Associate Director, Athletics Communications

This position has been filled - Job#: 62

  University of Notre Dame
  Central Region
  Posted/Updated: 10/02/19

Job Summary

Associate Director, Athletics Communications

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame ( ) is accepting applications for a Associate Director, Athletics Communications .

Applications will be accepted until 10/7/2019.

Associate Director, Athletics Communications

Job Description
This role will work closely with the men's basketball program to help student-athletes to tell their stories with authentic and creative voices. This role will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the men's basketball social media channels and populating those channels with timely, engaging, creative content in order to connect fans with their favorite student-athletes. This person will help externally communicate the voice of the men's basketball program through social media content and platforms while also creating consistent branding. By forging strong relationships and embedding yourself within the program, you will discern the personalities and stories that set the Notre Dame student-athlete apart within the athletics landscape. As an expert in content creation and consumption behaviors, you will know how best to connect the stories your student-athletes are excited to help tell with the audience that craves their authentic voice.

This person will be a resource, empowering student-athletes to develop their personal brand during their time at Notre Dame by taking advantage of the opportunities that Fighting Irish Media has to leverage their stories. Through education, advice and outreach, student-athletes will be kept ahead of the curve in personal brand development. Creativity in managing platforms will prove paramount, while relationship management will also be critical as will building and maintain trust with your audience. This position is fundamental to maintaining the national prominence of the men's basketball program by positioning the program positively in the eyes of prospective student-athletes, student-athletes, coaches, and fans. By creating dynamic content, this position serves as the external voice and is responsible for working hand-in-hand with the media relations and PR contact to create a united front. This role will also coach student-athletes on how to prepare their brand for the next level, whether that be professional basketball or a professional career. This role will be trailblazing, giving Notre Dame student-athletes the best advantage for success after college.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3-4 years experience

    The individual should be an experienced and outstanding communicator and have experience expanding the brand on social media, collaborating with student-athletes and programs on content creation, willingness to be trained and a proficiency in desktop publishing/video (InDesign & Photoshop). Experience in a collegiate and/or professional communications/content creation role required, including managing media and statistics.

    This position will work nights and weekends during athletic seasons. Understanding of and compliance with NCAA, ACC, and ND rules and regulations is imperative.

    Department Athletics Digital Media (11017)
    Department Website
    Family / Sub-Family Ext/Int Relations / Public Relations
    Career Stream/Level EIC 2 Professional
    Department Hiring Pay Range Commensurate with experience
    Pay ID Semi-Monthly
    FLSA Status S1 - FT Exempt
    Job Category Administrator/Professional
    Job Type Full-time
    Schedule: Hours/Week 40
    Schedule: # of months 12

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    The University of Notre Dame, founded in 1842 by Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., of the Congregation of Holy Cross, is an independent, national Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Ind. For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Notre Dame has received Honor Roll distinctions as one of the top 10 higher education workplaces in the country in the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual "Great Colleges to Work For" survey...and we are proud of it!

    This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at Equal Opportunity Employment Statement The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). APPLICATION PROCESS:
    Please apply online at to Job # . For additional information about working at the University of Notre Dame and various benefits available to employees, please visit . The University of Notre Dame supports the needs of dual career couples and has a Dual Career Assistance Program in place to assist relocating spouses and significant others with their job search.

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