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James Madison University
Assistant Director of Athletics Communications

James Madison University, a Division I Member of the NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association, is seeking an Assistant Director of Athletics Communications.

Duties include but are not limited to: assisting the Athletics Communications staff with promoting the student-athlete experience at JMU as it relates to coverage of 18 Division I sport programs. Position will serve as the primary communications contact for several sports – most likely to include volleyball, swimming and diving and softball – as well as supporting coverage of football and at least one of the basketball programs. Sport duties include responsibility for social media, creative and web content, game notes, statistics and media relations. Emphasis is placed on constantly-evolving strategies and methods for content and promotion of an athletics program in the current digital age. Successful candidates must be able to work in a team-oriented and collaborative environment with coaches, other athletics staff and external constituents and within the construct of overall departmental communication strategies for all sport programs. Will also provide assistance in numerous other sports and ensure compliance with all relevant institutional, CAA and NCAA rules.

Significant experience (academic year considered) in an intercollegiate or professional sports team's sports information office, student assistant or internship experience is acceptable as part of the experience; must possess good writing and editing ability; knowledge of AP Style; desktop publishing experience, preferably InDesign, as well as Photoshop; and knowledge of various web software programs, game operations and various Stat Crew statistical programs. Additional experience with Premiere Pro, After Affects or other design software could be helpful but not required. Candidates must be highly motivated, energetic and be able to manage a work schedule that includes some weekend work. A bachelor's degree is preferred.

To apply go to and reference posting number S1042. Salary range is $33,598 - $37,000. This is a full-time, classified exempt salary position with full university benefits. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

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