Manager of Athletic Communications - Saint Leo University in Saint Leo Florida

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Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida

United States


Detailed Job Description



This 12-month position will assist in the communication and promotion of Saint Leo University’s 19-sport NCAA Division II athletics program

Basic Function:

  • Support the University’s mission and core values as a contributing member of the University’s community.
  • Supervise data entry and tracking of in-game and cumulative statistics
  • Responsible for writing releases, preparing game programs, updating statistics/ records/rosters and maintaining historical archives
  • Assist in maintaining and updating, and social media for Saint Leo athletics
  • Assist in game day operations with duties included, but not limited to (live stats, video, broadcasting, table staffing, preparation of game day scripts)
  • Act as a liaison between coaches, student-athletes, sports programs and athletic department with local, regional and national media to maximize coverage and exposure for Athletics through both traditional and new media sources
  • Assist in the planning, promotion and organization of departmental special events
  • Assist in coordination of athletics community engagement and outreach opportunities for student-athletes, coaches and athletic staff
  • Serve as primary athletic communications contact for select sports
  • Identify creative avenues and new technologies to use to enhance the Saint Leo University athletics brand, university core values and NCAA Division II philosophy across campus and to the surrounding community.
  • Other duties as assigned by Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications, or Director of Athletic Communications.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Minimum of two years of related experience in communications field (NCAA Athletics Preferred)
  • Working knowledge of computer applications and software including Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator/InDesign/Photoshop) programs, MS Office, The Automated Scorebook/StatCrew and GolfStat statistics program
  • Technical knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Apple OSX operating systems
  • Developed knowledge of mainstream social media sites and social media mobile applications
  • Familiarity with website Content Management Systems, specifically PrestoSports and/or SIDEARM

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate with athletic department, University, community and media outlets
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and collaboratively with internal and external constituencies
  • Team oriented and willing to multitask efficiently and effectively
  • Willing to work weekends, evenings and travel

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Minimum of two years of related experience in communications field (NCAA Athletics Preferred)
  • Excellent communication and writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of video streaming methods and technologies, preferably Wirecast and/or NewTek, and Stretch Internet
  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere and/or AfterEffects or Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Working knowledge of NCAA DII rules and regulations preferred

Keyword Phrases

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  • Manager of Athletic Communications
  • innovative Catholic university
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  • Athletic Department & Coaching
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Communications
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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