The Associate Director of Athletic Communications will have primary sports responsibilities with men’s basketball, cross-country and softball. The Associate Director is expected to assist in navigating the rapidly changing world of communications and will assist in positioning the department to take advantage of opportunities through online resources, social media and other emerging mediums. The University of Tulsa sponsors 17 sports and is a member of the American Athletic Conference at the NCAA Division I (FBS) level. This is a full-time staff position with benefits.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Publicize assigned sports – men’s basketball, cross-country and softball through traditional and new media
Serves as secondary contact for football and oversees communication intern for volleyball
Writing and editing of press releases, game notes, previews, game recaps and special features
Maintain and upkeep the assigned sports pages on the official website of Tulsa athletics
Coordinate and supervise the press operations for the assigned sports
Layout, design and editing of various sport publications/media guides
Organize, operate and manage computer stat programs (NCAA Live Stats/StatCrew) for various sports
Maintain updated records, statistics and photographic archives
Promote student-athletes and teams through various media entities
Serve as liaison with the American Athletic Conference and NCAA for responsible sports
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree and minimum 2 years of full-time experience in athletic media relations or sports information required. Inputting experience with NCAA Live Stats and/or StatCrew. Excellent oral, written, and social media skills, strong work ethic and self-starter, organizational skills, great attention to detail and willingness to work flexible hours.
The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.
Please submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to: The University of Tulsa, Office of Human Resources, 800 S Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104 or submit online at www.utulsa.edu/job-application. The review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About The University of Tulsa
The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects the core values of excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity. The University of Tulsa is an NCAA Division I - Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) university and member of the American Athletic Conference in all sports. The University seeks to provide student-athletes with the opportunity to compete at the highest level while making progress toward completion of a meaningful degree within an environment consistent with high academic standards, a commitment to equity and diversity, sportsmanship, personal growth and development, and ethical conduct. University website: www.utulsa.edu. Athletics website: www.tulsahurricane.com.