Southern Virginia University invites qualified individuals to apply for full-time employment as the University’s Director of Athletic Communications (DAC).
Founded in 1996, Southern Virginia is one of the fastest-growing private residential colleges in the U.S. Located in Virginia’s majestic Shenandoah Valley, more than 90 percent of Southern Virginia’s students are Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and the University observes a Code of Honor based on LDS standards and values. Home of the Knights, Southern Virginia sponsors 22 NCAA Division III sports and is a member of the Capital Athletic Conference, Continental Volleyball Conference (men’s volleyball), and an associate member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (football). Southern Virginia boasts one of the highest job placement rates (93%) of any college or university in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The DAC reports directly to the Vice President of Marketing and is responsible for the communication and dissemination of information about the Southern Virginia University’s 22 NCAA Division III athletic teams. This position also serves as the institutional media representative for the athletics department.
Communicate accurate and relevant information about Southern Virginia athletics to the public, media, NCAA and conference affiliates
Keep accurate statistical information of each home athletic conference, in compliance with NCAA and conference requirements
Write and distribute AP-style previews, recaps, and feature stories about athletics program
Administer athletic news, publications, social media and website (athletics.svu.edu)
Ensures accuracy of all athletic information (i.e. schedules, rosters, statistics, and news releases)
Manage content on athletics.svu.edu, official social media accounts, and live broadcasts
Supervise team of student employees and workers to assist with above duties
Serve as primary media contact for all 22 NCAA sponsored sports
Work long hours, including nights and some weekends
Perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s desired
Excellent written (AP style) and oral communication skills
Three-years experience in sports information and/or sports media
Experience with athletic statistics software (i.e. The Automated Scorebook: StatCrew)
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop)
Familiarity with NCAA regulations, requirements, and reporting systems
Willing to live the University’s Code of Honor based on LDS values
Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately. To be given full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible.