The University of Alabama in Huntsville is accepting applications for the regular full-time position of Coordinator, Athletics Communications. The Coordinator I/II, Athletics Communications is responsible for gathering and providing information to the public on specific and assigned men's and women's intercollegiate athletics programs, assists with public relations activities within intercollegiate athletics, and serves as a liaison between intercollegiate athletics and the media. The Incumbent will develop and maintain an effective presence on the web and new media associated with the UAH Athletics department. The Incumbent will assist the Director of Athletic Communications in the management of the department.
Some of the duties/responsibilities include: • Assists the Director of Athletic Communications in the management of the internal administrative functions and daily operations of the Athletics Communications Office monitoring the completion of assigned activity responsibilities and evaluating progress toward achievement of established goals and objectives. • Assists in the development of departmental policies and the administration of office functions. • Ensures that information about the University's intercollegiate athletics programs is available to the public in a timely and effective manner. • Assists in the planning, development, and execution of a comprehensive program of sports coverage that focuses on both competitive and non-competitive activities and includes information on student-athletes and teams in the University's intercollegiate athletics program. • Ensures that major special events for student-athletes, a major conference and national event participation by University teams, and other special events reflect positively on the University by conducting research of records to identify and verify the accomplishments of teams and individuals, writing scripts for speeches or public announcements, and providing background material which lends a historical significance and perspective to the accomplishments of current events. • Completes official statistics for soccer, volleyball, hockey, basketball, baseball, and softball by using the automated scorebook computer programs. • Manages all Conference and National weekly reports to ensure accurate records of athletic events and complies with NCAA and Conference rules. • Assists in the development and distribution of various publications for men's and women's sports programs. Oversees the setup and tear down of equipment for sports events. Serves as a game manager for home athletic events • Supervises, assigns, and directs the work of students, volunteers, and contract personnel, monitors the completion of assigned activity responsibilities, and evaluates progress toward the achievement of established goals and objectives. • Abides by and complies with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Conference rules, academic standards, requirements, and policies of the University, and all guidelines and policies of the Athletics department and reports any concerns of compromise or violation of rules, standards, guidelines or policies to the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics or the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance. • Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and years of experience to include 1-3 years of verifiable work experience in Sports Management, Media Relations, or Broadcasting. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and will possess experience managing websites. Excellent written and verbal communication is a must. Previous supervisory experience is also required. A Master’s degree and experience in Athletic Administration are preferred.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is a "very high research activity" institution in the new Carnegie classification. Located within one of the largest research parks in the United States, UAH prepares students for demanding positions in Engineering, the Sciences, Business, Nursing, and the Liberal Arts. UAH is listed in "Americas 100 Best College Buys" and "the 150 Best National Doctoral Universities" by US News and World Reports. Approximately 7200 students currently attend the University; 5800 are undergraduate students. Students attending the campus come from more than 40 states and 80 countries. Refer to www.uah.edu for information on the University, its academic and extracurricular programs and offerings, and the community it serves.