The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a Football Strategic Communications Lead.
Applications will be accepted until 6/13/2019.
In this new position leading the strategic vision for Notre Dame Football communications, we strive to find a candidate who is passionate about the opportunity at the University to work with a group of student-athletes, coaches and staff to tell the Fighting Irish story. This role will serve as the strategic planner for all internal and external communication, messaging and storytelling for the team. This role must have the foresight skills to properly educate, elevate and empower student-athletes and coaches about their brand and ensure positive sentiments about the University. They must have the ability to facilitate ideation, production and execution from a team of content creators that come from all parts of the Athletics Department. This position must have a proven track record of working with internal constituents and University partners. Oversees coordination of all media requests (internal and external) for football program, including the “pitching” of stories to local, regional and national media. Additionally is a key member of the Fighting Irish Media (FIM) communications staff, providing counsel to Assistant AD (strategic communications) on all aspects of the department. Must have impeccable internal communication skills, strive to be a leader within FIM and not be afraid to be innovative - all while being a great teammate to the entire Athletics Department staff. Title is commensurate with experience.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree along with a minimum of 7 years previous experience in a similar role required. The individual should be an experienced and outstanding internal & external communicator who has worked within high functioning team of content creators. Leadership, relationship building and critical thinking are all essential. Experience in communications role required, including managing media and team relationships at a high level.
ABOUT NOTRE DAME: The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at https://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/?id=link-73597. Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply online at http://ND.jobs to Job # S19425. For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit http://hr.nd.edu/why-nd. The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.