Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Communications, Social and Content
Ball State University
Ball State University’s Intercollegiate Athletics welcomes applications for an Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Communications, Social and Content. This position will serve as communications contact for conference champion football program and responsible for creating and implementing the overall digital communications strategies and creative initiatives for the Ball State Athletic Department. Will work directly with all sports in the creation and implementation of a social media strategy and content production. Collaborate with all stakeholders and multimedia rights holder to advance the brand across all outlets. Directly responsible for graphic content and digital media campaigns, as well as activation across sports. Explore and implement new and developing technologies to engage existing and new audiences with the Ball State brand. Serve as communications contact or support for additional assigned sport(s) to include creation of communications plan, responding to media requests, media pitches, development of game notes and related content. Serve as a member of the marketing and communications team working to advance our brand and strategically communicate the stories of our student-athletes and teams.
At Ball State University, Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to learn more about our commitment and to identify how you might contribute to these efforts.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in journalism, broadcasting, communications, graphic design, advertising, or related field. Minimum of two years full-time related experience. Knowledge of social media platforms and engagement strategy best practices. Working knowledge of photography, video production and graphic design.
Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Preferred Qualifications: Three years of collegiate or professional sports experience. Demonstrates strong knowledge of and proficiency in use of social media platforms. Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of brand, communication, social media, and/or digital media strategy.
Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/25798. Include the following documents with your application: resume, inclusive excellence statement, and cover letter. In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide a statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.
The salary range for this position is $55,000-$60,000.00. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through July 27, 2021.
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.
The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.