62 universities with “pre-eminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.” Our schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, science and engineering, architecture, business, law, social work, medicine and public health and tropical medicine. With a seventeen-sport program that competes in the American Athletic Conference, Tulane Athletics is on the rise, boasting one of the oldest and most storied athletics programs in the Southeast, and indeed the nation.