Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Georgia


Position Details

Position Details

Requisition Number STA002592Classification TitleAthletics Communications CoordinatorWorking TitleLocationStatesboro CampusDepartment3900310201-Extramural Physical ActivitiesPosition StatusFull-TimePosition SummaryExtramural Physical Activities. This position plays a pivotal role in shaping and elevating communications and messaging in the Georgia Southern Athletics Communications Department across various platforms, including, but not limited to the web, social media and print. The Athletics Communications Coordinator serves as the primary communications contact for assigned sports, including baseball, and must have knowledge of NCAA rules and compliance issues; must have superb writing, editing and communications skills and a proven ability to develop an effective communications plan to achieve goals.

Essential Functions

•Serves as the day-to-day media liaison for specific sports, including baseball, women’s soccer and other sports to be determined based on department needs.
•Develops historical guides and story releases for respective sports.
•Assists with the development of athletic websites.
•Supervises publicity efforts for assigned sports.
•Serves as host media coordinator for assigned sports for all conference and NCAA championships hosted by the institution.
•Compiles statistics and records for assigned sports.
•Arranges interviews between student-athletes, coaches, administrators and media for assigned sports and arrange press conferences as necessary.
•Be committed to and demonstrate understanding, acceptance and compliance with NCAA and institutional athletic related rules and regulations at all times; communicates NCAA compliance standards and assists with rules-education.
•Reports all known or suspected violations of NCAA or conference regulations to the appropriate Athletic or Institutional administrator.
•Follows all safety and other risk management policies in performance of work.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco Free Campus.

Minimum Education RequiredBachelor’s Degree in public relations, communications, journalism or related field

Could a level of job-related experience higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of education?NoMinimum Experience RequiredTwo or more years of related work experience

Could a level of education higher than the minimum required for the position substitute for the minimum level of job-related experience?NoKnowledge, Skills & AbilitiesEffective communication (verbal and written), organization and human relations skills; ability to work well in a diverse environment; proficiency with computer and Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; legally authorized to work in the United States; successful completion of background investigation prior to employment

Preferred EducationPreferred ExperienceExperience with Division I athletics department; experience with various technologies, including graphic design programs (InDesign, Photoshop); knowledge of NCAA and Sun Belt Conference rules and regulations; expertise with in-game statistical programs (Stat Crew, Genius) particularly with baseball and soccer

Salary Range$36,500 - $37,155Job Open Date11/26/2019Job Closing Date12/17/2019Special Instructions SummaryQuicklink for Posting Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Resume
- Cover Letter

Optional Documents

Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

- * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
- Yes
- No

- * Do you have two or more years of related work experience?
- Yes
- No

- * Do you have the ability to use PC computers and effectively utilize Microsoft Office Applications software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases?
- Yes
- No

- * Do you understand that Georgia Southern University is a tobacco and smoke-free community?
- Yes
- No

- * Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States?
- Yes
- No

  • education
  • indesign
  • software
  • sports
  • word