General Position Description This position coordinates staffing and operations of all home intercollegiate athletic events and the marketing, public relations, media coverage, website maintenance, photos, and statistical data related to the athletics department. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment.
Responsibilities: Communications 1.Compile statistics for all home athletic events and submit to local media, conference office, and NAIA. 2.Write and publish post-game press releases for all home athletics events. 3.Communicate regularly with local television, newspaper, radio and other media outlets. 4.Manage all aspects of athletics website content including scores, photos and post-game stories. 5.Oversee all department social medial platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, other. 6.Submit all required NSAA and NAIA statistical data, photos, weekly nominations, and stories for website. 7.Coordinate all athletics department photography including head shots, action photos, and team photos. 8.Promote and strengthen the brand of Viterbo athletics through messaging, marketing and promotions. 9.Produce all print and electronic publications including game day sheets and special event programs. 10.Hire, train, and supervise work-study students, interns or other staff to assist with communication duties. 11.Carry out other responsibilities as delegated or assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Responsibilities: Events 1.Responsible for coordinating set up, take down and supervision of all intercollegiate events. 2.Hire, assign and train student workers and staff to fulfill various event management roles. 3.Work with event managers to ensure all events are staffed and a site supervisor is present at all times. 4.Ensure all positions such as scoreboard, announcer, music, concessions, video and tickets are covered. 5.Make sure all facets of game operations are running smoothly and staff are in place. 6.Reach out to visiting teams prior to competition and inform them of our event plan and details such as athletic trainer services, event location, protocols, locker room availability, parking, etc. 7.Assign someone to meet and greet officials, opposing teams, and event staff. Train staff about importance of hospitality and service. We want a friendly and inviting atmosphere. 8.Plan entertainment or promotional activities for select events to help attract and engage fans. 9.Coordinate the purchasing and selling of food and beverages for all home sporting events. This would include product inventory, pricing, displays, cash management, and opening and closing procedures. 10.Responsible for overseeing the accounting and deposits of cash related to tickets sales and concessions. 11.Carry out other responsibilities as delegated or assigned by the Director of Athletics.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Background in athletic communications and event management desired. Understanding and commitment to Catholic and Franciscan values; demonstrated knowledge and experience with the duties of the position including good written, oral and interpersonal skills; proficiency in computer use including Microsoft Office applications and Stat Crew statistical software desired; demonstrated reliability and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; Willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends.
Additional Salary Information: Plus Benefit Package
Viterbo University is a Catholic, Franciscan, liberal arts institution with an enrollment of nearly 3000 students. Viterbo is located in scenic La Crosse, Wisconsin, which has been rated as one of the top places to live in the US. La Crosse is a vibrant community where you can enjoy concerts at the La Crosse Center, theatre and arts and restaurants within walking distance from the campus. Outdoor... enthusiast will find hiking and nature in Hixon Forest, great biking and running on the Great River Trail, and downhill and cross country skiing in the winter.The region features an attractive cost of living, beautiful bluffs and coulees, three major rivers including the Mississippi River, world class health care and education systems, and easy access to major cities in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. Viterbo offers over 70 academic programs complete with internships, study abroad programs and research opportunities that enhances the student experience. Viterbo offers 17 intercollegiate sports and a wide spectrum of intramural and recreational opportunities.Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in 1890, Viterbo remains committed to its Catholic Franciscan values and its mission to provide each student with a quality liberal arts education rooted in the values of human dignity and respect for the world.