DESCRIPTION The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Athletics Communications Assistant/Game Support. 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.
Triton Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence and sponsors 23 varsity sports. UC San Diego Athletics is reclassifying to NCAA Division I as a member of the Big West Conference. Triton Athletics won two of its last three and seventh overall California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cups in 2017-18 and, placed among the top 10 in the nation in the Learfield Directors' Cup for the third straight year.
The incumbent will assist in the Intercollegiate Athletics program, focusing on athletics communications. Assist in the day-to-day operations of the Athletics Communications office for UC San Diego Athletics’ 23 intercollegiate sports, and overall game day operations. The incumbent will be designated as the primary contact for a specific sport program, depending on experience and the needs of the department. The incumbent must follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA, and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms.
Duties include writing and compiling (press releases, event previews/notes, post-event recaps, bios, and feature stories). Distributing news, results, statistics, and other information to various constituents. Attending home events and providing game management support. Generating content for UCSDtritons.com and department social media accounts. Graphic design, video production, upkeep of statistics and record books, game management (public address, statistics, scoreboard), award nominations and daily maintenance of UCSDtritons.com as well as social media outlets.
Identifying feature stories and pitching to media outlets. Producing game day programs. Compiling accurate statistics and records. Nominating student-athletes and coaches for athletic and academic awards. Organizing photo libraries and assisting with photography shoots. Conducting research for various projects. Assisting in the production of department publications and assisting in special events.
Must be willing to work frequently non-conventional hours required (including evenings, weekends and holidays).
Work schedule will be arranged with supervisor, but often includes evenings, weekends and holidays.
A complete application will include an online resume, cover letter and writing, social media and graphic design samples (attach samples with the cover letter within application).
To apply: https://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?cat=student&jobnum_in=94583
Strong writing and editing skills
- Experience using in-game statistical programs, including StatCrew
- Website management experience
- Experience with various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.)
- Comfortable using Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
- Prior experience in a collegiate Athletics Communications/SID office preferred
- Photography and video editing skills a plus
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
Additional Salary Information: This position includes Core Level catastrophic medical coverage
Internal Number: 94583
About UC San Diego
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 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.
UC San Diego has begun the journey to reclassifying to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference. The Tritons will begin playing a full schedule in the Big West in the fall of 2020, spend four years in a reclassification period, and then have full-fledged NCAA Division I status in the fall of 2024.
A premiere NCAA athletics program, our vision encompasses; 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 t...he establishment of lifelong relationships. Athletics enhances campus, alumni, and community pride while fostering collaborations that increase our profile and visibility throughout the region.
As of the end of the 16-17 academic year:
Triton teams have captured 30 national championships while 44 squads have finished as national runners-up and 49 others have achieved national third-place honors. All told, UC San Diego has won 251 national, regional and conference championships. UC San Diego student-athletes have won 138 individual national championships. A remarkable 1,309 Tritons have been named to All-America teams. UC San Diego student-athletes have excelled academically as well, earning 36 prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships and 78 Academic All-America selections, including a program-high 10 over the 2015-16 campaign. Consistently, over 55 percent of student-athletes earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, placing them on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll. In 2016-17, UC San Diego posted a fourth-place finish out of 266 Division II schools in the Learfield Directors' Cup, an award emblematic of the best overall athletics department in the country. Since moving to the NCAA Division II level for the 2000-01 academic year, UCSD has placed in the top seven programs in the country on 12 different occasions and finished second overall twice. UC San Diego won its seventh California Collegiate Athletic Association Commissioner's Cup title in 2017, an award symbolizing the best overall athletics department in the prestigious conference.