(Updated July 13, 2017)

Assistant Athletics Director - Marketing & Strategic Communications

Appointment: Full-time Career Appointment with Intercollegiate Athletics
Compensation: $56,900 - $105,580/year
Applicant Deadline: July 17, 2017
Under the general direction of the Deputy Director of Athletics, External Affairs and Resource Development, the Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing and Strategic Communications serves as the primary brand steward for UC Davis Athletics, driving strategy that illuminates the brand and key department initiatives. The position is responsible for establishing a strong affinity with external constituents, building and establishing a single unified voice for all messaging and enhancing customer service capabilities and performance. Additionally, the position is responsible for integrating the marketing and communications teams into one collaborative team that works closely together to enhance and promote the UC Davis Athletics brand, generate and increase revenue, enhance the fan experience, and successfully promote 23 varsity sport programs. This position currently serves as a member of the Athletic Director's Unit Manager group.

Minimum Qualifications: Marketing, communications, or a related field. Five years' experience in Division I intercollegiate athletics or professional sports. Skill to develop, design and implement  creative promotional and advertising strategies. Excellent written and oral communication skill. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a large number of constituents: administrators, staff, students, donors, alumni and media professionals. Excellent judgment in the handling of confidential information. Strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. Advanced political acumen skills. Analytical and research skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree. Knowledge of Intercollegiate Athletics. Knowledge of UC Davis, including its achievements, mission, goals, vision, and objectives. Knowledge of campus, state and federal laws pertaining to marketing and advertising issues and concerns and other related policies or laws. Skill and experience to mentor less experienced staff.  

Application Procedure: To submit an application for Requisition Number 03019483 visit: http://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77107

Athletics Communications Fellowship
Appointment: Contract through June 30, 2018 (Two positions)
Compensation: $923.08/bi-weekly
Applicant Deadline: July 26, 2017
Under close supervision of the Director, Athletics Communications, help publicize UC Davis' 23-sport intercollegiate athletics program, primarily through the official UC Davis Athletics website (UCDavisAggies.com) plus social media channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter). 

Assist in writing press releases and feature stories, assisting in production of both print and online publications, coordinating game-day services for specific sports and assisting in services with others, compiling/maintaining statistics and records, and coordinating interview requests from outside media outlets.

Along with the Athletics Communications Staff, serve as the primary media contact for approximately five sports, which will be determined in part by the successful candidate's experience. Such sports may include baseball, cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field, volleyball or water polo. The position will also entail assistance with such sports as football and basketball. 

Minimum Qualifications: Strong oral and written communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (primarily Word and Excel). Strong familiarity with the most common social media platforms. Experience on Macintosh computers, although familiarity with both Mac OS and Windows is preferred. Knowledge of keeping statistics and serving as an official scorer is also preferred. Graduate from UC Davis within the last year.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with such programs as Adobe Creative Suite (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrated) and basic web editing (e.g. HTML). 

Application Procedure: To submit an application for Requisition Number 03019526 visit: http://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=77177

The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.A.A./E.O.E.

The University of California, Davis is a research university, currently with more than 30,000 undergraduate, Graduate, and professional students. The University of California, Davis sponsors 23 sports for men and women and is an NCAA D-I member of the Big West Conference. For more information about UC Davis Athletics please go to www.ucdavisaggies.com