Athletic Communications and Sports Information Specialist
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Location: Superior, Wisconsin
Salary: $34,000 - $36,000 annually
Internal Number: 23-94
As part of the Athletics Communications staff, the position will have primary oversight of the departments sports information functions and assist with the department’s communications, marketing and branding in the manner that upholds the philosophy and objectives of the University of Wisconsin-Superior Athletic Department.
Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the athletic program; to include adhering to and enforcing all departmental policies and procedures, as well as rules and regulations of the University, the governing sport conference, and the NCAA.
60% of duties – Sports Information • Maintain the statistical databases for each sport and report results to the NCAA, the University’s governing conference(s), applicable conference affiliates, and local, regional, and national media. • Coordinate and manage the compilation of statistics for all home athletic events, including the scheduling and management of student and game day staff, set-up and tear-down of the scorestable(s), and other duties essential to statistic compilation and game day support. • Coordinate and oversee the live statistics platform for all home athletic events and assist with the coordination and oversight of online video streaming.
30% of duties – Athletic Communications, Marketing and Branding • Assists with the overall advancement of the Athletic Department’s communication and marketing efforts. • Maintain the university’s athletics website including the timely publication of game recaps, schedules, rosters and other engaging and essential content. • Assist with the management and oversight of department and team social media accounts and creative content. • Assist with the development, implementation, and management of department’s marketing and branding strategies. • Assist with graphic design and creative content development, coordinating the creation and development of materials, such as: social media graphics, infographics, guides and publications, and other needs. • Assists with fostering and upholding of the Athletic Department and University’s marketing and brand standards.
10% of duties – Athletic Operations • Assist with departmental special events and game operations. • Participates in public relations activities to include speaking engagements, television and radio interviews and press conferences, as approved or requested. Represents Athletic Department at professional, civic, charitable and alumni events. • Performs other related duties as assigned. • Complete required trainings and professional development as assigned
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
One or more years of experience working in collegiate athletics.
The University of Wisconsin-Superior is Wisconsin's public liberal arts college. Established in 1893 with a mission to train teachers, it later became a part of the University of Wisconsin-System, and in 1998 was designated as Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The University serves 2,600 traditional and non-traditional students and is dedicated to the integration of liberal and professional studies and to serving a diverse student population.UW-Superior maintains its foundation teacher education college values through its emphasis on excellence in teaching, as well as service to the community and region. Its core mission is student-centered. The institution fosters intellectual growth and career preparation within a liberal arts tradition that emphasizes individual attention, embodies respect for diverse cultures and multiple voices, and engages the community and region. The richness of its programs creates a personalized educational environment that integrates theory and practice, liberal and professional education, teaching, scholarship, and creativity. The University has a significant investment in and commitment to c...ampus-wide Liberal Arts High Impact Practices (HIPs) that includes a First Year Experience, Academic Service Learning, Global Awareness, Writing Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research Scholarly and Creative Activity, and a Senior Year Experience.At UW-Superior, we promote the values of academic excellence, integrity, and community within a collegial environment. At the core of our values is the appreciation for, and examination of, diversity, inclusivity, and equity. UW-Superior offers day, evening, weekend, and distance learning classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.The University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of "final candidates" must be revealed upon request. According to the Attorney General, "final candidates" under Wisconsin law means the five candidates who are considered most qualified for the position. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 19.36(7)(a).The University reserves the right to check additional references with notice given to the candidates at the appropriate time in the process.Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.