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Florida Gulf Coast University
Assistant Director, Athletics Communications

About FGCU
Florida Gulf Coast University is a young, dynamic institution of higher learning located in sunny Southwest Florida. In less than 20 years, FGCU had made an incredible impact on Southwest Florida. We are a catalyst for the area's economy and a central hub for the community. As an employee of our faculty team, support staff or administration, you will help foster this vision and continue to help positively impact the lives of our students and community.

Florida Gulf Coast University offers paid annual and sick leave, holidays, state and university sponsored insurance programs, and retirement.
Position Overview

The Assistant Director, Athletics Communications assists with the intercollegiate athletics communications operations and serves as media contact for women’s basketball and other assigned sports. Writes press releases, game notes, and stories for publication. Updates social media content and maintains the athletic department website. Coordinates media coverage for athletic events and maintains team and individual statistics.

General Responsibilities
  • Assists with the intercollegiate athletics communications operations. Works collaboratively with the Director, Athletics Communications with the creation, development, and implementation of communication materials that help maximize fan awareness, attendance, and game atmosphere while increasing revenue for the athletics programs.
  • Serves as media contact for women’s basketball and other assigned sports. Maintains positive relationships with the public, the press, and electronic media.
  • Maintains the athletic department website, writes press releases, game notes, and stories for publication. Ensures that data is accurate, relevant, and posted in a timely manner.
  • Updates social media content for assigned sports to promote FGCU athletics.
  • Develops and oversees the delivery of publications, press and media communications, special promotions, and general information on related activities and events. Monitors all outgoing materials for brand consistency.
  • Maintains team and individual statistics and coordinates media coverage for athletic events.
  • Assists with the preparation and implementation of traditional and digital marketing efforts.
  • Promotes honors for outstanding athletes, coaches, and administrators.
  • Supervises department intern staff.
  • Responsible for proper handling of university funds as it pertains to ethical and budget issues.
  • Complies with all University, ASUN Conference, and Coastal Collegiate Sports Association (CCSA) regulations, as applicable, as well as all NCAA rules and regulations. Remains current with all changes in NCAA, as well as changes to University, ASUN and CCSA rules and regulations regarding intercollegiate athletics. This includes the requirement for self-reporting any possible rule violations. Any violation of NCAA rules is prohibited and may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Sports Information, Communication, Journalism or closely related field.
  • Two years of athletics communication experience.
  • Experience with publication editing, design, and social media.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Sports Information, Communication, Journalism or closely related field.
  • Division I intercollegiate athletics communications experience.

How to Apply
For more information and to apply, visit http://jobs.fgcu.edu/postings/4217

FGCU is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Employer