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University of Connecticut
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications/Graphic Design

(Writer/Editor III – UCP 5)
Division of Athletics

The University of Connecticut is seeking applications for the full time position of Assistant Director of Athletic Communications/Graphic Design. Responsibilities will include serving as the primary Athletic Communications contact for the 11-time national champion women’s basketball team, with the possibility of serving as the primary contact for additional sports.
 
The successful candidate will also possess strong proficiency in the area of graphic design and will work closely with the Coordinator of Graphic and Digital Design and the Associate Athletic Director of Athletic Communications with the objective of enhancing the athletic department’s presence on digital and social platforms.

The successful candidate should be highly organized, detail-oriented, a good communicator and possess the ability to handle numerous assignments in a timely manner with the flexibility to adjust to unscheduled developments involving immediate attention.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sports Management, Graphic Design or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of two years of experience in the media relations field
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Expertise in PhotoShop, InDesign and/or other Adobe Creative Suite software with proven skill in the area of graphic design
  • Proficient in StatCrew software
  • Experience using a content management system tool such as Netitor
  • A demonstrated working knowledge of the correct application of NCAA regulations

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sports Management, Graphic Design or a related field
  • Minimum of two years experience working in college athletics
  • Experience in the creation and implementation of animated graphics
  • Athletic media relations experience as a primary or secondary contact in the NCAA Tournament
  • Proven ability to multi-task effectively, prioritize assignments and meet deadlines
  • Experience with an athletics program that is covered prominently in the local and/or national media

Salary
Commensurate with experience.

To Apply
Candidates must submit letter of application, resume, and the names of three references via UConn Jobs, Staff Positions at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu. Screening of applicants will begin immediately.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018280)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on December 13, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.