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Athletic Communication Specialist

Company name
Concordia University-Chicago

River Forest, IL, United States

Employment Type

Education, Administrative

Posted on
Nov 22, 2022

Valid Through
Mar 07, 2023

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Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time, exempt position of Athletic Communication Specialist. This position reports directly to the Director of Athletic Communication and is located in River Forest, IL.
The Athletic Communication Specialist coordinates information management for all NCAA Division III sports and develops original content for print and digital publications in support of athletics marketing. This includes marketing, promotion, sponsorship and event management efforts of the department. This position tracks and analyzes media communication for athletics and promotes positive engagement across media platforms.

Write and edit athletic publications

Contribute original content including but not limited to writing and editing post-game recaps, feature stories, and staff and athlete bios for the athletics department publications.
Cultivate meaningful features on student-athletes, alumni, and other faculty and staff
Coordinate and maintain athletic profile sheets to ensure accuracy and current accurate and up to date

Coordinate game production and operations

Coordinate game day production, including overnight setup, livestream production, and event breakdown
Ensure software (NLS, Presto) is current for statistics and live game information as required by NACC and NCAA bylaws

Organize and schedule game workers and Graduate Assistants

Evaluate GA needs and assignments for home events
Schedule GAs to cover athletic events
Oversee assignments of game workers

Maintain CUC social media accounts and related websites

Assist in event promotion on multiple platforms, including the athletics' website
Actively monitor and maintain social media accounts. Ensure postings and communications are current and aligned with CUC communication guidelines
Communicate relevant information and collaborate with CUC marketing to promote athletics

**Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Skill Sets:

Strong administrative skills, including related computer and technology skills
Superior verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Enthusiastic supporter of Lutheran higher education and Concordia University Chicago
Strong attention to detail
Familiar and skilled in various forms of social media
Willing and able to collaborate with other members of the athletics department and CUC community
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks

Minimum Experience Required:
2 years with collegiate athletics
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree required
Compensation and Benefits:
Starting range is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and\/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
Disability and Survivor Plan (Basic Life Insurance)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Retirement Pension Plan
Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
Supplemental Life Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Accident Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance
Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)

Application Information:
Interested individuals should include a cover letter, resume, and references with their online application.
Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.
Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.
About Concordia University Chicago:
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities-Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at
Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.

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