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Vanderbilt University
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for “happiest students” - as well as #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”
 
About the Position and Responsibilities:
 
In the position as the Assistant Director of Communications you will work with local and national and media to promote the Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt’s nationally renowned baseball team, in addition to other assigned sports, as well as provide content for vucommodores.com. You will also: 
  • Writes, edits and designs media guide and all related publications for assigned sports
  • Compiles weekly notes and releases for assigned sports
  • Responsible for managing social media for assigned sports
  • Responsible for press box and media game management for assigned sports
  • Coordinates all media interviews for assigned sports
  • Coordinates credential process for assigned sports
  • Handles sport and fan correspondence for assigned sports
  • Archives season history for assigned sports
  • Writes and edits game program for assigned sports
  • Cultivates media coverage for the team through different mediums locally, nationally and internationally for assigned sports
  • Assists marketing and promotions and ticket office staff in its campaigns for assigned sports
  • Works directly with the Director of Multimedia on digital strategy for assigned sports
  • Actively participates in planning, development and implementation of short and long-range marketing strategies. Works closely and collaboratively with Communications, Operations and Ticket Sales teams to develop and implement marketing, promotional, social media and digital advertising plans and campaigns.
  • Assume responsibility for planning and implementation of efforts to drive ticket revenue, game day attendance and overall brand awareness. Generates revenue through season ticket sales, single-game and group ticket sales.
  • Responsible for campus marketing, communications, partnerships, sponsorship and alumni relations; provides strategic direction and executes marketing and communications plans that promote and inspire campus participation.
  • Other duties as assigned by Assistant AD/Communications
 
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience working in media and/or public relations
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • General knowledge of Adobe suite, StatCrew and Microsoft suite
  • Extensive social media and website skills
  • Thorough knowledge of baseball rules
  • Must be a proactive thinker who is interested in developing and executing new ideas to better improve the efficiency of the overall brand.
  • Candidates must be able to work a non-standard work week including nights, weekends & holidays.
  • Serves as the primary media contact for assigned sports team(s), including, but not limited to, baseball and other assigned sports.
  • 3-5 years working directly with baseball program
  • Graphic design and video editing skills

Benefits:
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview

Basic Qualifications
Job requires Bachelor's and 2 years of experience or the equivalent.

To be considered, please apply by clicking on the link below:
https://vanderuniv.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1702050&tz=GMT-05%3A00