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The University of California San Diego is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director, Athletic Communications. UC San Diego, located in La Jolla, in the San Diego Metropolitan area, enrolls over 35,000 students, earned recognition as one of the world's premier research universities, and is ranked as one of the top-10 public universities in the nation. Triton Athletics has a proud tradition of academic and athletic excellence and sponsors 23 varsity sports. UC San Diego Athletics has begun reclassifying to NCAA Division I and competes as a member of the Big West Conference.
The incumbent will work with the Assoc. Athletic Director/ Communications to plan, develop and implement an ongoing communications program for the intercollegiate athletics department that will enhance UC San Diego's mission to be a premiere NCAA athletics program. Oversee and coordinate game management operations for a designated number of UC San Diego's 23 intercollegiate athletics programs. Outreach to the campus, community and media outlets in order to promote UC San Diego's intercollegiate athletics program.
The incumbent will be an integral part of maintaining the athletic website and social media channels which showcases the athletic program and requires daily updates including schedules, contest results, statistics and stories. Responds to inquiries from public or media. Responses require some research and organization of material. Assists in gathering and preparing news and information. The incumbent will follow the athletic philosophy consistent with that of the UC San Diego Athletic Department and NCAA, and a commitment to diversity in all of its forms.
A complete application will include a cover letter, online application and resume.
Bachelor's degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Working knowledge of concepts and principles of news, media communications and media relations. Proven successful track record of writing and developing promotional materials and activities for intercollegiate athletics through the writing of press releases, features and biographies, and understanding of the language and nuances of sports as they apply to writing.
Thorough knowledge and ability to run a professional press conference while maintaining a strong sense of ethical conduct.
General knowledge of the usage and applications of electronic communication tools and skill in using same.
Proficient knowledge of graphic design, editing and layout of publications. Working knowledge of a variety of computer software (Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop and various sport-specific statistics programs preferred). Working knowledge of email and Internet operations.
Working knowledge of the location, its achievements, mission, vision, goals, objectives, programs and infrastructure. Knowledge of the general purposes and objectives of a public information, public relations and sports information program.
Good written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills and political acumen. Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to appropriately exercise independent judgment, initiative, tact, diplomacy, flexibility and patience, and to successfully interact with diverse public, academic, staff and student populations on the telephone, via email and in person.
Strong organizational skills. Ability to work independently, or with others, under pressure, to meet deadlines and to make editorial decisions.
Skill to maintain confidentiality.
Professional knowledge regarding the compilation, evaluation and distribution of sports results, statistics, etc. Thorough knowledge of sports statistics (utilizing programs such as Stat Crew and Genius) for a wide variety of sports, and proven ability to compile and compute statistical data in a timely manner.
Professional knowledge of how to manage the officials, scorers and/or press table at home athletic events. Experience in overseeing sports information and game management personnel.
Knowledge of intercollegiate sports and their specific playing rules, NCAA regulations and statistics. Working knowledge of the structure of athletic associations and their rules and regulations, especially the National College Athletic Association and the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.