The Associate Director of Communications will serve as the primary contact for women’s basketball, women’s golf, and other areas as assigned. The primary responsibility of this position is to support assigned programs in image and brand building 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.
The UA is AA/EO Employer/Veterans/Disabled.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning
At least three years of experience in a collegiate or professional sports communications/media relations/public relations/sports information environment
Experience in writing game stories and game notes along with editing and designing of record books and game programs
Experience in Associated Press-style writing skills and proficiency in layout and design software (Photoshop and InDesign)
Familiarity with statistical software (Automated Scorebook)
Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, or a closely-related field
Experience working with a Division I women’s basketball program or WNBA team
Experience executing a social media plan across multiple platforms for specific sports and/or athletes
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve 26,000 students with more than 210 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees an...d their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 14% of employee salary.
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