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Assistant Director, Athletic Communications

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Athletics, Communications/Public Relations/Marketing, Executive/Management/Director

Department: Intercollegiate Athletics
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA03-Fiscal Year 2022-2023
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins

August 19, 2022; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Provide a current resume that clearly demonstrates experiences and dates of required qualifications.

Department Summary

The University of Oregon Intercollegiate Athletic Department's primary purpose is to provide a unique opportunity for student-athletes to be developed, tested, and encouraged to reach their maximum potential in every aspect of their lives. It is the steadfast goal of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics to provide the most outstanding student-athlete experience by helping them to achieve excellence, both in the classroom and in their chosen sport. The department has approximately 250 administrative & classified employees and hosts over 600,000 spectators annually and represents the University of Oregon in athletic competitions with other universities & colleges.

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Communications will serve as the primary contact for women’s basketball and other assigned sport. The primary responsibility of this position is to support assigned programs in strategic communications to positively impact and elevate the Oregon brand. This position will also develop and execute a long-term vision for the communications function within assigned programs.

This role will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the women’s basketball and other assigned sports social media channels while populating GoDucks.com with features and releases. Other duties include designing media guides, compiling statistics, arranging media interviews and traveling to select away events, etc. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

This position is responsible for promoting the philosophy and objectives of the intercollegiate athletics program, including adherence to all department policies and procedures, as well as the rules and regulations of the University, Pac-12 Conference, and the NCAA.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree.
• Two years of experience in a collegiate communications/media relations/public relations/sports information environment, which should have included the following:

o Experience in writing game stories and game notes along with editing and designing media guides and game programs.
o Experience in Associated Press-style writing skills and proficiency in layout and design software (Photoshop and InDesign).
o Experience serving the needs of diverse populations.

Professional Competencies

• Excellent written, oral, and editing skills.
• Ability to exercise creative and innovative thinking and have a firm pulse on audience demographic.
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
• Exceptional ability to work in a networked way, emphasizing collaboration in a complex environment.
• Ability to perform detail-oriented work accurately and to communicate effectively with a diverse population.
• Clear understanding of NCAA rules and compliance.
• Ability to ask difficult questions, often in an emotionally charged situation.
• Thorough knowledge of all sports UO sponsors, including an understanding of the role of local and national media in assisting efforts in promoting our nationally recognized teams.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's degree in communications, marketing, or related field.
• Experience working with softball or volleyball.
• Familiarity with statistical software (Genius & Automated Scorebook).
• NCAA Championships experience.
• Previous athletic communications experience within a Power 5 conference.

FLSA Exempt: Yes


All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see: https://coronavirus.uoregon.edu/vaccine.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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