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Santa Clara University
Associate Director of Athletics Media Relations

Duties and Responsibilities
A. Assist in all media relations, promotions and external communications for the athletics department and its 20 NCAA Division I sports.
  • Independently develop and manage a public relations strategy for assigned sports, which may include baseball, men’s soccer and men’s and women’s tennis
  • Produce content, including written and video production assistance, for the department’s website for assigned sports.
  • Assist in creating content for the social media platforms for the department including graphic design
  • Serve as the broadcast liaison for assigned sports
  • Initiate feature story ideas about assigned teams and arrange all coach and player interviews.
  • Coordinate statistical and information databases for all athletic teams and individuals, and maintain the history and records pages for the webpages of assigned sports.

B. Coordinate and oversee all media relations operations at athletics events for assigned sports.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and process payroll paperwork for game assistants and student workers for press box, press row, official scorekeeping and statistical crews for assigned home events.
  • Coordinate services to meet the needs of all media attending assigned home events.
  • Act as the department liaison with media for all events, home and on the road.

C. Abide by all conference, department and NCAA regulations and assist to ensure departmental compliance.

D. Other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred.

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment.

1. Knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge in publications and electronic media.
  • Working knowledge in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop; video editing experience is a plus
  • Working knowledge of statistical software (i.e. Automated Scorebook) is helpful.
2. Skills
  • Self motivated, flexible time management, energetic
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends
3. Abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment.
4. Education
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
5. Years of Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience.

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