Operations, Operations - Marketing/Promotions, Operations - Sports Information
4 Year Degree
The Sun Belt Conference is hiring an Associate Commissioner of Communications & Branding. This position will report to the Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Communications and Branding Officer for the conference, headquartered in New Orleans, LA.
The Associate Commissioner of Communications & Branding is the primary contact for Football, Cross Country, Men’s Basketball, M/W Golf, and Baseball. This position will write copy and design marketing pieces with specific calls to action. Areas of focus will include, but are not limited to, assisting with media guides, releases, social media, website content development, and other communication tools to help increase brand awareness, fan engagement, and to educate the public in order to expand the conference visibility.
Serve as the primary conference contact for Football, Cross Country, Men’s Basketball, M/W Golf, and Baseball.
Compile, draft copy and creative for conference publications, news releases, awards, and promotional material.
Maintain and regularly update conference game statistics and records.
Work closely with membership on branding related projects.
Help create a strong identity for championships and other conference events.
Assist with conference web site, including, but not limited to, writing and securing content, updating schedules and scores, helping create content for graphics for each championship.
Assist with Football 365 and other key football marketing pieces.
Assist with social media communication strategy by creating and implementing strategies on social media platforms, including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Assist with marketing and promotions of Sun Belt Conference Championship events.
Travel to Sun Belt Conference Championship events for Cross Country, Football, Men’s Basketball, M/W Golf, and Baseball to serve as primary communications contact.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum of seven years of related experience working for a conference or university athletics program.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong background in media coverage, pitching stories and recaps. (Knowledge of Meltwater a plus.)
Successful background in building a brand and increasing engagement.
Significant experience with Microsoft Office, InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and Stat Crew.
Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others and be a good listener.
Exude professionalism in all communications and activities and exhibit strong problem-solving skills.
Maintain positive attitude and high level of enthusiasm.
Uphold a high degree of discretion dealing with confidential information.
Ability to travel.
Applicants should submit a resume, list of references, two writing samples, a graphic design sample, and a cover letter which must be under 280 characters - looking for creative submissions.
All applications should be emailed to:
Nancy Yasharoff Senior Associate Commissioner/Chief Communications & Branding Officer Sun Belt Conference firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Associate Commissioner of Communications & Branding
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Sun Belt Conference
The Sun Belt Conference is made up of 12 members: App State, Arkansas-Little Rock (Little Rock), Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Louisiana, Louisiana-Monroe (ULM), South Alabama, Texas-Arlington (UTA), Texas State and Troy.