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Director of Athletic Communications

Loras College

1 Positions

ID: 9.28.22

Posted On 09/28/2022

Job Overview

Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY

Manages all aspects of media relations, publicity and promotion for a 23-sport NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Develops and implements media/public relations objectives for all sports teams.
  • Assist in department's graphic design needs, including recruiting material, game programs, tickets, media guides, game notes, posters, infographics, and social media graphics.
  • Design and produce game programs, media guides and record books.
  • Update, maintain, and create various materials for social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Maintain a high level of technical expertise and stays on top of current and developing trends in graphic design.
  • Compliance with all NCAA, American Rivers Conference(ARC), College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin(CCIW), and College rules and regulations.
  • Writes and edits all athletics-related news releases.
  • Coordinates media services for home athletic events.
  • Reports results of athletic events to appropriated media outlets.
  • Promotes student athletes and coaches for local, regional and national awards and honors.
  • Directs and coordinates media-related services (NCAA and Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference statistics).
  • Maintains historical files of all athletic programs including athletics and staff.
  • Prepares articles for The Loras College Magazine and other institutional publications.
  • Travels to various away contests when appropriate.
  • Works with Director of Athletics regarding game program advertisements and other

promotional events or sponsorships.

  • Oversee the athletic pages of the school's website.
  • Attends weekly administrative meetings.
  • Coordinates and supervises assigned personnel for home contests, including announcers and

statisticians.

  • Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects its College's Catholic tradition.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)

  • Assertiveness - Ability to act in a self-confident manner to facilitate completion of a work assignment or to defend a position or idea.
  • Coaching and Development - Ability to provide guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Competitiveness - Willingness to strive to get ahead or to finish projects.
  • Conflict Resolution - Ability to deal with others in an antagonistic situation.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Enthusiastic - Ability to bring energy to the performance of a task.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Goal Oriented - Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
  • Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • Mission and Vision of the College - Demonstrates a commitment to the Mission and Vision of Loras College.
  • Motivation - Ability to inspire oneself and others to reach a goal and/or perform to the best of their ability.
  • Self-Motivated - Ability to be internally inspired to perform a task to the best of one's ability using his or her own drive or initiative.
  • Team Builder - Ability to convince a group of people to work toward a goal.

Education: Requires a Bachelor's Degree (four year college or university) in sports/athletic administration or related field. Master's degree preferred.

Experience: A minimum of one year of sports information or media experience. Desktop publishing and web publishing experience is desirable. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of intercollegiate athletics administration and sports information. Understanding of public relations and media processes. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, students, the news media, and the general public. Ability to express ideas effectively, orally and in writing.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Computer Skills: Skilled in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office Suite. Desktop publishing and web publishing experience is desirable.

Other Requirements: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Well organized and able to meet deadlines. Attentive to detail. Strong project management abilities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Applicants must go to: http://loras.applicantpool.com to apply. Please upload: your letter of application and resume. The finalist will need to pass a background check before receiving a written employment offer.

Primary Contact

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Troy Wright

Director of Human Resources, Human Resources Department

563-588-7816

Phone

Phone

563-581-9822

Phone

563-588-7101

Fax

troy.wright@loras.edu

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Job Details

Categories

Athletics/Fitness/Recreation
Education

Location

Dubuque, IA

Job Type

Employee

Full/Part

Full Time

Pay/Salary

To be discussed at interview

Benefits

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
PTO (Paid Time Off)
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement


Qualifications

Education

Bachelors

Experience

1-2 Years

Company ID

1122

Job REQ #

9.28.22

# Positions

1

Start Date

20220928

End Date

20221116

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About the Company

Loras College was founded in 1839 by the Most Rev. Mathias Loras, first Bishop of Dubuque, who established St. Raphael Seminary to educate young men for the priesthood, but with the expressed intention also of providing an opportunity for higher education to the citizens of the area. The college has functioned under several names (St. Raphael Seminary, Mt. St. Bernard, St. Joseph College, Dubuque College and Columbia College), finally adopting its present name during its centennial in 1939.

Loras is a Catholic liberal arts college dedicated to the total development of the student. Small enough to be personal, large enough to offer a wide variety of quality academic programs, Loras College recognizes the human dignity of each individual and challenges men and women to grow with purpose and direction. Relating the rich liberal arts tradition to a changing world, Loras strives to develop active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision makers and responsible contributors in their diverse professional, social, and religious roles. The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,600 students and employs over 375 faculty and staff members. Although employee turnover is low, interesting and challenging employment opportunities do exist in a variety of technical and professional career fields. More employment information is available at the Loras College employment opportunities webpage: https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/.