Washington State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Director, Athletic Communications (Public Relations/Communication Coordinator). This position is responsible for providing coordination for Athletic communications efforts for multiple varsity level sports. This position assists in all operations of the office of Athletic Communications and manage all-inclusive coverage of assigned varsity sports. Assigned sports at this time include, but are not limited to: women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s track and field, and men’s and women’s cross country.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing or other relevant field AND two (2) years of professional experience in print OR broadcast news media, public relations, marketing including the use of electronic media or two (2) years of other relevant professional experience. Possession of, or ability to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver’s license. Ability to keep regular hours with periodic evening and weekend work required. Ability to be availability 24/7 to assist with emergency/crisis management situations related to WSU Athletics, athletic management, coaches, and student-athletes requiring public relations management.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in a related field. Division I intercollegiate athletics work experience in a sports information office with several sport assignments. Work experience that demonstrates the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a high paced work and event environment. Work experience that demonstrates the ability to manage a high work load with frequent interruptions. Experience that demonstrates the ability to work well with a variety of constituents, including student-athletes, coaches, University and Athletic administrators, and members of the media. Experience that demonstrates creative ability when designing publication. Comprehensive knowledge of various word processing and statistical software programs, specifically StatCrew and Hytek. Work experience that demonstrates strong computer capabilities and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically Photoshop and InDesign, E-mail, and internet.
Applications are accepted through July 2, 2018. For more information and to apply, please visit wsujobs.com. For more information on WSU Athletics, please visit wsucougars.com. WSU is an EO/AA educator and employer.
About Washington State University Athletics
Washington State University conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to more than 26,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Founded in 1890 in Pullman, it is Washington’s original land-grant university, with a mission of improving quality of life. It is located in the Palouse region of Southeastern Washington, eight miles from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID and 80 miles south of Spokane, WA.