Central Michigan University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$36,000 - $44,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Information

Position Information

Position Number 36250

Type of Recruitment External Position Title ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR/ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS Position Summary

The Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Communications serves as a key leader of the content management, media relations and daily operations of CMU Athletic Communications department. Areas of leadership include development; creation and distribution of department content through traditional and emerging media; social media and website management; communication duties for assigned sport programs including men's basketball; and gameday operation duties.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree, preferably in sports management, statistics, communications, public relations, journalism or a related field. Two years of experience in collegiate athletics communications with proven experience managing teams and the day-to-day communications work in a university athletics department. Experience running social media accounts and providing content on social media platforms. Demonstrated knowledge of creating and editing written content Ability to work efficiently under pressure with careful attention to detail. Team player who is highly motivated and a self-starter. Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree Five years in collegiate athletics communications with proven experience managing teams and the day-to-day communications work in a university athletics department. Graphic design experience creating basic content and working with advanced graphic templates. Experience with Agorapulse or a similar social media management system.

Duties & Responsibilities

Develops, creates and distributes content that tells the story of the department, our student-athletes, coaches, staff, fans and alumni, which includes managing the department content committee, content scheduling and oversite of the Director of Creative Content position and social media team. Serves as the manager of all department social media accounts and our website Serves as the communication contact for selected programs, primarily men's basketball, baseball and soccer; may also assist with other sports or supervise students handling sport communication duties. Oversees gameday operations for home contests including statistics, media relations, opponent relations and student staff oversight. Student staff recruitment, training and mentoring as necessary. Management of communication department's daily operations. Creates, edits and publishes written, graphic and social media content, as necessary. Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised


Message to Applicants

Central Michigan University is dedicated to fostering a broadly diverse and inclusive campus that respects all social identities, experiences, and perspectives. In an effort to further this initiative, we are especially interested in candidates who will advance and promote an inclusive and supportive environment for every member of our university community.

You must submit an on-line application in order to be considered as an applicant for this position.

Cover letters may be addressed to the Hiring Committee.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit recommendation letters.

Employee Group Professional & Administrative -Salary Staff Pay Level Pay Range $36,000 - $44,000 Division President Department Athletics - External Operations Position Status Regular Position End Date Employment Status Full-Time FTE 1.0 Position Type 12 month Weekly Work Schedule Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. / Evenings and weekends as necessary Location Mount Pleasant, MI About the Department About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 15,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

CMU Leadership Standards

Central Michigan University is a place where we value students and work for their success, where we act as family, and where employees are engaged, appreciated and have extraordinary opportunities to make a difference.

We intentionally maintain and strengthen the hallmark CMU culture that sets us apart from our peers by expecting CMU leaders and employees to model the following Leadership Standards and develop them within their teams.

Please review the Leadership Standards before applying for this position.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see https:// www.

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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be made to CMU's Title IX Coordinator, the US Department of Education's Assistant Secretary, or both.

CMU's Title IX Coordinator can be reached at:

Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email: [email protected]

Posting Ends Open Until Filled Yes

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  • Applicants for this position are subject to the following NCAA Bylaws: click here to view the NCAA Bylaws. You may be asked about these Bylaws in an interview, and you may be asked to sign a future affirmation confirming the same prior to or upon your employment by CMU, if you are selected for employment. Do you understand that by submitting your application for employment you are affirming that you have read these Bylaws, and that such Bylaws would not preclude your employment by CMU?
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  • Do you have a bachelor's degree, preferably in broadcasting, journalism, public relations, graphic design or other related field?
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  • Do you have 1 year of experience as a writer and/or editor (newspaper, magazine, University, or other relevant media outlet)?
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