Asst. Director of Communications and Content Development

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Date PostedMarch 08, 2019
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

For full consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by 11:59 PM MST on 3/18/19. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information


Working TitleAssistant Director for Athletic Communications and Content Development
Position LocationFort Collins, CO
Research Professional PositionNo
Posting Number201900170AP
Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional
Number of Vacancies1
Work Hours/Week40
Proposed Annual Salary RangeSalary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Desired Start Date 
Position End Date (if temporary) 
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on03/18/2019
Description of Work Unit

The Colorado State University Department of Athletics sponsors 16 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports and competes as a member of the NCAA Division I-FBS and the Mountain West Conference. The University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, 65 miles north of Denver. More information on the University and its intercollegiate athletics program can be found at and

Position Summary

The Assistant Director for Athletic Communications and Content Development is responsible for directing communications and media relations efforts for the institution’s NCAA Division I-FBS intercollegiate athletics program that sponsors 16 men’s and women’s sports. The position has primary responsibility for content creation and writing while working in collaboration with all external units to maximize storytelling capabilities. This position will manage publicity for 1-2 of the departments sports programs. The individual will also be available to assist the staff with other sports as needed. Individual may be required to assume responsibility for all functions of the unit in the absence of the Assistant Athletic Director.

Required Job Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing, business, sports administration, liberal arts or any other field related to duties and responsibilities
• Minimum of five years of full-time experience with a media organization or pro/college organization, as a writer and content producer 
• Strong written and interpersonal communications skills 
• Proficiency in Web site content management systems required
• Knowledge of appropriate NCAA regulations and willingness to support the Department’s commitment to a culture of compliance
• Ability to run an event from all aspects of media relations/communications needs and requirements
• Willingness and availability to work nights and weekends and travel
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize duties and meet deadlines
• Ability to effectively interact with local, regional and national media on a variety of issues related to highly visible intercollegiate athletics teams
• Ability to work well in a team environment with other staff members, coaches and student-athletes
• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Previous media experience as a reporter in writing and content production

Diversity Statement

•Personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as demonstrated by involvement in teaching, research, creative activity, service to the profession and/or diversity/inclusion activities.

Essential Duties


Job Duty CategoryProgram Management/Content Generation/Communications

*Play a leading role in the planning, collaboration, and execution of producing content for CSU Athletics via and all social and digital platforms/channels
*Assist with day-to-day communications/media relations duties for football, including but not limited to:
•Facilitating program interview and media requests with local, regional, national and niche media and social media influencers
•Producing game stories, press releases and media guides, including writing and editing communication materials, bios, postseason publications and feature stories for various platforms
•Coordinating access for media interviews with high-visibility student-athletes and coaches
•Regularly updating and providing editorial content for, the official Web site of Ram Athletics
•Contributing to multiple social media accounts pertaining to assigned sport(s) and the Department in general
*Recruiting, mentoring, and managing student hourly staff of writers to produce content

Percentage Of Time50
Essential Duties


Job Duty CategoryEvent Management

•Assist with management of press operations for large-scale home events
•Travel with team(s) as appropriate and assist with media operations on away-from-home events and produce coverage content

Percentage Of Time20
Essential Duties


Job Duty CategoryMW Conference/NCAA Duties

•Prepare and report all statistical data as required for the MW and NCAA
•Compile and submit award nominations as required for the MW, NCAA and various national organizations
•Serve as communications liaison with MW and NCAA for assigned sports
•Serve as primary contact with MW and/or NCAA communications staff with regard to institutional hosting of conference, regional or national championships

Percentage Of Time10
Essential Duties


Job Duty CategoryOffice Management

•Assist with office supervision and day-to-day administrative duties
•Assist with hiring, training and supervision of media relations coordinator, student workers, interns, etc.
•Assist with budgetary input/oversight
•Oversee the direction/operation of the unit in the absence of the Assistant Athletic Director

Percentage Of Time10
Essential Duties


Job Duty CategoryDepartment/University/Public Relations

•Represent the University and Athletics Department at official functions in a responsible and professional manner
•Ensure compliance with all departmental, University, MW and NCAA procedures, rules and regulations
•Report knowledge of any NCAA rules violations and support the Department’s commitment to a culture of compliance
•Work effectively with a diverse community and advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

Percentage Of Time10
Application Details


Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references by 11:59 PM MST on 3/18/19. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License
EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested


References Requested


Minimum Requested3
Maximum Requested3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Business, Sports Administration, Liberal Arts or any other field related to duties and responsibilities?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of five years of full-time experience with a media organization or pro/college organization, as a writer and content producer?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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