Operations, Operations - Marketing/Promotions, Operations - Video Services
The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the schools academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 33 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 18 Division 1 teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.
Position Summary The position of the Assistant Director of Communications & Digital Media primary purpose is to convey the stories of Athletics and Recreation and University of Denver through diverse content, media interviews, internal and external video production, infographics, website messaging, email deployment and social media to increase exposure, engagement, call to action, and promotion with an emphasis on supporting revenue generation (ticket sales, donations, merchandise, registrations, memberships, events, rentals, etc.). The Assistant Director of Communications & Digital Media will be the primary contact for our NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Program. Secondary to Ice Hockey this position will be responsible for additional assigned sports and Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness communications and digital media as assigned. The Assistant Director of Communications & Digital Media will contribute to the annual planning for the unit to ensure unified messaging across the Division and University to include Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Essential Functions Division of Athletics and Recreation Story Telling and Implementation NCAA Sports Coverage Assignments External Operations Support and Service People and Resource Management Professionalism
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Communication Skills - Verbal & Written: Sound use of grammar, style, publishing and editing skills. Ability to address inquiries and complaints. Address media and public requests to represent the Division. Statistics & Mathematical Skills: Strong math skills, including the ability to understand, analyze and manage zero-based budget, and most importantly statistical data associated with various sports programs. Digital Design Skills: Strong computer skills, must be able to use publishing software, create digital media guides, digital brochures and digital programs. Must be address changes and display quickly and concisely across digital platforms. Provide creative direction in collaboration with others. Compliance Knowledge: Knowledge of sport rules, regulations and processes of University, Division, conference affiliation, and NCAA. Venue process and procedures. Recreation association guidelines associated with club sports or memberships. Problem Solving - Solution Driven: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of requests furnished in written or oral form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Technical awareness to trouble shoot when needed. Work Environment -The employee works in a standard office and reception environment as well as athletic press boxes and press rows. Unexpected interruptions occur frequently and the stress level varies. The noise level is moderate to loud. Venues vary with events as well. Management: Ability to staff events and assist in managing the units two internship positions or student employees. Demonstrate Initiative: Ability to work independently, manage & multi-task multiple projects simultaneously, and consistently meet deadlines. Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to operate work-related equipment; effectively communicate verbally with all constituents. The employee must be able to move about the office with the capability of tranporting objects up to 20 pounds. Positive Attitude & Pioneer Spirit (demonstrate initiative, pave new paths forward, lead others).
Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree. One year of work experience in media/public relations or marketing. Clear understanding of NCAA rules.
Preferred Qualifications Three years of work experience in media/public relations or marketing.
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The position will be required to work a varied schedule that will include evenings, nights, and weekends.
Application Deadline For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, July 19, 2021.
Special Instructions Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.
Salary Grade Number The salary grade for the position is 8.
Salary Range The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000.
The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.
Benefits The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.
Please include the following documents with your application: 1. Resume 2. Cover Letter
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
Internal Number: 494004
About University of Denver
The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the schools academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 32 national championships and enables student-athletes to compete on 17 Division I teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically, and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.