The Colorado State University Department of Athletics sponsors 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and competes as a member of the NCAA Division I-FBS and the Mountain West Conference. The University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, 65 miles north of Denver. More information on the University and its intercollegiate athletics program can be found at www.csurams.com and www.colostate.edu.
The Athletics Communications Coordinator is responsible for assisting the communications staff in all facets of its operation for an NCAA Division I FBS program that sponsors 16 men’s and women’s sports. The position works with a variety of sports, including football, but serves as the primary communications/ media relations contact for 4-5 assigned sports. Position also assists with other Communications department duties as determined by need.
Required Job Qualifications
•Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, business or any other field related to duties and responsibilities
•Minimum of one year of experience in athletics media relations, preferably at the intercollegiate level
•Proficiency in desktop publishing software, including InDesign and Photoshop
•Proficiency in StatCrew systems
•Proficiency in Web site content management systems
•Knowledge of appropriate NCAA regulations
•Strong written and interpersonal communications skills
•Ability to run an event from all aspects of media relations/communications needs and requirements
•Willingness and availability to work nights and weekends and travel
•Ability to multi-task, prioritize duties and meet deadlines
•Ability to work well in a team environment with other staff members, coaches and student-athletes
•Ability to work effectively with a diverse community and advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
•Knowledge of appropriate NCAA rules and willingness to support the Department’s commitment to a culture of compliance
Preferred Job Qualifications
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Communications
Handle all of the day-to-day communications/media relations duties for each of the assigned sports, including but not limited to:
•Producing game stories, press releases and media guides
•Coordinating media interviews for student-athletes and coaches
•Regularly updating and providing editorial content for CSURams.com, the official Web site of Ram Athletics
•Maintaining multiple social media accounts pertaining to assigned sports and the Department in general
Percentage Of Time 60
Job Duty Category Event Management
•Manage press operations for home events
•Oversee stat crew operations for home events
•Travel w/team(s) as appropriate and assist w/media operations on away-from-home events
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category MW Conference/NCAA Duties
•Prepare and report all statistical data as required for the MW and NCAA
•Compile and submit award nominations as required for the MW and NCAA
•Serve as communications liaison with MW and NCAA for assigned sports
•Serve as primary contact with MW and/or NCAA communications staff with regard to institutional hosting of conference, regional or national championships
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Office Management
•Assist with office supervision and day-to-day administrative duties
•Assist with hiring, training and supervision of student workers
Percentage Of Time 10
Job Duty Category Department/University/Public Relations
•Represent the University and Athletics Department at official functions in a responsible and professional manner
•Ensure compliance with all departmental, University, MW and NCAA procedures, rules and regulations
•Report knowledge of any NCAA rules violations and support the Department’s commitment to a culture of compliance
•Work effectively with a diverse community and advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
Percentage Of Time 10
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply upload a cover letter which addresses the required job qualifications, a resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
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