Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Department of Athletics is seeking an Assistant Director of Marketing to provide support for the department's athletic programs. The Strategic Marketing and Fan Engagement unit serves to generate revenue, maximize attendance and create an excellent game day environment at each of our venues.
The ideal candidate will have experience assisting in the development of creative and innovative promotional ideas for the department; utilizing email and social media marketing strategies to internal and external constituencies; developing and implementing community outreach programs; implementing programs designed to promote and increase University student attendance at home athletic events; providing input for the department's official website as needed; and implementing and fulfilling sponsorship obligations.
A Bachelor's degree is required, a Master's degree is preferred. Marketing and promotions experience is required, preference will be given to candidates with college athletics experience. The ability to write proposals and scripts and describe ideas, and/or plans clearly and effectively to coaches, administrators and other department staff members in written format is a must. The successful candidate will also have the ability to develop and initiate unique ideas and graphic design projects while working these plans into the marketing strategy of assigned sports programs, including women's basketball.
Preference will be given to candidates with a major in Marketing, Administration or related field and 2-4 years of Athletics marketing, promotions, or development experience. Intermediate knowledge of computers and software such as Adobe PhotoShop is also preferred. The anticipated hiring range for this position is $36,000-40,000.
To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624396. Complete an application online, attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. For questions regarding the position or application process contact Michele Jarman, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Degree in Marketing, Administration or related field. Master's degree preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Marketing, promotions, or development experience
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: 2-4 years of Athletics marketing, promotions, or development experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The ability to write proposals and scripts and describe ideas, and/or plans clearly and effectively to coaches, administrators and other Department staff member in written format The ability to develop and initiate unique ideas and graphic design projects while working these plans into the marketing strategy of assigned Sports Programs. Ability to develop and initiate unique ideas and graphic design projects while working these plans into the marketing strategy of assigned Sports Programs. Ability to perform multiple tasks and responsibilities in an efficient manner.
Required Computer Applications: Some knowledge of computers and software: Microsoft Office required
Preferred Computer Applications: Intermediate knowledge of computers and software, Adobe PhotoShop preferred.
Internal Number: 353_85931
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.
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